pop up blocker

DustySox

Novice Member
Hi everyone,

I know this has been covered before, however I can't resolve this problem.

In the last couple of weeks I keep getting "pop up's", in particular trafficmarketplace .com & a site warning me that I may have critical errors on my machine. I imagine if allowed it will scan my PC, and for a price can "resolve" these problems. I can't understand why these keep appearing as i have Norton Internet security on my PC and have pop up configured, also I have Microsoft Antispyware installed, and also under tools menu of Internet Explorer I have block pop ups.

I can't believe these keep getting through and it's driving me crazy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I can't think what could have happened in past couple of weeks to my PC that has allowed these "blighters" in.

:lease:

Kind regards

Darren
 

dekoded

Novice Member
You could install google toolbar. it has a pop up blocker as well as other useful features and it's free.

Also, disable the 'messenger' service (control panel, administrative tools, services) as sometimes this can help :smashin:
(not msn messenger)
 

Synchro

Distinguished Member
Or use Netscape which has a pop up blocker, is much more secure and in my opinion is a better browser ;)
 

Synchro

Distinguished Member
You may have a remote dialer on your PC. Make sure that your PC is not making unoticed calls to premium rate phonenumbers.
 

DustySox

Novice Member
Johnnie said:
You could install google toolbar. it has a pop up blocker as well as other useful features and it's free.

Also, disable the 'messenger' service (control panel, administrative tools, services) as sometimes this can help :smashin:
(not msn messenger)

Hi Johnnie,

I have uninstalled googletoolbar and reinstalled without success of resolving issue. I had thought with combination of software already mentioned this would not happen.

In services as you mention "messenger" start up is disabled is this correct? I do have MSN on my system could this be a problem, as I've had it eighteen months now without these problems before.

Regards

Darren
 

DustySox

Novice Member
Synchrouk said:
You may have a remote dialer on your PC. Make sure that your PC is not making unoticed calls to premium rate phonenumbers.

Hi,

How can/would I check for this?

ATB

Darren
 

Synchro

Distinguished Member
In my opinion, it is as essential as a good antivirus and a good firewall (which all PC's should have installed!!).
 

KoThreads

Well-known Member
download ad-aware and then install it's messenger plug-in (it's free) run it and turn the p-i-t-a off completely.

Download Spybot 1.3 (if you use it pay them as it's great software)
Spyblaster (as above)
if you haven't a firewall get Zonealarm, in my opinion the SP2 firewall is junk.

All of these can be got at Download.com

make sure you update them.

I use Pccillin ISII. never use Nortons as I've built and looked after PC's since 1992 and it's always been a pain with everyone I know who used it..

if you haven't antivirus go to grisoft.com and download AVG7 IT's free and not bad.

ALL ABOVE MY OWN OPINIONS.
 

DustySox

Novice Member
Idoexist said:
download ad-aware and then install it's messenger plug-in (it's free) run it and turn the p-i-t-a off completely.

Download Spybot 1.3 (if you use it pay them as it's great software)
Spyblaster (as above)
if you haven't a firewall get Zonealarm, in my opinion the SP2 firewall is junk.

All of these can be got at Download.com

make sure you update them.

I use Pccillin ISII. never use Nortons as I've built and looked after PC's since 1992 and it's always been a pain wth everyone I know who used it..

if you haven't antivirus go to grisoft.com and download AVG7 IT's free and not bad.

ALL ABOVE MY OWN OPINIONS.
Hi,

Strange, I did have ad-aware installed however I did do updates to which none were found. I un-installed ad-aware and re- installed. It found thirteen critical objects. Hopefully these have resolved some issues. I will keep an eye on things.

Thankyou for your help. What I don't understand is how come all other programs, Norton, Microsoft antispyware etc didn't pick up anything?!

ATB

Darren
 

Synchro

Distinguished Member
Don't use internet exporer. A recent example showed a dial-up exploit getting through BP's secuity settings. Use firefox or Netscape...in my opinion.
 

KoThreads

Well-known Member
Darren

load adaware
click on the i icon
click on upgrade
go to add-ons , left side.
right hand side messenger control click it, free upgrade
 

Pack Dude

Active Member
Do these pop ups make you click OK to close them down? If so they sound like messenger service advertisements. I just disabled the messenger service by,

Going to the control panel.
Double click on the Administrative Tools icon.
double click on the Services icon.
Then in the window that popped up, look in the right column and scroll down and find "messenger", right click on it and select properties.
Click the "stop" button.
Change the startup option to Disabled.

Heres a link about it and also a pic of what the messenger service popups look like.
 

DustySox

Novice Member
Hi,

I used ad-ware with no success to stopping pop ups. It did pick up on 13 critical areas that are now quarantined.

i am now using Mozilla Firefox this eve, and guess what so far so good, no annoying pop-ups.

I fail to understand why this is the case as I have disabled messenger in administrative tools.

:mad: :mad:

ATB

Darren
 

DustySox

Novice Member
manc said:
Install Firefox, Its very similar to use to ie but alot better. You will not go back.
Hi

As per my above post I am now using Firefox, very impressive, it even seems faster on opening websites on my 1Mb connection.

I have no loyalty to IE, it just bugs me why I can't resolve this problem.

Darren
 

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