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how to get rid of pop up ads??

Discussion in 'Video - Software discussion' started by me_24112, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. me_24112

    me_24112 Member

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    i went to a site to download software, and every since that download, I have had problems with my computer. My computer is slow on the net, i keep getting pop up ads. so i downloaded spysweeper--didn't fix it. removed that and downloaded spybot--didn't fix it. removed that and downloaded bps spyware remover, and this has not fixed the pop up problem either. now i dont want to use just a pop up stopper because i have not had this problem before, and i just dont want to cover the problem up, i want to remove whatever is causeing the popups, because when my homepage loads, i get an advertisement page to load as well. now, i am running windows xp professional and i had already disabled the thing that stopped messages popping up. also, i checked in regedit and its not ezula, and i dont particularly notice anything different in there, but thats not to say that it is not. but what could be causing these popups all the sudden and how do i remove the problem, not cover it up with something like popup stopper. also, i run norton antivirus 2004, and of course it is up to date.

    please help me, its getting very annoying.
     
  2. agent-k

    agent-k Regular member

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    I use SpyStopper 3.0
    It sits in the system tray and blocks everything on the way in.
    I the last 5 weeks since my last re-format it has blocked 4,627 Ads, 2,672 Bugs, 16 worms and loads of cookies.
    I absolutely never ever ever get any adverts popping up. Not one, ever. (Am I overdoing this?)
    I also regularly use AdAware, Spybot, and Spyware Blaster.
     
  3. deadcat

    deadcat Regular member

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    two words
    Mozilla
    Firefox
    only the best browser available (with pop up blocking)

    Also run adware/spybot/etc every now and then to clean out
     

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