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Old 12-08-03, 11:48 AM
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Link to Something Awful gave me a bug. HELP!!!

Yesterday on movie talk Nature Boy posted a link to a joke site (Isn't It Cool News) posted by **************.com

Well evidently this site gives people bugs when they link in from outside (har-de-har-har). The bug makes my computer go wild with pop ups every time I open my Internet Explorer. What can I do to get rid of this?
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Old 12-08-03, 11:55 AM
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Best to run SpyBot and AdAware.
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Old 12-08-03, 12:11 PM
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How do I do that?
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While I was on that site, all three of my optical drive trays opened for no discernable reason! Could something embedded there have caused that?
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Old 12-08-03, 12:52 PM
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SpyBot can be downloaded here:

http://www.safer-networking.org/

If that doesn't help you, you can try running Ad Aware:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Both programs are very easy to use, and scan your system for spyware similar to an anti-virus program. You might be shocked when you see how much junk is on your computer.

They both have auto-update features which I recommend you use before scanning your system.

I run both programs regularly.
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Old 12-08-03, 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by Darren Garrison
While I was on that site, all three of my optical drive trays opened for no discernable reason! Could something embedded there have caused that?
Yes!
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It seems to me that it was triggered by my homepage. Any time I opened Internet Explorer or went to my homepage it would go crazy. So I reset my internet settings and it doesn't seem to be doing it anymore. I'll keep you guys posted.
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..and to think "cool" people go to that site daily voluntarily.

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I've visited that page twice and haven't had any problems. How many people are having this problem? And how are you linking to it... copying the URL?
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I havn't had any problem either. And one of **************'s other joke pages i think opened all the cdrom drives also. So they may have just put that in for fun
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I thought we should have all learned to be careful when linking to SA. Specially images.
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I may not get out much, but I had never even heard of the web site before that thread.
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Old 12-10-03, 02:23 PM
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I thought that SA was one of the sites we're not even allowed to mention.
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Originally posted by Nick Danger
I thought that SA was one of the sites we're not even allowed to mention.
And now you know why.
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Old 12-10-03, 07:43 PM
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So you could say there's Something Awful in his Pants.

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I have it now so that any **************.com urls will be removed
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Originally posted by gkleinman
I have it now so that any **************.com urls will be removed
Exxxcellent.
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