Too many pop-ups

July 13, 2006 at 21:29:18
Specs: Windows XP, 1024

My computer is being completly overrun by pop-ups. literally like 10 a minute, usually when i play games. I'd like to know if there is anyway to stop this. I have Norton Antivirus and i even scanned the computer did everything, it doesnt block popups tho. I have the popup blocker from panicware, it sucks. If anyone could help me that'd very much appreciated.

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#1
July 13, 2006 at 21:51:04

you don't say what service pack you're running. If you upgrade to SP2 the pop-up blocker works fine.
Also do your spyware checks with:
Spybot S&D
Spyware Blaster
Adaware SE
Windows Defender

Norton is not a favorite in my books.
IMHO Avast and a few other freebies seem to do a great job.

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks


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#2
July 14, 2006 at 09:03:48


Ok, i now downloaded all of the listed programs, ran them, and i still have no help. If anything, my computer seems to be running slower, and i seem to be getting more pop-ups due to this bullS*IT. Even now as i type this message im being barraged with pop-up after pop-up. If anyone has anyother idea on what I should do, short of erasing the harddrive, please, opinions are welcome!

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#3
July 14, 2006 at 09:45:46

To be honest....running those programs will NOT slow down your PC.
You still didn't say if you have SP2 installed? If you do, set the pop-up blocker to stop ALL pop-ups.
I really don't think you tried all the above things mentioned. You sound frustrated and want a quick cureall.

Explain what the pop-ups are. They could be messenger pop-ups. If so, google for shoot the messenger and it will safely disable those pop-ups.
I know myself that it is hard to see straight through anger....just try to relax and work your way through it.

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#4
July 14, 2006 at 10:15:56

ok ill try panicware again, and upgrade to service pack 2? After that Ill try the google messagner idea, after that i think ill just erase the whole dam harddrive.


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#5
July 14, 2006 at 10:26:09

sorry, we only try to help, obviously you'd like to erase your drive....no problem, do what you like. You don't even seem to be reading the posts. Have a good day.....NEXT?

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#6
July 14, 2006 at 10:40:40

No im reading your posts, and appreciate the input, but nothing seems to be working, and im just getting frustrated. I have XP SP2, and I put panicware on, i have the internet explorer popup blocker turned off, and the firewall confiqured so panicware should work fine. Yet im still getting pop-ups even after running all of the programs you listed. And latley an even more annoying thing has been happening, instead of mulitple popups showing up, the ad just appears in my window, and i cant go back in teh browser. This is probably the most bizarre thing ever, because I really dont think it was that bad, until I tried to do something about it. Latley it's just been getting worse with all the anti-crap ive been putting on the computer. Ill try the messanger blocker thing you told me about.

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#7
July 14, 2006 at 11:39:27

try turning the sp2 pop-up blocker to high and see if you still get the pop-ups. You shouldn't need the panicware stopper at that point.
When you d/l shoot the messenger. Just open the program and it will tell you that the service is stopped.

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#8
July 14, 2006 at 12:38:40

You are obviously infected and a popup blocker is not going to help.Go to 'add/remove programs' and uninstall any suspicious entries like 'Savenow','When U','Winantivirus',etc.

Next, run this free online scan from Kaspersky
Click Accept
When the updates are finished downloading, click Next, Scan Settings
Under Scan using the following antivirus database:, select extended
Make sure the Scan Archives and Scan Mail Bases options are selected as well. Click OK
Click My Computer and wait for the scan to finish
Click Save Report As. Under Save as type:, select Text file. Save this log to your Desktop and post a copy of it here.It will give us a better grasp on what's causing all the popups.


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#9
July 14, 2006 at 14:06:02

There is absolutely no mention of what TYPE of pop-ups, so assuming probably won't do any good untill the poster lets us know what they are.

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#10
July 17, 2006 at 12:12:14

Murr, thx for the help, I used that program to find a bunch of viruses Norton didnt find. I fixed them, and everything is now ok. Thx for everyones help

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#11
July 17, 2006 at 16:34:42

Thanks for posting back and hope all works well in the next while.

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