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Pop Up Problem

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Pop Up Problem#0
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:03pm
Does anyone know of any good free programs to block pop ups? I have adaware, but it doesn't seem to be helping with these for some reason. It's getting mighty damn annoying.
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re: Pop Up Problem#1
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:05pm
think of nuns or dead kittens
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re: Pop Up Problem#2
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:06pm
My brother installed something called 'pop-up stopper' on our system, but I have no idea how to find it. That is what it's called on my screen, and it seems to work really well.
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re: Pop Up Problem#3
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:06pm
Avant Browser is a browser that blocks pop-ups and has many different options for internet use.
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re: Pop Up Problem#4
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:40pm
I have slimbrowser internet browser and theres only one site that has pop ups, and its my friends, so i let it go.
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re: Pop Up Problem#5
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:55pm
Matt, I'm having popping up problems too. Come over and take a look.
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re: Pop Up Problem#6
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:55pm
I have the Google toolbar - it's awesome. I've got 3334 pop-ups blocked.

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re: Pop Up Problem#7
Posted: 9/8/04 at 9:10pm
Google Toolbar. 9502 ads blocked. re: Pop Up Problem

Also, use Ad-Aware and Spybot: Search & Destroy to make sure there's no adware programs running on your computer and creating these pop-ups.
Updated On: 9/8/04 at 09:10 PM
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re: Pop Up Problem#8
Posted: 9/9/04 at 12:11am
I used to have the Google Toolbar. It worked very well. Now I have Mozilla Firefox, and I think there's a pop-up blocker in the program. re: Pop Up Problem
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re: Pop Up Problem#9
Posted: 9/9/04 at 12:13am
I wish there was just some function on your computer like:

"Would you like to disable popups?"
Yes
No

So you don't have to go out and buy software. I had the same problem, so I used a Netscape browser and that has helped a lot.
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re: Pop Up Problem#10
Posted: 9/9/04 at 12:31am
It isn't that simple, millie. Lots of popups are perfectly legitimate and are required for the proper functioning of websites. And the people who program pop-up ads are bastards. They don't care about your convenience- they want to inconvenience you and delay you as long as possible at their ad so you'll ahve to pay attention to it. Bastards. But I already said that, didn't I?

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re: Pop Up Problem#11
Posted: 9/9/04 at 9:30am
matt...you've never had a problem popping up before!!!
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re: Pop Up Problem#12
Posted: 9/9/04 at 11:15am
Matt you are just CRUEL. Getting me all excited about a 'pop-up' problem...
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re: Pop Up Problem#13
Posted: 9/9/04 at 11:19am
last night you seemed to be working just fine!
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re: Pop Up Problem#14
Posted: 9/9/04 at 1:35pm
As Millie said, netscape works great...also, I dind't know this but if you leave your computer on w/ a webpage up it leaves the connection "wide open" and that's how you can get a lot of pop ups and computer "bugs"
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re: Pop Up Problem#15
Posted: 9/9/04 at 1:49pm
I just have norton anti-virus and that stops EVERYTHING from coming onto your computer. The only downside is that I can't partake in the wonderful BWW.com chatrooms, b/c my comp wont let me...I am missing out on so much!
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re: Pop Up Problem#16
Posted: 9/9/04 at 4:05pm
That's why I like the Google toolbar - you can enable pop-ups if you want to do the bww.com chat, or whatever.
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re: Pop Up Problem#17
Posted: 9/9/04 at 6:11pm
Strange, LittleFish. I have Norton and I can use the chat room- it sounds like a weird thing for an anti-virus program to be blocking. If you have a pop-up blocker, that's the more likely culprit.
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re: Pop Up Problem#18
Posted: 9/9/04 at 6:45pm
Yeah...I think I do have a popup blocker, but b/c I am not at all computer savvy, I have no clue how to turn it off for when I was to do the BWW chat....anyone know???
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re: Pop Up Problem#19
Posted: 9/9/04 at 7:15pm
You think you have one? Do you know which one it is? try holding the control button as you open the chat room- that works for the Google blocker, at least, and probably others.