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Old 10-20-2003, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Help - Deleting obnoxious d-load attempts

My daughter clicked on a Pop-up and now our computer is assailed every 4 hours with a barrage of dialog boxes asking if we will accept a download from www.teknosurf.com as well as some from IBIS,LLC.

I have performed a file search on my hard drive for these files but cannot find them - can someone teach me how to get rid of these things?!!??

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Old 10-20-2003, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Run a spyware search program like Spybot Search and Destroy or Adaware on your computer.
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Old 10-20-2003, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey! Thaks for the advise - I forgot to mention I am running Home XP on this home comp.

I will look around for Spybot search & Destroy or Adaware. I will also tell my kids not to touch those lousy pop-ups!!

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correction, run both...and then look out there for more...better safe than sorry!!!
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You guys are for real! - I ran the freeware you suggested and the crap is gone - thanks
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Old 10-21-2003, 10:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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better suggestion,
delete all ur IE shortcuts, get netscape 1.7

it has a built in popup stopper and it looks pretty nice AND it has great features.
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Old 10-23-2003, 12:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, I must bow down and agree with "spfd" that Navagator comes with a great pop-stopper...
But reading that his problems already came from CACHE within the PC ...... Navagator doesn't stop that my friend......
The above (other than SPFD's Examples) are VERY GOOD EXAMPLES!

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well you can download a popup killer at http://www.kolumbus.com/fs/fs.htm
pros: it is totally free!
cons: takes up a tiny bit of the CPU's time (maybe about 1-2%) but this is made up for the amount of CPU time saved blocking popup ads
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