Pop up Hell!

  portofcall 19:26 08 Nov 2003

Whenever I log on I get (XP) a pop up instructing me that I have to install some browser which cost ?1.50 a minute! Have tried pop up blocker plus adware6 to no avail. Adware tells me there are 2 registry changes which I quarantine and fix. I also now Start Up with My Documents instead of regular Start Up Screen. Are these instances connnected? No virus scan tells me anything is wrong. This cannot be right. Could really use some help on this as it never seems to go away.


  VoG II 19:27 08 Nov 2003

If this is a Windows Messenger pop-up click here

  woodchip 19:30 08 Nov 2003

If you use Netscape you can stop all popups in the Edit\preferences\Privacy\Popup Windows

  spuds 23:21 08 Nov 2003

Another very good pop-up stopper is the Google Toolbar, which is a free download.

  [email protected] 23:34 08 Nov 2003

Start --> Run --> msconfig --> StartUp --> uncheck all unknown process

See if this applies: Start/Run/Regedit

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

In the right pane, check your settings under Load and Run:

Tip: This problem can be caused by the DlDer Trojan. More information

click here

To Stop Windows Explorer from opening My Documents:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Change the key that reads:


  [email protected] 23:44 08 Nov 2003

link is dead

click here

  barryoneoff.co.uk 02:04 09 Nov 2003

once enabled, it stops 'em.

  portofcall 10:14 09 Nov 2003

Gonna give this a shot. Just wanted all the good folks who assist "computer idiots" like myself (or maybe must myself) that it is much appreciated that you would spend time giving a helping hand. So, don't think no one appreciates ya'll.


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