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Old 11-11-2004, 06:05 AM
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Why am I getting popups on the forum???

Huh??? I thought we were safe here?
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Old 11-11-2004, 06:19 AM
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get mozilla firefox and you will be safe.
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Old 11-11-2004, 10:52 AM
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Huh??? I thought we were safe here?
They are NOT coming from us. We do not have any pop-ups. It sounds to me like you have adware/spyware on your computer.
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:00 AM
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It's Bush's fault!
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:05 AM
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It's Bush's fault!
Shame, shame, lol
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:19 AM
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Try ad-aware to clean out your problem; and then download and use Firefox to prevent future infestations. If you're using IE for general web-browsing, you're asking for infection.
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:27 PM
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Thanks folks,,, time for me to get my head out of the sand and get with the programs. Thanks!!!
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:28 PM
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Spybot, Adaware, Spyguard, SpywareBlaster, AVG anti-virus, HOSTS file. MSIE has some privacy blocking settings.

http://computercops.biz/forum67.html

This website will tell all.
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Old 11-11-2004, 05:23 PM
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just went Firefox and Thunderbird myself, very refreshing not to have to close popups all the time. Feel better the less I use MS products.
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:49 PM
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Use BOTH AdAware and Spybot. For some reason, each finds things that the other overlooks.

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Old 11-12-2004, 11:18 PM
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Try ad-aware to clean out your problem; and then download and use Firefox to prevent future infestations. If you're using IE for general web-browsing, you're asking for infection.
Thanks Webwench,

I tried Firefox and its like sliced bread.
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:05 PM
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Tried to go back to the link at the post and it wanted a subscription. Here is another news story at The Daily Breeze:

http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/articles/1188741.html


Link to article at the Washington Post:

Firefox Leaves No Reason to Endure Internet Explorer

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Tuesday, the answer to IE arrived: a safe, free, fast, simple and compatible browser called Mozilla Firefox.

Firefox (available for Win 98 or newer, Mac OS X and Linux at www.mozilla.org) is an unlikely rival, developed by a small nonprofit group with extensive volunteer help. Its code dates to Netscape and its open-source successor, Mozilla, but in the two years since Firefox debuted as a minimal, browser-only offshoot of those sprawling suites, it has grown into a remarkable product.
Link to post about Spellchecker for Firefox:

Firefox spell checker

Link to post about Firefox download:

Why am I getting popups on the forum???

Link to a support forum for Firefox:

http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php?c=4


Firefox knowlege base:

http://kb-upgrade.mozillazine.org/index.php/Main_Page
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