How to stop pop-ups and ads.

  Thomo1 18:21 25 Mar 2005

Have my new computer. XP Pro SP 2.

Never had any pop ups with old system but now they appear on every page. Cant remember how i completley stopped them last time.

Internet privicy setting is set to high and pop up blocker box is checked.

other security software on system is: NIS2005, adaware,MS spyware,webroot spysweeper.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:23 25 Mar 2005

click here , it overlays IE and you will get no pop-ups. You could use Firefox but I find it triple dull.


  VoG II 18:23 25 Mar 2005

If they are Messenger Service pop-ups click here

Or install Google Toolbar click here

  Thomo1 06:49 26 Mar 2005

no they are not messenger pop ups, i have those disabled.

They are the flashing ads that appear on web sites. I never had them on my old system on any site i just cant remeber how i did it.

Thanks for the link for the google tool bar, i will opt for that if all else fails.

  Diodorus Siculus 08:13 26 Mar 2005

click here
Have a read of this re. hosts files. Makes a difference.

  VoG II 08:22 26 Mar 2005
  Thomo1 10:13 27 Mar 2005

problem solved.

i had to delve deep within my NIS2005 package and configure ad-blocking.

Thanks to all that helped.

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