I have random pop ups

November 25, 2005 at 12:55:55
Specs: win xp Pro SP2, 128

Ok i will leave my computer for 2 min and come back and there will be about 2-6 pop ups from websites ive never been or heard of and they have the Internet explorer symbol in the top right hand corner...How do i get rid of them??


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#1
November 25, 2005 at 12:56:50

Go get a spyware remover, and run it. There are some good free ones out there.

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#2
November 25, 2005 at 13:15:24

Try to run: MS Antispyware (you can get it through MS download site or when you update your windows). Another alternatives: AdAware and Spybot

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#3
November 25, 2005 at 13:38:14

Seeing as Studentin was to lazy to provide you with a link to MS AntiSpyware, here it is...

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


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#4
November 25, 2005 at 13:39:48

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

Also down that page is another method, rather than doing the HOSTS file, of placing the
"DNS Client" Service in Manual (if you are the only user, and not part of a domain).

Services restart with every boot, so uncheck the service on the Services tab in msconfig.
Then again, you cannot restart the service via services.mmc, but go back into msconfig.


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#5
November 25, 2005 at 13:45:54

Install this ( free )
Foxie
http://www.getfoxie.com/
Now you can surf the web with ease and comfort. Foxie (fox + ie; pronounced /Foxy/) is a collection of free security, privacy and productivity tools developed by the Foxie Team. It was originally designed to bridge the gap between Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox (an open source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation) but soon grew in scope and size to offer additional unique features not found on any stand alone browser.
Foxie empowers you to browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than with any other browser by blending tabbed browsing, ads & pop-up blocking, Malware cleansing and privacy & security protection with our smart search capabilities to enhance your browsing experience. Foxie is not a web browser and fits seamlessly into your IE browser.

Once installed, open IE & up the the top you will have a new button ( Swift Sweeper ) Click on it & remove all problems by clicking on > Remove all.


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#6
November 25, 2005 at 13:50:27

I find this the best place to download MS Antispyware.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4466.html

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#7
November 25, 2005 at 14:04:35

Jownw, I prefer to give the software manufacturers link at all times to people with problems. The reason for this, hopefully they will learn something about the software, and keeping their computer free of crap. Major Geeks cannot do this...

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#8
November 25, 2005 at 14:06:50

Yep, understand that very good reasoning Wombat.

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#9
November 25, 2005 at 15:57:09

Thanks for all the replys no more pop ups :)
but a quick question i have an old dell l667r with one stick of 128 mb SDRAM buti also have a stick of 256 DDR can i take out the SDRAM and put in the DDR with no probs??



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#10
November 25, 2005 at 16:00:01

Doubtful, but you can try it.

You can avoid many of these Windows problems with Linux. Linspire eases the transition for new users


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#11
November 25, 2005 at 16:17:34

"no more pop ups"

Why?


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