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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    Hey guys, What's good nowdays for the darn pop-ups

    I can't seem to get rid of them. My tools seem outdated.

    All Win-XP patches are in, I'm using Avira antivirus, the free version, updated to the latest. I just re-installed the latest firefox... popups are still there annoying the hell out of me.

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    Try running SpyBot if it's ads that you are getting. http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    just rub them and they will go back down in my experience...........
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    Hmmm, I use Google Chrome 2/3 and Avast. Before that, I used IE6/7 and Spy-Sweeper. I haven't seen a pop-up in years (literally). The only thing I can think of is that you already have something on your computer calling pop-ups?

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    I just use the google toolbar with pop up blocker
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Make sure in Options, content, that you have "block popups"

    If you do, it isn't firefox, it is something else - maybe another plugin or malware. I haven't had any popups in ages or I get a warning about one from firefox - like the pm notifier here.

    I also have chrome, ie8 and opera and don't get popups in any of them.

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    I use Avast, which is really good if you let it go through it's boot-time initial scan (and let it finish all the way).

    I also use MalwareBytes, which does a great job if you boot into safe mode, then install and let it go through a thorough scan.

    Finally, CCleaner will go through your registry and get out the cobwebs.

    All of these are free tools that I carry around on a USB stick in case I need to clean up someone's computer.
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    Firefox with google toolbar takes care of 90%.

    Also, google up a good 'hosts' file and put that in place.

    Otherwise, Sonata is likely right. You may already have something on the computer causing it. I've seen that a few times before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    Hmmm, I use Google Chrome 2/3 and Avast. Before that, I used IE6/7 and Spy-Sweeper. I haven't seen a pop-up in years (literally). The only thing I can think of is that you already have something on your computer calling pop-ups?
    Seriously, you may already have a virus installed on your computer if you have popups when using firefox (firefox is pretty good at blocking popups). Run a couple online virus scanners (I use trendmicro.com and pandasecurity.com) to see what you may have.

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    SuperAntiSpyware.

    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    It's the real deal. 10 years as an IT field tech and I can confidently say this is currently the best at removing spyware and adware.
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    Firefox w/ adblock plus 99% of ads and 100% of popups eliminated
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I can't seem to get rid of them. My tools seem outdated.

    All Win-thread patches are in, I'm using antisquirrel, the free version, updated to the latest. I just re-installed the latest rodent eradicator... squirrel popups are still there annoying the hell out of me.
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    What jsharr said.
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