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livejamz
2007-07-03, 07:47 PM
I made the mistake of trying to download a couple movies. Once I did that it created tons of pop ups. I am running SPYWARE BOT and also ANTIVIRUS Protection. but still having the problems. I also get a pop up that is 16bit ms dos window not sure what that is either. Can someone please help.

Mark

TaterBones
2007-07-03, 08:02 PM
Ad-Aware & AVG Anti-Spyware are both fairly effective at removing spyware & they're free.

Ad-Aware at CNET: http://www.download.com/3000-2094-10045910.html

AVG Anti-Spyware: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5
(It actively blocks & updates during the 30 day trial, after that you have to manually update & scan)

If you're running XP (SP2?) you might DL & run Windows Defender. It actively blocks a lot of crap. It's another freebie. Get it from Microsoft's site or via CNET downloads.

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

http://www.download.com/Microsoft-Windows-Defender/3000-12771_4-10598014.html?tag=lst-0-1

livejamz
2007-07-03, 08:43 PM
I am running AVG Anti Spyware. Just downloaded and running Ad Ware, Windows Defenders now. I will let you if they work.

Mark

Tubular
2007-07-03, 09:44 PM
Are you using the Firefox browser? If not I would switch. It's free. :loveff: It is so much safer and more secure than Internet Explorer, and I think it blocks pop ups better than IE. There are also all kinds of free plug-ins for it.

livejamz
2007-07-03, 10:10 PM
I am using firefox. What plug ins should i use?

TaterBones
2007-07-03, 10:49 PM
Adblock, Adblock Plus, Adblock Filterset.G Updater and any of the others that strike your fancy. I've been using Adblock for a long time and it's worked well, but your question spurred to me check FF's Add-on site. I'm gonna have to try some of the other adblockers.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=adblock&status=4

Tubular
2007-07-03, 10:53 PM
do you have Firefox set to block popups? in tools > options > content > check box "block pop up windows"

I don't use it but there is Adblock Plus:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865
Maybe I should, it looks good.

Flashgot is a good one for assigning things to be downloaded by GetRight (resumable downloads).

I also use the Super Mario Bros. 3 extension. :lol

livejamz
2007-07-04, 07:09 AM
Thanks allot I added those as well. I want to thank everyone for there help as well.

Mark