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Q: Pop-up blockers

I hope someone can help me. A few days ago, Windows Internet Explorer started blocking my pop-ups in my gmail account. For example, if there is a link in an e-mail, it will not let me click on it ... I get a message saying a pop-up was blocked. I have tried turning pop-up blocker off and am still getting the message and cannot follow the link. Furthermore, when I try to view all blocked pop-ups, I cannot click on that either! Is anyone else having this problem and does anyone know a solution?

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Preferred Solution: Pop-up blockers

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A: Pop-up blockers

What are your internet settings like? Are you set to high? If you are back it down to medium, and set it to allow cookies from gmail. Hope this helps.

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Hi there,

A few years ago I remember seeing this program that basically acted like ZoneAlarm or other similar programs, however the difference with this one was that it allowed you to see and block IP addresses that you didn't want.

it even provided you with a location (not pinpoint location but general) on a map as well. such as city or town the address was located in.

anyone have any idea what this program was, or have any suggestions for any similar programs.

reason I ask is because I've been made aware that someone is tracking one of my friends connections and showing them lists of the sites they've been visiting.

I want to block this person from ever doing that to me, or my friends.

cos its just bang out of order that they do something like this..

thanks for your time
 

A:IP Blockers

Well, that blocking software will not help you. Do you know the IP address of this bad person? Are you sure that he is not using some other computer as a relay to forward this information?

You protect yourself from harm by:
1. Being sensible. Really, do not run programs you download from the internet unless you are absolutely sure they can be trusted.
2. Not using Internet Explorer
3. Using a software firewall that prompts you when a program tries to access the internet. Don't click "allow" right away. Think whether you want this internet connection to happen.
4. Using a proper antivirus program.
5. Doing regular spyware scans of your computer.
6. Being sensible. Do not install random programs please. Think hard whether you need this crap. Especially if it is offered to you by a friend or a friendly advertising banner.
7. Not socialising with *******s. Really, you don't want suspicious computer-savvy people using your computer even for a "couple of minutes".
8. See point 1
 

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I just downloaded Google Web Bar with a Pop up blocker built-in.
Does any one have an opinion on this software and any other pop up blockers.
So far this one seems OK.

Joshuacat

A:Pop Up Blockers

The best pop-up blocker I've found:Click LogoFirefoxAlso POW!, from AnalogX, is pretty good.

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Okay this may seem like a dumb question. but
I have been playing Pogo games for some years now,
but lately when I go to play the game, my computer is not
allowing the pop-up for the game to open.
I have not installed anything new so I don't understand.
Can someone help me please?
Thanks!
 

A:Pop up blockers

You probably got something hidden in your computer that's not letting you play it. double check. If you actually do have a pop up blocker free edition or something hold left control.
 

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I was wondering if anyone had any links to free pop-up blockers.
I had purchased History kill a few years back which came with a pop-up blocker. Hijack This said to remove it due to instability. Does anyone have any ideas?
I don't need all the bells and buzzes listed on Download.com. Just pop-ups.
Thanks.

A:Pop-Up Blockers

POW - trainable, popup blocker for Internet Explorer.You can find other, safe, free applications on our page here:Freeware replacements for common commercial apps

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Can anyone recommend an ip blocker other than peerguardian or protowall.Both of these programs are useless to me for the following reasons:

Peer guardian is allowing EVERYTHING , ive reinstalled etc but cannot get it to block a damn thing , plus the updates never work properly.

protowall wont even start on my machine (some nonsense about drivers not being installed even after numerous re installs)

Thanks

P.s , I only need it to cover P2P sharing.
 

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Hi all

Does anyone have any recommendations for stopping pop ups. I have personally never had a problem with these but I am sorting out a friends computer who constantly seems to be getting pop ups!

She has been running her pc for some time with no anti-virus installed (un-knowingly) and after running a scan in AVG it came up with lots of trojans and all sorts of crap which I have moved to the virus vault but this does not seem to have made any difference.

Please help as I think her sanity is coming to an end with this.

Cheers in advance

Will
@mods - I posted this in the software forum too so you can delete that one - sorry!!
 

A:Pop up blockers

Hi, (I've taken care of the other thread in All Other Software for you)

Fixing these type of problems may mean that you will have to run scans over a time frame of a few days...it doesn't bother us to work that way, as long as you are able to do so.

An option would be to have the friend join TSG and do the fixing and posting logs etc.... again, we don't mind if you do it, but there will probably be a time lag for you both.

Here is what to do first (whoever does the work): Do this ON the infected computer! It's easier...

The friend could do this, and pass the logs on to you to post...or you go to their location and do it- especially if they are not too experienced, that latter option sounds best.

Hijackthis:
go to Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
Click the blue "Download the Hijackthis Installer" link
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop. DO NOT just press run from the website
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then save the log and then the log will open in Notepad.
Don't use the Analyse This ... Read more

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I ran across a thread today in another forum which mentioned a program called ProtoWall which works much like PeerGuardian in blocking IPP's. As I haven't used either one although I've heard of PeerGuardian. ProtoWall is new to me. Anyone here heard of it/ using it by chance?

Gadfly
 

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I heard there is a program that blocks 100% ads. Does anyone know what that program is called? Or a really really good one?
 

A:Pop Up Blockers

SolidSnake85

Closing thread.

Please stop creating duplicate threads.

You have been answered in your original thread, continue replies there,
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=378859
 

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Can someone please recommend a free pop-up blocker site and any other free "stuff" I can use to help protect my pc. The only thing I am currently running is McAfee Virusscan. I also have spybot downloaded and run weekly. I browse around quite a bit, play games, do some online ordering, pay some bills online, etc. I don't know anything about adware, spyware, shredders and stuff like that! I would like to be as safe as possible...Thank you!
 

A:Pop-up blockers...etc.

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I switched to MSE it is a little lax on pop ups, what add ons should I be looking at?

Phil

A:Pop up blockers

Sorry, but whats MSE? Not familiar with that acronym.

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I have a Dell Latitude C800 with Win2K on it. I also have McAfee virus software. When I visit websites and/or receive emails...I am told that the message will not load properly due to a pop up blocker. I do not have one installed. I did install one and uninstalled it hoping that it would fix the problem. But it didn't. I haev also goen to McAfee to download the update to my software and it just sits there. I haveno idea what the heck is happening!

PLEASE help...
Thanks
Sheila
 

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OK, so I have these great pop-up blockers installed on IE6 running with XP-Pro.

EXCEPT

All these @#$% new screens keep coming up and nothing I do will seem to stop them. Ads from tickle.com, and adorigin.com, and adviva.com and a few dozen more that I can't get the origin.

HOW CAN I STOP THESE??? They are driving me crazy. New kind of spam???

Please help

I thank you in advance for your advice

fred
 

A:Pop-up blockers WON'T

go to here and download 'Hijack This!' double click on the file and it will install to C:\program files\hijackthis and create an entry in the start menu and an optional shortcut on desktop.
Click on the entry in start menu or on the desktop to run HijackThis
Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
 

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Hello people-- I have spybot search and destroy-- but even with that I get so many pop ups. I also have panicware pop up blocker that was given to us OPTIMUMUM cable users for free. I have that put on aggressive pop up removement and I cleared the preferences out of ALL allowed sites and I have Norton Internet security also enabled with do not allow ads--- YEt guess what-- I get a ton of pop ups!!! Is there any really good program out there (hopefully free) that is really good and problem free. I went on a site called epinions.com where regular people review certain items and alot of people say that Lavasofts adaware causes a lot of IE freezing and other problems?? What should one do???
 

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What's the best free pop up blocker

A:pop up blockers

The firefox browser

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Does anyone of a popup blocker that actually blocks them? None of mine work : Yahoo, aol, Ffox - none of them.

bob
 

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Question: Do the pop up ad blockers work and if so are there any that you recommend?
 

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I use Popup Stopper to prevent opening of additional browser windows (unless I want them). In "agressive" mode it works very well and is available free HERE.

I also run AdShield to prevent downloading of ads from sites I visit It also contains a popup stopper but the PanicWare version (above) doesn't even let this one get involved. AdShield also works very well and is also available free of charge HERE.
 

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Hi,
I'm not entirely sure what my problem is and I've been chiseling at it for about 3 weeks, without gettting much success. My computer has been having a lot of trouble ltely, and I'm pretty sure it's all coming from the same root. The main issue right now has to do with the audio service. usually when I start my computer and check "Sounds and Audio Devices", I get a message saying "No Audio Device" and I can't change any options. I can remedy this by going into Administrative Tools>Services>Finding Windows Audio Sevices>Pressing Start. This will either activate the sound card as i it's worked the entire time, or load very slowly only to say that the service will not respond in a timely fashion. If this error occurs, no other service will start either. There are other problems as well, but they seem to be fixed when the sound card activates). Other problems include firefox failing to start(which seems to correlate with whether or not the Sound Card Works) no Windows XP Theme,(which had been corrupted, as well as trouble starting the themes service, and sometimes the startup freezes and explorer.exe(taskbar) ends up with an eternal hourglass for a mouse(not sure what's causing it, but i think it has something to do with the theme.

I am running Windows XP professional with 2GB of RAM
it is a homeade computer with A Pentium D Processor and MSI Motherboard- 945GZM6
The sound card is a C-Media Wave Device

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A:Service Blockers

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Hello,

I have Windows 10. I mostly use Chrome as my browser. I have used both Disconnect and uBlock origin. I am currently only using uBlock origin.

I am wanting to learn more about the differences between an ad blocker and a tracking blocker.

I have a few questions about ad blockers and software that blocks tracking such as Ghostery, Disconnet, and Privacy Badger.

Please answer any or all of the questions.

What does uBlock origin do that Disconnect or other tracking blockers do not do?
What do tracking blockers do that uBlock origin do do not do?
Which settings if any besides the default settings in uBlock origin be checked/used?
Should both an ad blocker and tracking blocker be used at the same time? If not does an ad blocker or tracking blocker offer more?
Which ad blocker or tracking blocker do you suggest using and why?
Any articles or posts you know of that would help me to learn more?
Is using Windows Defender Browser Protection a good idea? If so do I need to also use an ad blocker or tracking blocker? What does Defender do that an ad blocker or tracking blocker not do?
Thanks for your help.
 

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Althougth i am using adblock plus + ublock origin as ablockers for google chrome browser, some annoying ads still appear in some website .so i want an aggressive ad blocker to close all ads and does not conflict with existing ads (i tried fair adblocker and AD guard beside above blocker but there was a conflict so i remove them what should i do ?) also is there any antiphsing blocker extensions??
 

A:ِAd blockers problems?

Eng_Mohamed said:


Althougth i am using adblock plus + ublock origin as ablockers for google chrome browser, some annoying ads still appear in some website .so i want an aggressive ad blocker to close all ads and does not conflict with existing ads (i tried fair adblocker and AD guard beside above blocker but there was a conflict so i remove them what should i do ?) also is there any antiphsing blocker extensions??Click to expand...

Use Block element on right click if you use uBlock Origin.It is effective.
 

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What Popup Blocker do the people on this board recommend to use. I have one but its not really doing the trick. It would also be nice to have one where I can temporarily disable it by pressing down a button so I can click on a link that has a popup if I need to. Thanks alot.
 

A:What Popup Blockers Best

you could go here and try spywareblaster, spywareguard, http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/ and another adresse for you :
http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php
 

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I am trying to upload to craigslist from another website and it says I need to turn off my pop up blockers. I have tried everything I can think of to do this and it still won't work.

This is what I have done so far.

Went into IE 8 under tools, internet options and turned off the pop up blocker.
Added both craisglist and my other website to allow for pop ups.
Removed google toobar and any other extra toolbars I had.
Ran Malwarebytes and Kaspersky to make sure all malware and viruses are removed.
I even loaded foxfire and tried that as well, and put the websites in as ok for pop ups and turned off that pop up blocker.
went to www.popuptest.com and ran the tests. It shows that of ten pop ups, two are blocked on test one, and on test two 2 of 4 are blocked.

What else can I do? This is driving me crazy!
 

A:Need Help Removing All Pop Up Blockers!

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anyone know any good pop-up blockers for firefox?

A:popup blockers

  
Quote: Originally Posted by StealthyBoss


anyone know any good pop-up blockers for firefox?



No script

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Does anyone know of any free popup blockers that will block all popups? If so, can you please tell me the names of them. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Popup blockers

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Does anyone know of a good spam blocker for Outlook Express? I used Inboxcop but was not a big fan of it.

Thanks
 

A:Spam Blockers

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What is the best spyware blocker? I have Spyware Blaster but I still end up with malware in my system. I just got Service Pack 2 so I had to shut down Zone Alarm. I also shut down Adsgone. I hope Service Pack 2 is as good as it's cracked up to be.
 

A:Spyware Blockers?

There is no requirement that you shut down ZoneAlarm just because you downloaded and installed SP2. If you wish to use ZoneAlarm in preference to the Windows firewall, you can certainly do so.

No spyware blocker program will keep you safe from all infections, just as no antivirus will keep you safe from all viruses. There are other precautions that you can take, but there are no guarantees.

If you go over to the security forum and look at the sticky thread How Did I Get Infected In the First Place? you will find some more tools to help you. In addition to SpyWareBlaster, you can install SpyWareGuard and IE-Spyads, which will increase your protection level. You can also download Mozilla Firefox for most of your web browsing, and leave Internet Explorer for Windows Updates only. Since most adware/spyware targets Internet Explorer, this is a quick, cheap fix.You also need to have Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy installed on your computer. All of these programs should be updated regularly, just as your antivirus should.

Finally, it's important to avoid places where ad/spyware is most prevalent. If you spend time on porn, gambling or game sites, your chances of being infected increase. Clicking on ads is a bad practice, too. The more ads you click on, the more risk you take. Anything that advertises itself as free in a large banner ad is probably not.
 

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Guys,

Is it ok to run two (or more) pop up blockers at the same time? I know that users running Windows XP SP-2 get a firewall and pop-up blocker option turned on by default. I run XP SP-1. with IE 6 and Norton Internet Security. While I know it is not good to have two Anti-Virus programs on your computer or two firewalls operating at the same time, can you have two pop-up blockers so that one may catch what the other misses?

Jack
 

A:Question About Pop Up Blockers in XP?

I have mozilla firefox running, and nortons I have no probs. with their blockers running in conjunction..... thats all the input I can give you on that briefly
 

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I've long been an avid user of the Google toolbar and have had much success in blocking pop-ups with it. I just got a new computer and installed the toolbar again. For a while, things were fine, but these past two days, pop-ups have been coming up nonstop. So I was worried that perhaps I might have been hit by spyware.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:37:37 PM, on 10/6/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\SigmaTel AC97 Audio Drivers\stacmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Touch and Launch\PadExe.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
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A:Persistent pop-ups even with pop-up blockers

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I am trying to find a good pop-up blocker to use. In your opinion which is best?

Thanks
 

A:Pop-up blockers - Which works best?

i use google tool bar for a pop-up ads stopper.
http://toolbar.google.com/
 

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am getting a message saying .... oops pop up blocking the opening of mail message . but its only on a few mesages . I have looked thru all the gmail trouble shooting which is junk by the way and cannot find out how to set pop up blocker on gmail . anybody know . I have windows vista , IE 8 . thanks

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Considering that a firewall may include popup blockers, or spam blockers, or ad blockers, and considering that IE, or I now see, Firefox can do the same, I wonder if these utilities conflict with one another with potentially damaging results.
Any experience? Any evidence? How is it all resolved?
I'd like to understand how it works.

A:Do blockers fight one another?

I have no evidence either way, but I generally like to only use one app per purpose. If you have a firewall with popup blocking, get rid of the popup blocker etc.

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Cookiegal in her -read this- post says to make sure any script blockers are turned off to run the DDS scan. Not sure how to do this,
 

A:Script blockers

someone must know
 

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Hi, I have installed spyware guard, spyware blaster, searchbot-search and destroy, adaware and a pop up blocker. I am still having pop ups through IE and cant seem to stop them. Please help if you can. I dont know what else to do.

This is my system info:

microsoft xp professional version 2002
service pack 2
AMD Athlon(tm) processor
648 MHz, 256 MB of RAM

Here is my hijack this log if you need it....thank you for your help! Jen

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:04:58 PM, on 1/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\YOP\yop.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Pop up Blocker\pd.exe
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A:i have problems with pop-ups even with blockers

Hi greeneyes29

Welcome to TSG!

* First you need to unzip (extract) Hijack This and move it to a permanent folder. It will not function properly when run from the zip folder or the Temp folder.

You need to create a new folder in My Documents and name it Hijack This. Right click on the HijackThis.zip file and choose "Extract all" and extract it to the Hijack This folder you created. That way it can create and restore backups if needed. HJT will store the backups in the same location that it is run from.
* Run ActiveScan online virus scan here

When the scan is finished, save the results from the scan!

Post a new HiJackThis log along with the results from ActiveScan
* Also oOpen Hijack This and click on the "Open the Misc Tools section" button. Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button. Click the "Save List" button. Copy and paste that list here.
 

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Based on what I've read, our PC is suffering with a variant of the Google Redirect Virus. And before I get cast off of this board right away, please note that I have posted to the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs (VTS&MRL) board, which can be read here. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble getting past the Forum Guidelines section of the VTS&MRL board. To clarify, the aforementioned board requires its posters to go through a series of preliminary steps before you post the text files required for a diagnosis. Said preliminary steps are found under the Forum Guidelines heading of the board and are found, specifically, under the Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help link. In short, we can't get past Step 7 of the Preparation Guide, which leads me to the relevant questions:Are there script blocking utilities and/or settings in Windows XP which can block the dds.scr file from completing its intended task? In other words, is there a setting in XP that prevents said file from gathering the text files required by the VTS&MRL board?Our PC is equipped with Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 3. We have visited the Win XP Update site and it indicates that we have all of the available updates.We've been experiencing this issue for some time now, so I really appreciate any productive thoughts in this regard. Thanks for your time.

A:Are there script blockers within Win XP?

I can only give you my impressions, from what I've seen.Inability to run the logs requested in Malware Removal Forum...can be caused by existing malware on the system. Has nothing to do with anything native to XP.The personnel in the Malware Removal Forum will know how to overcome this, since they have experienced such before with members' efforts to post logs.Good luck with your posted topic .Louis

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I am trying to watch a TV show episode online, and it says I have an Ad Blocker enabled and that I need to turn it off to watch the show. I can't find that setting in Firefox. I also don't remember installing any sort of ad blocker recently, and yet I haven't had this problem before in the months that I have been watching this weekly show online. Can someone tell me how to find and disable this ad blocker in Firefox?

Thanks!

A:How to Turn Off Ad Blockers

Forum rules prohibit any discussion of ad blocking

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HI - Im running Xp professional on a Sony lap top - model PCG9W2M - about 6 months old all was fine until some tim las t week I let my workplace IT team get their hands on it ( they set out to fix a log on problem with a new office location )

NOw - I have a problem logging on and using applications which require a pop up window inside the application - fro example BT internet Mail - if i try to load an attachment I cant get the window required to selcet the attachement from my doc.s work ( even pressing Ctrl wont help !) Ive turned off any blockers I can find- Explorer/ google - still no good- Ive run Spy bot /I use a firewall and virus scan etc

Can any one advise ?
I also now get when I load ms word a window ( hurrah but not the right sort of window !) which reads "compile error in hidden module "( not a netwrking issue I know but an amazing coincidence?)

cheers and thanks

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Hi

This morning I installed the latest version of Vivaldi, went to Channel 4's catch up page, All4 to watch a TV programme and got a message saying I needed to switch off my ad blocker (this would have been done permanently on All4 but I had to reinstall Vivaldi from scratch at the weekend and delete all of my settings as my PC to had a bit of a meltdown!) so I switched off Ad Block Plus on that page, then switched off Vivaldi's built-in ad blocker, refreshed and tried again - it still said I needed to switch off my ad blocker.

I therefore disabled ABP on the extensions page and added U Block Origin instead. Switched UBO off on All4, pressed 'play' and got the same message. I then disabled UBO on the extensions page so I had no ad blockers running at all, refreshed All4 & clicked play....it still said I had an ad blocker running!

Any ideas as to what to do next, please? It's obviously not ABP or UBO that's the problem if it's still saying it when neither is working and there doesn't appear to be any other setting I can change in Vivaldi so I'm at a loss! I'll probably end up just watching All4 on my horrendously slow tablet in future if I can't get it to work!

Thank you,

Ian.
 

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Can anyone suggest to me good quality spam and ad blockers? I want a spam blocker that's easy to setup and ad blockers that block most ads, as some ad stoppers I have had have actually stopped me from opening those little windows that are needed for some sites I visit. Thanks.
 

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does anyone know of a firewall that will work with aol 8.0 I heard it had it's own firewall. but i went to a site to test my security protection. And i wasn't protected on all tests. Also i was wondering if anyone knows about a popup blocker that will work with aol. I downloaded a couple of them but i still get alot of popups.
 

A:aol 8.0 firewall & popup blockers

AOL 8.0 does not have a built-on firewall.
I am not aware whether any pop-stopper will work on aol...but u could try to go to keyword: BPS...maybe they have some tool which may help u

if nothing works....sign on to aol then use IE to browse the web pages....and then install pop-up stoppers on IE.that is sure to work !

best of luck
 

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I use Outlook Express, have two email address with Cox.net. Operating system is Windows XP on a HP Pavillon 750c. On my main email address, I am able to block senders and then view them at any time on my Blocked senders list. On my secondary email address, when I block the sender, it is temporarily on my list and then goes away. I haven't figured out how to view that list with the senders.

Please help
 

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I use Zone Alarm, and Norton 360 on my computer.

Not being too smart to begin with, I was looking for programs that would protect my computer from the usual things.

After installing Norton 360, I contacted Zone Alarm tech support to inquire about using both programs on one computer, and all they told me was that it wasn't a good idea to use two anti whatever on the same computer, without giving me any reason.

Can anyone shed any light on this situation?

JW

A:Too Many Firewalls and Spyware Blockers?

Simple reason... conflict. Just bcuz you have like 2+ firewalls or anti things, doesn't mean your security is better as these 2 anti things do conflict and cause some security loopholes. One is enough.

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Reversing WIN10 blockers
System: Acer Aspire X3475, AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon HD 3.2 GHz. WIN7 home premium. Service pack 1.
About June 2016 I wanted to protect my 64 bit computer from sneak-in WIN 10.
As a precaution of possibly changing my mind about replacing WIN 7 I downloaded WIN10-32 & WIN10-64 onto memory stick and DVD.
I run the following 2 programs:
___YYY__Win10Blocker___never10.exe
___YYY__WIN10 DisEnAble Selector___GWX_control_panel.exe
I modifies the front of the program name so I would know what these are for and not start them just to find out.

Since then WIN10 stuff did no longer appear in the WIN7 update list.
However, all 76 updates for WIN7 were blocked too. The update process would list them, I permitted, the "download & install" process would run forever.
Next day WIN7 update would again offer 76 WiN7 updates.
I run the WIN7 update permission about 3 times, then gave up.

Now as the free WIN10 period has passed maybe there is less or no danger of WIN10 sneaking in for free. So it might be a good idea to reverse the effect of the 2 programs I run.
What is your opinion and what should be done, and how?

A:Reversing WIN10 blockers

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX]
"DisableGwx"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX]
"DisableGWX"=dword:00000001

Well you can delete the above in registry and uninstall GWX Control Panel - or just disable real time protection from within the GUI.

Leaving those registry entries won't hurt.

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The place I work just started using some popup/spam/email blocker and I'm not able to email anything from work to my home email anymore.

Any way to get around this?

They use an old Windows 2008 system.
 

A:Email blockers at work

No. Your work organization has put rules in place for reasons. For example if you are working in a medical facility, they would block emails outside to email accounts like G-Mail, Outlook, etc due to HIPAA/GDPR regulations.
 

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"Disable any script-blocking programs and then double-click on the DDS.scr icon to start the program. If you did not disable a script-blocker that may be part of your antimalware program, you may receive a warning from your antimalware product asking if you would like DDS.scr to run. Please allow it to do so."

How do I do this exactly?

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Hello, just temporarily disable your Antivirus while creating the logs.

Turn it back on after you post them.

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I run AVG antivirus with antirootkit, Prevx v 3.0.1.65, popup stopper pro as well as the IE and Firefox popup blockers, Spybot S&D, and WinPatrol Plus.

I also have Hijack This if that's any help. I am also not a computer whiz. :)

A:Popups bypassing my blockers

No help yet?

Maybe I should just do like my neighbor says and reformat everything.

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hi just wondering if there was anything free out there ..any help is appreciated
 

A:Are there any free script blockers out there ??

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