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    Disable pop-up ads?

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    by eroberta ·

    Steps to disable pop-up ads in Win XP & 2000 OS ?
    NAV spam block no help.
    Also NAV spam block misses real spam and targets newsletters. How can the config be changed?

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    • #2671711

      Reply To: Disable pop-up ads?

      by thechas ·

      In reply to Disable pop-up ads?

      1. Shut down the Windows messenger service.

      2. Switch to the Mozilla Web browser. The built in pop-up blocker is VERY effective.

      3. Install one of the many pop-up blockers that are available.

      SPAM blockers are of very limited functionality. They generally look at how an e-mail is addressed. Newsletters are OFTEN mistaken as SPAM as they have long address lists.

      Chas

      • #2671606

        Reply To: Disable pop-up ads?

        by eroberta ·

        In reply to Reply To: Disable pop-up ads?

        Thanks for the info. Good point to disable messenger service.
        Did that. Not that familiar with mozzilla browser but am researching.
        Regards,
        eroberta

    • #2671709

      Reply To: Disable pop-up ads?

      by joseph moore ·

      In reply to Disable pop-up ads?

      Popups in IE are a plague. In XP Service Pack 2 (coming out in a few months), Microsoft has said they will include a popup blocker. Until the, do what TheChas said, and get a popup blocker.
      I suggest the Google Toolbar with built-in popup blocker:
      http://toolbar.google.com/
      Best damn thing in the world!

      As for spam, there is no product that will block all spam. Sorry. You just gotta deal with it as best as you can.

      • #2671607

        Reply To: Disable pop-up ads?

        by eroberta ·

        In reply to Reply To: Disable pop-up ads?

        Thanks for your help. Use google search all the time but was not aware of the other functions that appear to be useful and may be very useful.
        Regards,
        eroberta

    • #2671605

      Reply To: Disable pop-up ads?

      by eroberta ·

      In reply to Disable pop-up ads?

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