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Want to get rid of thos annoying pop ups?(5 posts)

Want to get rid of thos annoying pop ups?tronracer
May 20, 2002 6:45 PM
Someone posted here that they were getting those casino pop ups on this site. I was too, I got them here, Ebay, and even Google. I haven't seen a popup since I used this software. It searches your system for trojan horses, spyware coupled with freeware. Its free and easy to use. Hope it works for you too. Anyway, here it is.
yeah but...AllUpHill
May 20, 2002 7:47 PM
That's cool...pop up/unders are annoying... except the thing is, well, they pay for crap. I've decided I'd rather put up with web advertising schemes, TV & print media ads etc. etc. than have to pay, or pay more, for all these things (yes i know, no one will know if I personally use a popup killer).

Tools for avoiding 'Net based ads are a nice convenience and all, only i'm somewhat worried that if ad avoidance becomes too widespread and the commercial realm is aware of it, the Net will "progress" to a toll road where you have to pay sites for their useage in addition to regular access costs. I suppose the issue of how often the ads actually get clicked plays in there as well. Somehow, even though the money itself wouldn't be a concern I couldn't enjoy surfing if I knew each page load on the majority of the sites I visit were going to cost me $0.07.

Anybody else see what I mean? I'm really not slamming you for posting this or trying to be the goody goody web commerce police ... just pondering the issue.
i tried it and screwed up my computer - - -liv2padl
May 21, 2002 3:29 AM
it was my own fault but others may be in the same boat. i'm not a serious computer geek ... i know enough to get by but when it comes to the registry and the other 'deep' stuff in my computer, i'm a dunce.

so i downloaded ad-aware and ended up with this big list of stuff it said were ad related and spyware and such. well, i deleted them all. that was a mistake. i couldn't get back into my harddrive, i couldn't dial up my ISP, i basically couldn't use my computer.

i called for help. they said i'd have to re-install windows. i did that and with the help of a technician at my ISP, managed to reestablish a connection and get things going again. but it took a total of 24 hours til things were normal again.

i think from now on, i'll just let things be. ok, there's some spyware in my hardrive. it's not hurting me, it's not taking up much space. live and let live say i from now on.

your results may differ. :-\
was it my fault?tronracer
May 21, 2002 4:26 AM
Did you get the link here or you heard about ad aware somewhere else?
ad-aware worked fine for me...sorry to hear about that (nm)ColnagoFE
May 21, 2002 7:07 AM