November 16th, 2001, 08:31 PM
I have a good guestion that I feel needs to be answered quickly.
I leave my computer running alot of time and when I come back to it there is pop up screens with advertising on it. Now my question is where do I need to go to filter out this crap?
Ive put zonealarm on and closed alot of my ports but there is a Port I must have overlooked?
What to you guys and/or gals think?
please dont reply with turn your computer off or other unhelpful things. thanks
November 16th, 2001, 08:36 PM
Heres a link to a program that should help, its the POW V1.57
Hope this helps.
November 16th, 2001, 08:45 PM
I have a neat program InterMute you can use that will take care of those pesky pop-ups for good. You can get the demo at www.download.com . As soon as I got the demo, I was addicted. It can filter pop-ups, ads, auto-refresh, cookies, animations, java, java applets, referrers, background images, and background music. It's really cool.
November 16th, 2001, 11:15 PM
Unless you downloaded some sort of weird ad-banner software or something... I would have to say that it's a webpage thing. Personally, I would recommend the Proxomitron, since it can deal with a huge variety of things, from cookies to headers to banners to popups... so you don't need ten seperate tools.
[HvC]Terr: L33T Technical Proficiency
November 17th, 2001, 04:51 AM
some file sharing napster-like programs (i.e. Kazaa) open pop up windows from time to time - may be that if you're getting popups when your not browsing at all
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November 17th, 2001, 02:41 PM
many popups r cookie-controllled (or script-controlled) so if u didn't remove all cookies before u installed zone alarm it won't filter it because it's comming for ur puter.... try and delete all ur cookies and perhaps tighten ur cookie-security in ie... i often get stupid popups but they all stop once i remove the cookies.
(also check in the tmp internet files for more annoying cookies and scripts)....
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November 17th, 2001, 03:00 PM
I personally use popup killer works a treat........
November 17th, 2001, 03:47 PM
Re: popup question
You should scan your computer for spyware-programs. I recommend Ad-aware by Lavasoft. It detects something like twenty or more adverstising systems. Get it from here.
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