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Q: Stopping popups & other difficulties ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Stopping popups & other difficulties
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: vaac-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 02 May 2004 13:35 PDT
Expires: 01 Jun 2004 13:35 PDT
Question ID: 339923
Does anybody know of a way to stop popups? After opening a spam e-mail
- which apparently I should not have - pressing the shortcut for
internet explorer gives something else which can  be deleted by
pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del but the internet explorer which is underneath it
works erratically and sales-pitch screens, pornographic screens and
other undesirables keep popping up and eliminate the web site I
finally managed to come up with.
I have a pentium with windows 95.
I also have the cd-rom "Win ultra cleaner" by Business logic but using
it helped a little bit
only. Can it be used to stop popups?
Subject: Re: Stopping popups & other difficulties
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 02 May 2004 20:01 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars

You have basically two problems. The first is getting rid of the
problem that you have now, and the second is preventing future popups.

As to the first problem, chances are that you have some sort of adware
on your computer.

To find out what Adware is, see one of these pages:


Adware, Spyware and Advertising Trojans

Information on Adware

Information is available on those pages about removing adware. I would
also strongly recommend, based on personal experience and numerous
recommendations I have read, the following site, where you can
download free software that will probably do what you want:


The following software is also helpful:

Spybot Search & Destroy

Once you've taken care of that problem, of course, what you want to do
is stop future popups.  The easiest way to do that is to use a
different browser. Both Opera and Firefox can be easily configured to
eliminate popups.  (So can Internet Explorer, but then you also have
to disable JavaScript, making many sites unusable.) Firefox is free,
and Opera comes in both free and paid versions. You can learn more
about those browsers and download them here:



If you wish to continue using Internet Explorer, the easiest way to
stop popups is to install the Google toolbar:

Google Toolbar

As far as Ultra Win Cleaner goes, I checked its specs, and as far as I
can tell it doesn't have popup-stopping capabilities. You can find its
specs here:

Ultra Win Cleaner Utility 2002

I hope you find this information useful.



This answer was based mostly on personal knowledge. I also performed
the following Google searches:


"Ültra Win Cleaner"
vaac-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
Did not hve a chance to try this out but hope it will be useful

Subject: Re: Stopping popups & other difficulties
From: hairymp-ga on 02 May 2004 14:35 PDT
Try using Mozilla instead of Explorer
Subject: Re: Stopping popups & other difficulties
From: hailstorm-ga on 02 May 2004 16:51 PDT
Or try installing the Google Toolbar:
Subject: Re: Stopping popups & other difficulties
From: andymadigan-ga on 02 May 2004 17:22 PDT
I reccomend you download Ad-Aware at, the personal version is free.
Direct Download:

After installing, click "check for updates now" and click "connect"
Then close the update window and click "start" and then "next".
Ad-aware will scan   (click "next" when it's done) and find the
program causing these pop-ups, then click "next" again then "ok", then
exit the program, if this doesn't work email me at:

andymadigan at yahoo dot com
Subject: Re: Stopping popups & other difficulties
From: freeblue2004-ga on 04 May 2004 04:31 PDT
Windows Service SP2

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