help me get rid of Popups

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bardolph, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Bardolph


    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    We get so many of them even when we're not on aol or IE. We have a cable modem which leaves us always connected. I've tried using spybot to fix it and we've downloaded popup blockers but nothing is working. I really need to stop these popups to avoid insanity.
  2. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Have you tried Lavasoft's Ad-Aware. It has worked beautifully for me.
  3. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    You could get another browser?

    mozilla has built in pop-up blocking I believe, and it's pretty fast.

    sorry I can't recommend anymore, there are dozens of excellent pop-up free browsers for OS X, but I don't believe any of them are cross platform.
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    mozilla and avant browsers are good. I use avant.
  5. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    Try panicware. If you do a search with Google you will find it. It works good.
  6. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    After doing the ad-aware clean up, give the Google Toolbar a chance...

    it's been a great help for searching, is not spyware and comes with a highly effective popup blocker
  7. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
  8. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Second Mozilla. I've gotten one, count it ONE popup in all the time I've been using it.

    It also stands up against the Popup big leagues: Porn, Warez,and Game Cheat sites. Not one popup made it through.
  9. That crap blows :\ I had it and I tried to load IE from the shortcut and it kept closing it. That and it lets pop-ups through but closes IE when I try to load it. I got the google toolbar now...not helping much either.
  10. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    working here just fine... :confused:

    uninstall any idiotic (Alexa, Bonzi Buddy, Kazaa, Superbar, weatherCast, etc) software or run Ad-Aware at once (it worked great on my sister's laptop, and she downloaded a bunch of the crap i mentioned)
  11. works great for me. And it's free.
  12. I don't have anything else installed...I think this computer just hates me :\ Time to save up for my own.