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User_Removed 17 1.4k United Kingdom
11 Sep 2004 4:33PM
I must get about 20 pop-ups by using my IE a day, does anyone know of a way to stop these? they're the ones that claim to be from microsoft and say that there is a virus on your computer or you have spyware etc.. they also tell you to go to some web-site to download the latest version of their products... i have AVG6, Spyware Protection from AOL and Adware 6.0 all used once a day and i see if there is an upgrade for each every other day...

Anyway, thanks for any help
Craig ☺
Carabosse 18 41.7k 270 England
11 Sep 2004 4:39PM
Try AdShield

Near-100% blocking. Smile
agoreira 18 6.0k Wales
11 Sep 2004 5:19PM
Or don't use IE. Use something decent like Mozilla Firebird. You can block all pop ups, plus all the adverts here if you wish. Wink

Frank
User_Removed 17 1.4k United Kingdom
11 Sep 2004 5:22PM
CB, thats $29.99 and ermmm i would prefer to click the X when i get them than pay that lol, but thanks for the link..

Frank, i could use my AOL IE but its slow even though i have broadband... IE seems quicker etc.

Thanks guys :o)

Craig ☺
Carabosse 18 41.7k 270 England
11 Sep 2004 5:31PM
Good grief, $29.99 is only about 16.... about a third of a tank of petrol for me! It's a one-off payment (unlike petrol).

Worth every penny. Oddly enough I had a trial version running for months - over a year I think - before it prompted me to pay.

So why not download and at least try it out?
User_Removed 17 1.4k United Kingdom
11 Sep 2004 5:33PM
True CB - i'll give it ago.. am a right skinflint me though lol

Cheers
Craig ☺
mark a. 17 920 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2004 5:36PM
Firefox is free and miles better than IE, plus it blocks pop-ups very nicely.
User_Removed 17 1.4k United Kingdom
11 Sep 2004 5:37PM
OK CB - Its done i'll just do a restart now bbl ;o)
Big Bri 20 16.7k United Kingdom
11 Sep 2004 5:37PM
I use the (free) google toolbar, which has a popup blocker. Been using it about 6 months and is 100% effective so far.
agoreira 18 6.0k Wales
11 Sep 2004 6:09PM
Like Bri, for the odd ocassions when I have to resort to using IE, I use the Google toolbar.
CB, have you got money to waste? There's plenty of effective pop-up stoppers for nowt about! Wink I don't mind paying, but if there's a good free alternative like Mozilla or Google, I'll use it.

Frank W
loweskid 20 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2004 6:13PM
If you are using windows XP install Service Pack 2 - it installs a pop-up blocker in IE and also blocks dubious graphics in emails.
11 Sep 2004 6:13PM
Try Pop-Up stopper at www.panicware.com
it's free and you can easily turn it off and on when needed. It Works well for me.
Cathy
User_Removed 17 1.4k United Kingdom
11 Sep 2004 6:14PM
Ahhh Frank ya just a skinflint like me lol

I got the free trial of adsheild but it wouldn't let me view links from this site for some reason, and kept on coming up with an error msg, i got fed up with and and unistalled it sorry CB it didn't work for me

I have got the google one now and that seems to be Okay for now (touch wood) lol

Thanks peeps really appreciate all your friendly help
Take care
Craig ☺
Carabosse 18 41.7k 270 England
11 Sep 2004 6:17PM
I only paid for AdShield recently - after using it for free for (I think) over a year. So I didn't feel too bad about it.

You can customise it. I've never had probs with this site using AdShield.

If you can find something equally effective and free go for it! Smile
Big Bri 20 16.7k United Kingdom
11 Sep 2004 7:10PM
The popup blocker in XP SP2 is awful. It stops most popups you actually want.

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