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Old 02-02-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
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Normal Evil Pop-up windows!

I downloaded SOMETHING recently and now pop-up windows are always coming up on my computer, even when I'm not on the net. Does anybody know of a program that would do that? I downloaded Quicktime so it might be that...I uninstalled it but haven't restarted my computer since so I don't know...
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Old 02-02-2003, 08:46 PM   #2
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I've had that happen before. One thing you may want to try is go into the Control Panel of your computer, and select Add/Remove Programs. Scan through the list of them and see if you notice something that looks suspicious; sometimes, a program will install automatically and often is listed there.
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Old 02-02-2003, 08:50 PM   #3
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Download Lavasoft's AdAware. It will do a scan of your computer and let you remove spyware (programs that my be triggering the pop-ups). The program is free, small and easy to use.
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Download Lavasoft's AdAware. It will do a scan of your computer and let you remove spyware (programs that my be triggering the pop-ups). The program is free, small and easy to use.
Do you have a link?
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Old 02-02-2003, 09:13 PM   #6
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Okay...since that's apparently a hoax...any other ideas?
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kazaa killed my computer with ads. nasty unfriendly thing that kazaa is...
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Old 02-02-2003, 10:16 PM   #8
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yeah...kazaa is usually really bad when I have it running...but I don't have it running and still...crazy with the pop-ups!
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i tried to delete it. this really sketchy anti-virus thing won't go away, but kazaa LOOKS like it's gone. i figured that no way was it really worth the hell and torment of dealing with kazaa to be able to download stuff...
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If you have aol you can go to KEYWORD: HELP and get rid of pop up ads that way.
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Okay...since that's apparently a hoax...any other ideas?
hoax?

I have it and it works fine.
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Okay...since that's apparently a hoax...any other ideas?
What happened? I've rechecked it and it works.

Another alternative would be software downloads from download.com or cnet.com and do a search for adaware.
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Old 02-03-2003, 08:38 AM   #14
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Well, somebody emailed me and said it was a hoax!

I'm confused...
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I'm not familiar with all the computer programs that fix this sort of thing, but I will say this:

Pop-up ads must die.

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