Grrrrrrrr...I've had it with Pop Up Ads...Grrrrrrr
This is a discussion on Grrrrrrrr...I've had it with Pop Up Ads...Grrrrrrr within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Not that I usually harbor ill will where the places I visit on the Net are concerned....
Ever since I got my computer back from ...
Post By Manderinobyebye
Post By Harryball
Post By BradL
September 8th, 2013 11:51 AM
September 8th, 2013 11:51 AM
September 8th, 2013 12:06 PM
You might want to take it to a different shop. Sounds like somebody disabled your anti-virus program and took your computer for a spin through Cyberia. Ghostery is a great program for knocking down pop-ups.
"John Marshall has made his decision: now let him enforce it!" Andrew Jackson
September 8th, 2013 12:12 PM
If i'm reading a thread like now,i don't get the popups either.I use google chrome as my browser,and i have a anti virus program.It could be something to do with your anti virus program,but that's just a guess.
If you have Mozilla there may be pop up blocker on it,that's cut off.
September 8th, 2013 12:14 PM
Adblock plug in for your browser. Maleware bytes to clean the maleware. AVG free anti virus. If its gets real bad, combo fix will take care of it. If that doesnt work I charge 50 dollars to re do the PC...
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September 8th, 2013 12:15 PM
There are a couple of free options here, first I would try a web site called Trendmicro.com. Google either Trendmicro or Housecall. They provide free online virus scan and removal, then download a program called AVG Free, (Google it). That will install and keep you protected going forward. Then I would download and install a program call Spybot, (again Google it). It's a free Malware program and gets rid of hidden programs on your computer and causes pop-ups and other behavior like your are describing. I just did then to my laptop and it sped it up and fixed the pop-ups... Good Luck.
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September 8th, 2013 12:17 PM
Perhaps the repair shop turned off the "pop-up" blocker.
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September 8th, 2013 03:19 PM
NONAME you need a blocker put on your computer like suggested. And also like suggested you can get them free by downloading them.
If you don't feel comfortable downloading one on the computer you can purchase them at the store for anywhere around $35-$100. Most last a year and have great protection. It will cost you less than a repair person to get it cleaned out and fixed.
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September 8th, 2013 05:57 PM
I thought "Sister" was a 40ish woman! I have an image inside and everything - now I'll have to completely re-arrange my psyche.
Originally Posted by NONAME762
To the topic: most any browser has a "Block Pop-Ups" selection . You go to the name of the browser which is on the top of your screen, the last category on the left. Click on the name and on the list that you see click on "Preferences". In "Preferences" you'll see a choice for "Content". Select '"No Pop-Ups" or something similarly worded.
If that doesn't work download another browser: a Mozilla offering called "Firefox" is good. With NO POP-UPS selected, I never get them.
September 8th, 2013 08:30 PM
NO - NO - Do not install Spybot! I had it once and it put all kinds of spyware and malware on my computer! Get the free version of Super Anti Spyware. It is a good guy. Ad Aware is pretty decent too, and free also.
Originally Posted by BradL
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