Collapse - I. E. 5.0 sp2 by SyscoKid · 18 years ago In reply to I. E. 5.0 sp2 It's not the fault of your browser or OS, it's the people who design the web sites you visit: they program the pops into their pages. You need a 3rd party popup killer. There are 3 recommended here:http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?&thread_id=56040 Collapse - I. E. 5.0 sp2 by SyscoKid · 18 years ago In reply to I. E. 5.0 sp2 Delete the space between jhtml? and &thread when you paste that into your browser. Collapse - I. E. 5.0 sp2 by dmiles · 18 years ago In reply to I. E. 5.0 sp2 One you will not be able to uninstall IE5 from add/remove screen you can open add/ remove and and select IE5 and then click the remove button,you will get a pop up box where as you can convert back to an earlier version of IE,and then reinstall if you wish to have IE5.Check the pop up screens to id them,now open the Add/Remove programs to check for them and select and click Remove.The advertisements are intergrated with a program that is added to IE.Then too it may not be the browser but the site you are visiting that could be using this as advertisement. Collapse - I. E. 5.0 sp2 by mcnair · 18 years ago In reply to I. E. 5.0 sp2 Thanks so much 4 the answered Q - I agree 100% one other thing I noticed though, I ran a no pops program called (adsoff) and it's stopped a lot of the pop-ups but are there any side-affects from these programs, seems like weird pauses or interuptions or freeze frames going on (which never happened before)could this be the result of the pop removal program? or if I notice any other adnormalties happening, what can I do about it?