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Old 02-08-2008, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Too far from the beach, NJ
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How do I get rid of pop-ups???

Anyone know any free downloads to rid my computer of this annoyance?

Thanks!!

xoxo holly
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Firefox

This text is here to make it long enough.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:52 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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How do I get rid of pop-ups???

Anyone know any free downloads to rid my computer of this annoyance?

Thanks!!

xoxo holly
the spring is broke in my toaster so I have to use a fork
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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How do I get rid of pop-ups???

Anyone know any free downloads to rid my computer of this annoyance?

Thanks!!

xoxo holly
Firefox is a good browser that has a built-in pop up blocker.

Personally, I'm fond of: Slim Browser - Tabbed web browser with popup killer
Also, download, install and run:
Ad-Aware 2007 Free - Lavasoft

Thats for Slimbrowser (an IE based, but better than even Firefox browser)
and Ad-aware, which should remove all existing spyware/pop ups from your system.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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Firefox is a good browser that has a built-in pop up blocker.

Personally, I'm fond of: Slim Browser - Tabbed web browser with popup killer
Also, download, install and run:
Ad-Aware 2007 Free - Lavasoft

Thats for Slimbrowser (an IE based, but better than even Firefox browser)
and Ad-aware, which should remove all existing spyware/pop ups from your system.
I use Firefox AND I set the privacy setting on IE to maximum which allows everything else to function. I get no pop ups.
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I haven't seen a pop up since I installed Firefox a year and a half ago.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Too far from the beach, NJ
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Thanks everyone! Iwill try Firefox as well as the other suggestions!
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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IE 7 has a pop-up blocker. Tools/Pop-Up Blocker/Turn it on

I use Firefox.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:05 AM
rfb
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I use Firefox, which has good pop-up blocker. I also use the Adblock Plus plugin, which blocks most advertisements on websites. When used with Adblock Filterset.G Updater (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1136 - broken link), which loads advertisement filters that are updated weekly into Adblock Plus, I seldom see online adds or popups.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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How do I get rid of pop-ups???

Anyone know any free downloads to rid my computer of this annoyance?

Thanks!!

xoxo holly
I have panicware which is free and works 100 per cent.
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