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Annoying Pop-Ups!

Annoying Pop-Ups!

Postby Stan » Thu Jan 02, 2003 7:45 pm

Peeps...I need your expertise! I have a Win 2000 machine that is constantly getting pop-ups! I've tried Spy Bot and Ad Aware and nothing seems to work.

Bell1...don't you have a registry tweak for me to remove them?

And of course, mucho thanks in advance.
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Postby Xstream » Thu Jan 02, 2003 7:54 pm

just a guess here stan, but arent pop ups java script? cant you disable java script in I.E. options?
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Postby kanaloa » Thu Jan 02, 2003 8:00 pm

Stan this is the one I use... it's good most of the time, but does have an occasional tendency to block non-ad stuff such as a private message here on this forum.

You can set exceptions however, and/or add things (new ads) at will. If you close a pop up, the zapper automatically adds it to the list. I have really enjoyed it...

http://software.xfx.net/utilities/popupkiller/
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Postby lilwip » Thu Jan 02, 2003 8:02 pm

adsubtract is good too... It works almost too well sometimes...

It kills AOL, which is really one big pop up ad... lol
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Postby Stan » Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:10 pm

Thanks for getting back to me so quick. Unfortunately, I should have explained that they will pop-up at any time...even when I'm not on the internet.

Somehow they are launching at will and I can't stop them. Keoni, I tried yours and while I was typing this message, 4 of them popped up. I've never encountered anything like it. What could be launching it?
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Postby kanaloa » Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:45 pm

GATOR.... has to be Gator.

My pop up one tends to block stuff other than just IE browser stuff though.

It could also be a virus. Do a thorough Virus Scan. Just to be sure.
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Postby kanaloa » Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:48 pm

The folder to delete for Gator is called GAIN. Find it and get rid of it.

Read more on Gator here: http://www.internetnews.com/IAR/article.php/12_869591
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Postby Mac33 » Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:49 pm

The same thing happened to me about 6 months ago...and you guessed it, Gator was the culprit. It is the most intrusive of all pop-ups, as is that other fiend Buddie monkey or something like that. :huzzah:
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Postby kanaloa » Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:51 pm

Bonzi Buddy.

UGGH I hate it too.

That article I posted is how Gator is getting sued ;)

FINALLY!!!
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Postby Mac33 » Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:11 pm

Yup that's the one John...and i am glad to see that litigation is now in the offing. :yesnod:
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