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AAARRRGGGGGHHHHHH - Advertising pop-ups driving me mad....help please..

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Wezzle Thu 27-Mar-08 13:40:15

Does anybody know how I can get rid of all of these pops ups that keep appearing every few minutes.

They are driving me round the bend

<<lobs laptop out window>>

TIA

MelissaM Thu 27-Mar-08 14:06:36

what application are you using?

If you are using Mozilla Firefox, there is an add-in (under 'Tools' and 'Adblock' that will do the trick. Unfortunately you have to update it for different websites you use frequently, but it is very quick and

If you are using Internet explorer the option is again under 'Tools' and 'Pop-up Blocker'.

HTH

Wezzle Thu 27-Mar-08 14:19:25

Hi Melissa

blocking them doesn't work unfortunately nad McAfee doesn't get rid of them but thanks anyway.

Apparently the program has been downloaded with somehthing else...probably msn messenger that DD uses.

I was hoping there would be some sort of spyware program that could get rid of them for me

BearMama Thu 27-Mar-08 14:22:29

Could you download the Yahoo toolbar? I have it and have no probs with pop-ups.

BearMama Thu 27-Mar-08 14:22:31

Could you download the Yahoo toolbar? I have it and have no probs with pop-ups.

Wezzle Thu 27-Mar-08 17:59:51

bump

ExtraFancy Thu 27-Mar-08 18:08:30

You could try Spybot Search & Destroy - I've used it for a few years now, and my PC's always been problem-free. I'm not a great computer whiz, but it does sound like a virus...

Wezzle Thu 27-Mar-08 18:14:42

Thanks EF. I just downloaded that last week and it did get rid of a couple of nastys but not these CID adverts.

They are soooo annoying.

Wezzle Thu 27-Mar-08 20:40:49

bumpty bump

clam Thu 27-Mar-08 20:46:54

OOH! I had this and it was getting worse and worse. Yesterday it was up to 15 in a couple of minutes. CiD adware and they still got through the pop-up blocker. I'm with aol and I contacted their interactive helpline and they sorted it-- yesterday, as it happens. PC was infected with spyware virus. Had to go to control panel, add/remove programs, and then unistall the messenger application. Sorted. Try it.

wingandprayer Thu 27-Mar-08 20:51:24

http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/docs/messagepopup/

Sorry, new to this posting malarkey and don't know if the link will work properly, but if you can visit the above it gives directions that worked for me a while back.

Wezzle Thu 27-Mar-08 21:33:10

I was afraid someone was going to say that clam.

DD would be even more of a nightmare to live with if she couldn't get on msn

aargghh...that will have to be last resort.

WAP thanks for the link. (if you put [[ before and ]] after it'll work properly)

<<tears hair out while closing yet another fecking advert>>

nannynick Thu 27-Mar-08 21:50:50

If you are using Internet Explorer 7, try disabling Browser Help Objects which you don't know for sure what they are.

From within IE7...
Tools, Manage Add-ons, Enable or Disable Add-ons
Dialog box will appear listing add-ons currently installed. Disable anything that you do not recognise.

clam Fri 28-Mar-08 09:59:17

Ah yes! I was going to add that you might have to run it past an addicted DD first!! Which is worse? Her or the pop-ups?! smile OR, you could uninstall it, then re-install it. Perhaps that would stem the flow for the time being.

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