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Is there some free software or MS Windows setting to eliminate pesky pop-ups?? These things are driving me crazy?????????????:confused:
 

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Is there some free software or MS Windows setting to eliminate pesky pop-ups?? These things are driving me crazy?????????????:confused:
Pop up advertisements or pop up dialog box spam?
 

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Both. I seem to be getting more pop-ups than ever. Sometimes they appear when the computer is idle or I'm typing.
 

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For the dialog box type disable Windows Messenger in your services applet of the administrative tools.. you don't need them.

Go get <a href="http://www.lavasoftusa.com/">Ad-Aware</a> to clean off all the spyware on your computer.

Since I use websites that have popups that are needed (my bank for one) I used a hosts file to dump ad websites into, the window pops up but it's blank. You can read more about it, get a good hosts file from <a href="http://www.smartin-designs.com/">here</a>

You can get a <a href="http://www.panicware.com/">Pop-up Stopper</a> if you don't view websites that open new windows.
 

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More information on the dialog box style spam and stopping it was discussed earlier this month <a href="http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10700">here</a>
 

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Thanks for the help! I'll give them a try.
 

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Panicware Popup Stopper RULES ! ... u gotta hit CTRL when clicking SOME links tho
 

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I use Proxomitron (Go here ) It works AWESOME! It's also very customizable.

It kills all pop-ups from showing up (except for those gay ones that are now using the Messenger service. See above for that). Also, Proxomitron can kill all advertisements on web pages, and more.

And it's very free.

Dale
 

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popup eliminators and spyware stuff worked great, but am still getting sign in page pop-ups. Is there a setting or software to eliminate that??
 

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Asking you to log into a site? Why would you want to block yourself from being able to log in?
 

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No, my internet access provider log on screen keeps popping up. That is the only problem left.
 

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That you will have to take up with them. Likely an anti-idle time out thing.
 

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I'll check the setting for a log-out timer. I will be typing and the pop-up flashes on, while i insert the text into my sign-in and password.
 
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