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Disabling Popups

By decharnley ·
I recently purchased a new home pc and in the in the first week something was downloaded that has plagued my system with continual popups whether I am on the internet or not. What ever is causing the popups starts up IE and goes to town. I've removed every program that I don't recognize and the popups still occur. I downloaded a popup killer for a 15 day free trial. In 3 days it has killed over 3000 popups.
Any advice would be appreciated. I'm goin' nuts!

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try this

by jpcandiff In reply to Disabling Popups

Take a look at the services currently running(ctrl, shift, esc on w2k) and do a search on each one. Usually you will find that the file will lead to some popup ad program like gator or adsave.Run the uninstall or delete the directory.

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by paul.davis In reply to try this

Or one of the other adware killers will handle this.

This type of abuse has become so common, they are now being listed and prevented from installing by some versions of Norton Antivirus. - look for adaware.

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by sbrager In reply to LAVASOFT!

Lavasoft's Ad-Aware program (free for home use) will look at your system and give you a report telling you what spyware or adware is on your system. This includes scanning the registry for pointers to spyware. Ad-Aware will enable you to delete or quarantine what it finds.

The report and its information is quite comprehensive. Like a good anti-virus program, Ad-Aware will update its database to enable newer spyware to be found.

The cost ($0) is more than worth it.


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Spybot Search & Destroy

by difster In reply to Disabling Popups

Try Spybot Search & Destory. I find it superior to AdAware.

You can get it from

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