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Old 05-21-03, 11:26 AM
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pop up ads suck!

i have used ad-ware to get rid of ads on the hardrive, but now seems like everytime if open IE6, a pop up ad follows, and most of the time it is for mature audiences only. what program should i use to rid these ads! thnx
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Old 05-21-03, 11:41 AM
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What is your home page set as? tools->internet options-> general. Maybe it's been hijacked.
I would also download and run Spybot, it does a similar thing as ad-aware, but sometimes finds stuff A-A misses [and vice versa.]
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Old 05-21-03, 11:48 AM
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Switch to Mozilla as your browser. Haven't had a single unwanted pop-up ad since.
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Old 05-21-03, 11:55 AM
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thnx dtcarson! spybot found a few that Ad ware did not.
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Old 05-21-03, 01:13 PM
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There are at least a half a dozen different free pop-up stoppers available for download. I'd recommend using one of those in conjunction with Adaware and Spybot.

I use "Pop-Up Stopper" by Panicware.

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Old 05-21-03, 05:24 PM
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lol, panicware odd name aint it?
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Old 05-21-03, 11:43 PM
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I also use Pop Up Stopper Pro and it's awesome.
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Old 05-22-03, 12:08 AM
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Originally posted by Chew
Switch to Mozilla as your browser. Haven't had a single unwanted pop-up ad since.
Or Opera.
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Old 05-22-03, 02:43 AM
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Switch to Mozilla as your browser. Haven't had a single unwanted pop-up ad since.
I second that. I use Mozilla when surfing ANYTHING that doesn't require cookies, too.
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Old 05-22-03, 08:06 AM
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Or Opera.
Definitely agree. The pop-up blocker for Opera works better for me.

If you're going to try Mozilla though, at least try Firebird instead, since it will become the default browser for Mozilla.
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Crazy Browser also has built-in pop-up protection.
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Old 05-22-03, 11:16 AM
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Old 05-23-03, 12:10 AM
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Originally posted by criptik28
I second that. I use Mozilla when surfing ANYTHING that doesn't require cookies, too.
Mozilla also has a pretty good cookie manager as well. Get an unwanted cookie? Block it so it will never be set again = joy!

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