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Thread: I hate pops.com

  1. #1
    harding
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    Default I hate pops.com

    How to I get rid of ths pop up on IE6? - have checked our new pc with ad-aware and now use google toolbar as suggested by PC World.

  2. #2
    Fire-and-Ice
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    Default Re: I hate pops.com

    Forget IE and switch to Firebird or Mozilla. ;-)

  3. #3
    mark c
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    Default Re: I hate pops.com

    or opera where you can just tick a box saying "refuse pop up windows".

    And keep IE for the things that haven't been coded for alternative browsers.

  4. #4
    Pheonix
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    Default Re: I hate pops.com

    Could try Spybot as well.

    Also turn off Windows messenger service under control panel-admin tools-services.
    This is Windows messenger NOT MS messenger. It is used usually by network admins to send messages to users.

    Did the google bar work? If so, why the question?

  5. #5
    harding
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    Default Re: I hate pops.com

    Yep google is working perfectly at blocking/allowing new pop ups - it's just when we turn the pc on and without even launching IE6 we get the I hate pops come on the screen as if it is loaded somewhere - we do have jetstream.

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    kiwibeat
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    Default Re: I hate pops.com

    use opera firebird or k-meleon

  7. #7
    tommy
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    Default Re: I hate pops.com

    > Yep google is working perfectly at blocking/allowing
    > new pop ups - it's just when we turn the pc on and
    > without even launching IE6 we get the I hate pops
    > come on the screen as if it is loaded somewhere - we
    > do have jetstream.

    The popups you are getting are not related to Internet Explorer, they are from the Windows Messenger Service and can be disabled. Go to Control Panel, Admin Tools and click on Services. Scroll down until you see Messenger and right click on it and select properties. Then select stop and startup type = disabled. Click OK. More information is available here and here.

  8. #8
    harding
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    Default Re: I hate pops.com

    Thanks very much Tommy & Phoenix

  9. #9
    somebody
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    Default Re: I hate pops.com

    Does the thing happen if you unplug your Jetstream modem/router? If so, then it's spyware on your computer. Some spyware is not picked up easily by Adaware/Spybot, so it would probably take a bit of time and looking through Google, to find how to "manually" remove it.

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