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Opera 7, Iwon, and popups


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#1 shostetler

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 06:17 PM

I'm using Opera 7.21, build 3218 as my browser with Iwon.com as my homepage. I'm not sure why, but when I leave that home page, I always ALWAYS get a popup that says "blank page". This is the most frustrating, because after I click on a news article, or even go to a bookmark, the browser will shift to this blank page, which just shows up as a tab on the bottom while leaving my current page showing. If I disable popups, then it goes away. Disable popups, and I also stop from seeing certain links that include popups that I do want to see. This even happens if I'm going from a link on the Iwon homepage, to another Iwon article. I can't find any properties for the blank page, and am at a loss. Does anybody know how to kill this?

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 07:36 PM

shostetler, I probably should merge your two threads, because the answer to your question is somewhat evident in the HijackThis logs. But I'll just link to it.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...c=314#entry1441

You're getting those popups either because you reinstalled the iWon toolbar and are suffering from the Aornum parasite or we didn't get rid of everything in our previous session. If you want to stay with iWon that's your choice. But you'll have to live with the popups. Before you decide what to do, have a look at this:

http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/Aornum.html

If something else is going on post another log and let us have another look. Could be that you still have one of the new nasties that hides from HijackThis.

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#3 shostetler

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 07:07 AM

Well, these popups have been happening for a long time, I don't even remember when I didn't have them. What bugs me is when I open another site and the "blank page" is opening that web site, and I can't get the page to display. I think I may consider changing home pages as I don't have the Aorum parasite. Must just be a thing of Iwon. Thanks for the help though once again.




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