Help!! Too many popups!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    My new computer has been de-virginised and now has 8 popups come up for every 1 click.

    Has anyone got any (or know of any) software or something that kills these things. I type in 'pop up killers' on google, then go to a site and i get about 60 more pop ups.

    ok now, ive said the word 'pop ups' so many times its lost all meaning! :bawl:
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    ad-aware and spybot both get installed on all my machines right after Norton.

    you can get both at

    On my personal machine... the solution is to right after that, install Mozilla and use it for surfing and email. I work for an Internat service provider / telephone company and employees are FORBIDDEN from using any Microsoft Internet application.
  3. i'd also say its time for a new browser....I use Opera and never have pop up problems. Firefox is good too.
  4. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Your browser has been hijacked. Are you familiar with the Windows registry? Run "regedit" and search for the "Run" and "RunOnce" entries. Look for something that matches the name of a .exe file in your local Temp directory

    \Documents and Settings\"your user name"\Local Settings\Temp

    There shouldn't be any executable files in that directory. If there are, delete them, and delete the registry entries that point to them. That should take of the problem. Then you can go to your favorite site and download some computer security tools. I use AdAware, Hijack This, and the ZoneAlarm firewall. Hijack This is a somewhat advanced tool, there'll be a bit of a learning curve, but it's very effective and it'll detect "almost everything" that's even remotely questionable in your machine.
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    In case you're running Windows XP, the brandnew Servicepack 2 brings you a popup-blocker.
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Clean up with Lavasoft's Ad Aware, then start using Mozilla Firefox as your browser.
  7. I've been fairly happy with no-ads as my pop-up blocker. coupled with spy-bot, of course.
  8. Download Google toolbar.

    I have one at home. I leave it on all the time.. and now i have over 8000 pops blocked since ive installed.

    On my pops Laptop i have a Nortan Pop-up Blocker.. Thats a little too good!
  9. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
  10. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Mozilla represent.
  11. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Look for higher end porn next time. :eek:
  12. da da da da da...too many popups....da da da da da...are being shot in the dark...too many pop ups...da da da da da...are trained not to bark...
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member