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By al1633 ·
How can I determine where the popup ads are coming from? Which server is sending the popup?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to popup ads

There is a lot of spyware out there that makes popup adds appear on Windows systems.

I suggest you install an anti-spyware program like AdAware, and let it scan your system.

www.lavasoftusa.com

hope this helps

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by al1633 In reply to popup ads

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by al1633 In reply to popup ads

There has to be another method than to bow down to extortionist tactic of advertising companies

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by Michael J In reply to popup ads

Mozilla might be able to tell you in it's pop-up stopper...

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by wlbowers In reply to popup ads

There are hundreds of web ad companies that propigate the popups.

There is monitoring software that will watch in the background.

Example:
In windows 2000. Open a webpage that has ads on it.
Now open a dos window. (start/run and type command and press enter)

Now type netstat return

What you will get is all of the tcpip activity. As it is happens.

If the page has rotating ads, you will see the information, the tcpip, as it happens.

Now that you have the tcipi address, what do you do with it.

You could go to whois and search out the information. Now what? Send them a dirty email.

What is going to change things is what congress is doing now. Making some laws for the internet.

Once the laws are in effect people like microsoft, aol, and others can search them out and sue. They are doing that now with some spammers.

I love it.

Does some good to vent.

Lee

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by wlbowers In reply to popup ads

Go to Karen's Power Tools

http://tinyurl.com/urx4

Look for The Cookie Viewer.

Note: Be sure to install the Visual Basic Runtime v6.0 before installing your first Power Tool. It's required by all the Power Tools, and must be installed first.

You can download it from her site as well.

This program will tell you where your cookies are stored, The cookie name on your computer, Who it reports to, and other good stuff.

And you can delete the cookie from the program.

Lee

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