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Old 09-22-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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I have pop-up stopper and whatever's built-in Firefox, but they still keep coming through. Anyone knows how this can be and how to fix? Thanks
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Old 09-22-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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It might not be the browser itself... try running ad aware, spyware, malware, and antivirus scans... that should clear it all up. If not, then post what sites you go to. I think it's spyware, though...
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Old 09-22-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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Hehe, FireFox fans tremble!
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Old 09-22-2005, 05:56 PM   #4
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hey snowdog,
disable your system restore then do all of your scans in safe mode. boot back up in normal and see how it has gone. don't forget to restart your system restore afterwards.
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Old 09-22-2005, 06:45 PM   #5
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Hehe, FireFox fans tremble!
Please tell me you paid the $40 for Opera. *sigh*


Speakin' of, a lil off topic anyways, who the hell charges for a (dont read this upcoming word if you're soft and easily offended by obscene language) browser!? I wanna pirate Opera just in protest of their

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Please tell me you paid the $40 for Opera. *sigh*


Speakin' of, a lil off topic anyways, who the hell charges for a fbrowser!? I wanna pirate Opera just in protest of their .
Ok, first off, watch your language. And opera does because it's a good buisness oppurtunity. Iwould if I made a good browser. Opera consumes the least memory so I would use it if wasn't charged. We do not discuss piracy here at CF so I suggest that you don't. Thank you.

Seti says> Indeed we don't talk of pirating any software.
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Ok, first off, watch your language. And opera does because it's a good buisness oppurtunity. Iwould if I made a good browser. Opera consumes the least memory so I would use it if wasn't charged. We do not discuss piracy here at CF so I suggest that you don't. Thank you.
There, I put in a disclaimer for you.

And I was not discussing piracy, I made a comment in reference to it in a joking matter.


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Old 09-22-2005, 07:24 PM   #8
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Nice attitude... For your information, I would cool it a little. You're new here and don't quite know the rites, my friend. You might be joking, and ok, sure, I'll take that as a joke, but, with text, it's a little hard to tell. Unless you want me to anaylze your text and go college literature on you. No... I don't think so. At least, a jk or something like that would've helped. I don't know how old you are, and I'm not going to assume because you could be an 11 year old or a 80 year old. I don't know. Whatever. As for the profanity, there are some younger ones here. People are offended by that language too. Yes, offended. You think not so, maybe, but I've personally seen what language can do to a person. Yeah, they killed themselves. Don't make any comments to that matter, it was a very personal matter. I just used an example. So please, just be the mature person that I think that you can be. THanks.
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Wow, I'll buy that one... That was a really mature response. Okay, I'm sorry.


And yes, I was j/k with the pirating comment. It was just in jest over how they could charge for it when there's some really good free browsers out.
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Oh, and BTW, I'm a 21 year old senior in college. Dont go analytical on my language because I'm only an Aeronautical Computer Science major.
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Wow, I'll buy that one... That was a really mature response. Okay, I'm sorry.


And yes, I was j/k with the pirating comment. It was just in jest over how they could charge for it when there's some really good free browsers out.
Apology accepted. Yeah, you know, I've been on here for a while, so, just had to let you know of how it all works and the like. THanks for being mature. I've seen and been in way too many flame wars to get into another one. THanks for being a pal. I won't go college literature on you... don't worry... as for others... lol...
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:14 PM   #12
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Yeah, the mods are mostly super conservative, so basically the only way not to get in trouble is to either praise them or not say anything at all on this forum.

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and back on topic we go!
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anyways first off i do not beleive in paying for a browser, because for the most part their all so close together in peformance and security (other then FF's tabbed browsing and the fact that IE is usually targeted more then Safari Opera and FF because the supet 1337 h4x0r5 target microsoft), that i don't see why you would pay for one when you can get one thats almost identical (and in my opinion a little better) for free? Oh yeah and your problem is most likly adaware/spyware/malware, firefox lets a popup or 2 thru everyonce and a while, but if your getting a lot of them it's spyware. adaware 6.0, spydoctor, and microsoft anti spyware just to name a few good spyware removal programs.

PS: STOP THE HATIN OF THE BROWSER WARS?! WHY CANT WE ALL BE FRIENDS?! (besides firefox pwns the pajeezus out of IE and Opera and Safari )
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Now to the subject at hand. The poster needs to check the xp built in messenger service. The spammers will use that as a door to your system. When it appears that all other avenues have been fruitless this is the place to look. This will kill the service safely and without touching anything else.>>>
http://www.grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm


And just so you guys know Opera is now free. Go to thier site and check it out.
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Go to control panel then add and remove programs and look to see anything thats suspicious. Sometimes they even name it add distribution or sumthin like that. Deleting that really helps.
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I'm really not sure that this will be the messenger service,

especially since they are pop up adverts, the way the user describes them they sound more like html pages rather than dialogue boxes...

I suggest that this is most likely caused by some spyware installed on the computer that is opening browser windows for you rather than a failing in the pop up stopper technology...

Also Opera is now free...

And as for FF... yes, it absolutlu PWned, once, when it was unpopular and obscure, but as I (and plenty of others said), when FF becmoes as popular as IE it'll have a lot more hackers trying to break it, and it'll becom unsecure...

and guess what, -that actually happened, this wek alone I've read two rather damning reports... the first was a symantec report, stating that FF has had more bugs this year than IE...

the second was a bug report, FF has a bug that allows remote code to be excecuted as the root user on Linux systems...

yes, that's right, The terribly secure Firefox, and the built from the ground up secure and great Linux have a bug thats as critical as any microsoft bug so far...

Pwned.

From now on, install FireFox is no longer a decent answer when anyone asks you about problems in IE!!!
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