unwanted pop up adverts

  tam55 17:29 07 Nov 2003

i am a novice in computers at the moment and do not know how to stop these adverts popping up at quite regular intervals whether i am browsing the web or working in a word document it is very annoying can anyone help me to minimise this nuisance

  Diodorus Siculus 17:33 07 Nov 2003

Try getting a popup stopper - click here for the google search toolbar which incorporates a popup stopper.

Or try a new browser - Mozilla is free and has a builtin popup stopper.

  Stuartli 17:44 07 Nov 2003

There are dozens of threads on this subject in the forum - just key pop up stoppers into the Search engine above.

  Smiler 17:50 07 Nov 2003

What browser are you using as netscape has a popup stopper included. Go to edit - preferences - privacy & security - popup window - tick the box "block unrequested popup windows. You can also allow certain sites to popup if necessary.

  VoG II 17:57 07 Nov 2003

If they are Windows Messenger pop-ups click here

  rawprawn 18:43 07 Nov 2003

Diodorus siculus is right the google toolbar is not only an excellent popup stopper but a great search tool as well, I can highly recomend it.

  Proxy Worm 18:55 07 Nov 2003

Yeh go for the google toolbar!

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