pop ups a pain

  bobatnorthway 22:42 23 Jul 06

I keep getting unindated with pop ups particularly error safe, as a temporary measure I have installed the 15 day trial stopzilla, but can any one suggest an effective free programme ?

  ade.h 22:49 23 Jul 06

Do you already use Firefox or Opera? I have not had an unwanted pop-up at all in as long as I can remember.

  skidzy 22:50 23 Jul 06

What sites are you visting to get all these popups ?

  p;3 00:06 24 Jul 06

and what protection do you have on your computer

have you got adaware and spybot and have you run them? and one presumes you are on win XP sp2?

  Stuartli 00:13 24 Jul 06

Internet Explorer has a pop-up blocker from Tools>Internet Options>Privacy tab - like the Firefox equivalent it is effective.


Many sites have pop-ups - the reason most people don't see them is because they use the OE or FF pop-up blocker...:-)

  VoG II 00:13 24 Jul 06

The Google toolbar is effective click here

  skidzy 00:26 24 Jul 06

Stu i rarely get popups,but am careful to where i visit.I use FF and IE to good effect,i guess you are trying to ask if bob has his popup blocker turned off in FF.

Bob if your FF blocker is off,try Tools/Options/Content/ Tick the popup blocker

  Stuartli 09:30 24 Jul 06

No, I was subtly suggesting that you might perhaps be implying something that might not be correct - as I stated, many websites used pop-ups but most are blocked by a browser enabled to do so...:-)

  skidzy 14:55 24 Jul 06

Stu im a little lost,what do you mean (suggesting that you might perhaps be implying something that might not be correct).

I maybe should have written,where do you get these popups... is it a certain site or if offline...maybe something has got on the pc.

Think there is a little misunderstanding between us Stu.

  bobatnorthway 22:44 25 Jul 06

Thank you all for your suggestions, I will try them out, one in particular was annoying called error safe,

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