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Old 08-19-09, 06:59 AM   #1
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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 My tools seem outdated.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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Old 08-19-09, 07:05 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-19-09, 07:31 AM   #3
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just rub them and they will go back down in my experience...........
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Old 08-19-09, 07:50 AM   #4
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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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Old 08-19-09, 07:52 AM   #5
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I just use the google toolbar with pop up blocker
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Old 08-19-09, 08:05 AM   #6
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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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Old 08-19-09, 09:06 AM   #7
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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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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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Old 08-19-09, 08:10 PM   #10
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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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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.
Have you tried a large foam-headed hammer?
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Old 08-19-09, 08:39 PM   #13
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What jsharr said.
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