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Old 05-18-07, 10:28 AM   #1
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Please help with annoying popups.

I think I went to a website recently (by mistake, following a link that someone emailed me that didn't turn out to be the proper link). Anyway, since then I've had annoying popups come up out of the blue on websites that never before had popups appear. I suspect that the website I went to installed some kind of program on my computer and I need to get rid of it.

I've ran McAfee, no virus found. I've run AdAware and it found data miners, but that has always been the case, and removing them made no difference in my popup problem. I've always had my popups disabled in MS Explorer and verified that the setting is still the same.

What should I do? Any help would be MUCH appreciated! These popups (advertisements) are driving me crazy!
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Old 05-18-07, 10:36 AM   #2
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Is your firewall turned on?
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Old 05-18-07, 10:48 AM   #3
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Yes.
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Old 05-18-07, 12:28 PM   #4
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Well you can try tools like Adaware, Spybot etc. They may or may not help. You can try all the simple things like deleting all your internet browser history, cookies, temp files. You can make sure that your default home page is what you want it to be and reset it if necessary.

if you still have the problem you may need to take stronger measures.
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Old 05-18-07, 12:35 PM   #5
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There's a sticky in this forum that has a lot of useful tips.
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