x rated pop ups

  Mazzamac 14:26 21 May 2005

I have been getting a lot of x rated pop ups even when I have no browser window open. I go away from my PC & when I come back theres an explicit picture waiting for me! I'm not a prude but I do have a six year old daughter who does not need to see things like that!!

  Joe R 14:29 21 May 2005

click here

I think this may be your problem.

  VoG II 14:29 21 May 2005

Are these Messenger Service pop-ups? click here

  Mazzamac 14:53 21 May 2005

I dont think they are messenger service pop ups. They're just like adverts that pop up when browsing. I'm not 100% sure though, I'm not an expert when it comes to computers!!

  Joe R 14:57 21 May 2005


That's the type of pop-ups that can occur with messenger.

A lot of companies use the service to "advertise" their wares.

  Indigo 1 15:39 21 May 2005

If you don't use Messenger you can disable it with click here.

If that doesn't fix it, do you have good quality Anti-Spyware installed and do you update them before you run them ?

Which one(s) do you use ?

  VCR97 19:30 21 May 2005

Try Pop-Up Stopper from click here (free)

  VCR97 19:31 21 May 2005

PS Go to the links in the right-hand panel.

  gudgulf 20:10 21 May 2005

You need to scan for adware/spyware with something like Adaware or a2 or SpybotS$D.You have almost certainly got at least one nasty on your system.I've seen this before connected with a browser hijacker called Xupiter, and they are not messenger popups.

  Mazzamac 18:02 23 May 2005

Big thanks to all who responded. Have run spybot s&d, seems to have worked so far. Thanks again.

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