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I. E. 5.0 sp2

By mcnair ·
On my home p.c. (new) 450 processor-13GB HD
OS (win2000) 64MG RAM IE installed off CD rom. the most annoying things happening with this is the hyperlinks popping up randomly and every 5 seconds with advertisments. they open while I'm working on the p.c. and only when I'm in I.E. if I close them they start 2 pop up faster. went 2 microsoft support page 2 download servicepack2 and system told me I already have it but I can't find it. there's a I.E uninstall program but when clicked it won't run, just sits there. tried 2 uninstall them add/rem programs and box 2 repair or relocate components pops up. I've tried several ways 2 get this off my p.c. 2 re-install but nothing works. I started using netscape which works well but I've seen some ofthe links pop up on there also. but not as bad as in explorer. need 2 know of a way 2 disable this feature. whether in the Os or in the program itself. it's driving me crazy. only when I'm using the browers do I have this problem. please help.

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by SyscoKid 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

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by SyscoKid In reply to I. E. 5.0 sp2

Delete the space between jhtml? and &thread when you paste that into your browser.

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by dmiles 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.

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by mcnair 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?

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