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#1 KERobinson


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Posted 14 September 2005 - 09:19 PM

I get a lot of pop ups on my computer whenever it's connected to the internet. How can I disable pop ups completely so that whenever a site requires one it asks me before the screen can show up? Thanks!

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 09:23 PM

One simple solution, if you are somewhat adventurous and don't mind trying new things, is to change browsers to Mozilla's Firefox or( if you prefer) to the Mozlla Suite (which includes an Email client that replaces OExpress). Either one of these will eliminate virtually all popups.
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 11:05 PM


Against my better judgment, I'm going to make a presumption, that you are using XP as an OS and IE as a web browser. I usually refrain from presumptions. If that is in fact the case, verify that your windows messenger service is disabled. This service is not to be confused with MSN messenger. Windows messenger is a feature used to communicate within a network that has been exploited by spammers. If you don't know how to disable the feature. Take a look at this link by Microsoft: Disabling Messenger Service in Windows XP

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