Annoying pop ups in XP

  kevvyb 21:57 14 Jul 2004

Is there anyway of disabling that annoying pop up that opens a window showing the contents of a flash drive when it's connected to a system.

Likewise the little dialogue box that will offer options of opening a folder to view files, playing a cd, etc etc

  SANTOS7 22:41 14 Jul 2004

click here as popup stoppers go this is about the best,

  kevvyb 22:47 14 Jul 2004

Hi SAntos, maybe I haven't described these properly. I mean the Windows XP O/S that automatically opens a window showing contents of a flash drive that has just been attached or the WINDOWS dialogue box that appears when a CD is inserted asking "What do you want to do".

I find them very irritating and virtually never use them, just having to close them down.

  SANTOS7 22:58 14 Jul 2004

Found this Kevvyb hope its what you need.

Macromedia Flash is the evil little program responsible for many of the
blinking, pulsating ads that are popping up all over the Web.

Of course Microsoft makes it none too easy to remove Flash and prevent
it from ever coming back. Following these instructions should help
you banish Flash forever, or at least until advertisers figure out
some other way of forcing you to keep it.

These instructions are known to work with Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows
2000. They may require modifications on other versions of IE or Windows.

1. Set Internet Explorer to prompt you before installing any ActiveX controls

a. Close all Internet Explorer windows.
b. Open the Internet Options control panel.
c. In the Security tab, click Internet, then click Custom Level.
d. Make sure that Download SIGNED ActiveX controls is set to Prompt, and
that Download UNSIGNED ActiveX controls is set to Prompt or Disable.
e. Click OK to save the security settings.

2. Remove Flash:

a. Open the Internet Options control panel, if it isn't already open.
b. In the General tab, under Temporary Internet Files, click Settings, then
click View Objects.
c. Right-click on the Macromedia Flash icon and select Remove.
d. Close the Downloaded Program Files window.
e. Click OK to close the Settings window

  kevvyb 23:02 14 Jul 2004

Santos, I'm not posting about ads of any description. Forget 'pop ups' and think WINDOWS. These are essentially windows browser windows and dialogue boxes - nothing malicious or external to the O/S. Thanks anyway.

  JFT 23:08 14 Jul 2004

Kevvyb i think you're talking about Windows balloon tips in the notification area , if you are then ttp://click here This will stop them!

  SANTOS7 23:09 14 Jul 2004

click here this what you look for

  kevvyb 23:13 14 Jul 2004

Santos, Thanks for that. Not quite I don't think but will make use of that too. Cheers.

  SANTOS7 23:17 14 Jul 2004

click here while your running XP you might like this it may also give you a definitive answer to you prob, good luck

  kevvyb 23:20 14 Jul 2004

Thanks Santos/JFT. Have just discovered that that snap in console cannot be used with XP home. The bit you specify does not appear in the list.

  SANTOS7 23:25 14 Jul 2004

have found this relating to messenger service popups

Windows XP Home
1.Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
2.Click Performance and Maintenance
3.Click Administrative Tools
4.Double click Services Scroll
5.down and highlight "Messenger"
6.Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
7.Click the STOP button.
8.Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
9.Click OK

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