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GottaLoveIt


GottaLoveIt

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Location: Stevenage

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Posted:Anyone know how I get rid of them? At least one or two pop up at different intervals. I'm pretty sure there isn't a set pattern to them. Is anyone getting them when they open up home of poi or google?
Yay! another one! It says "Wales - The Big Country" and I can win a car!
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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Eeep - someone's been infected with Spyway methinks

Go to www.lavasoft.de and download Ad-aware - the free version
Run it and it should get rid of them. Some spyware stuff just comes from various websites, others come bundled in downloads with KaZaa (use KaZaa lite) for example smile





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GottaLoveIt


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Posted:Tis possibly Kazaa! (Stupid sister) spank

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:
Just to reitterate- these pop ups have nothing to do with the Home of Poi site. Home of Poi does not launch any popups.

Kazaa - it's pointless. Well, it has a point, but other programs have sharper ones. If you must have it, try Kazaa lite, which is SpyWare free.


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Or even better SoulSeek

However, I'm not going to put a link in with all the new court cases coming through...

But if you find a link, this is important, it's NOT www.soulseek.org - This is a variation of the program with spyware and purposefully built security backdoors - avoid at all costs (Seriously)


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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

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Location: Bristol, UK

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Posted:slsknet.org
Yep, it's a keep it quiet program. Never mentioned in the press so for now we can hope it has life.


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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

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Location: Bristol

Total posts: 2523
Posted:go to mozilla.org
and download the best browser on the planet. mozilla firefox
fully good software
it kills all pop ups smile I havent seen one for months smile
and it has tab browsing, click the middle button on a link, and it opens in a background tab smile bliss
I use IE about 1 time a month


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:i have to use exploder cus clients view my work in exploder.
but i use google toolbar, it's well good for disrupting pop-ups.
my navel, sadly is not pop-up frown


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Big Andy
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

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Location: Dallas, Tx

Total posts: 186
Posted:I second the emotion that Mr. Pop Up's computer probably has some adware/spyware on it. My last computer had so much spyware on it it was ridiuclous. I kept getting these huge pop-ups that would make you click on things to get rid of them, but they covered the whole page, so you couldn't even get to your task bar. I figured out how to get around that, but still, the pop ups were horrible. Now I'm behind a router and very rarely get pop-ups, and there's no spy-ware anymore either.

On the soulseek/filesharing topic, is that really the best one to go with? Does anyone have any others they like that have no adware/spyware built into them? Other than Kazaa lite of course.

What about bearshare? does that still exist? Does it have spyware?


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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

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Location: Hastings

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Posted:No I do not want free organic penis enlargemnt
No I do not want software for 100 to make my computer run a trillion times faster
and No I do not want hot sexy MILF's in my area

down with pop-ups!!!


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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK

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Posted:Personally I have been tempted by the ads for bigger breasts smile
MILF? confused having no popups and no spam I feel I'm missing out somewhere.

Best p2p - as we said: Soulseek. No doubts


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GottaLoveIt


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Location: Stevenage

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Posted:MILF? American Pie! Don't you know???
Mother I'd Like to [put in an obvious word that begins with F]

Stacie's mom, has got it going on la la la la *Ears bleed*


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Posted:cor blimey

RoOtZ

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Big Andy
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

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Location: Dallas, Tx

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Posted:Does soulseek have an option for you to not share? Because i don't run my computer that often, and I don't run my filesharing program except during the actual time I'm trying to download.

"We can't stop here! This is bat country!"

"Welcome to the U-S-A,
We'll treat you right, unless you're black or gay, or Cherokeeeeee!!"

-Brian Griffin from "Family Guy" (the dog)

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GottaLoveIt


GottaLoveIt

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Location: Stevenage

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Posted:Teehee, cheers for help, turns out it wasn't just spyware! We had about 261??? Virus type objects, now we have about 5 and the computer can operate again!!! Though the comp had to go through a full week nursing process of being rebooted and reinstalled but it worked!
Now I have no pop-ups, no junk mail (spam) etc! WOOHOO!!!! *Touch wood*

*Does the happy dance*



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