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I get pop ups sometimes even tho i don't have Internet Explorer up. Do you know where pop ups are stored? I've checked the RUN key in the registry (XP) and there is nothing there that is run to start a weird program (like spyware or anything of the sort) any ideas? I have a popup stopper but I thought I would nip this one in the bud and delete it from my hard drive...
Originally posted by kev82 by trickykid
Download and install Mozilla for Windows, it has the ability to block unwanted pop-up ads as well. by mylo2003
I get pop ups sometimes even tho i don't have Internet Explorer up.
it doesnt sound like the adds are from the net so mozilla wont stop them will it?
If he's getting pop up ad's only when IE is open, then well, its only affecting IE as he most likely has cookies, etc downloaded to cause them to pop up. If he is getting ads without anything open, well, he needs to run adaware to rid of them.
But if you really hate annoying unwanted pop-ups when browsing, use Mozilla. It also has tabbed browsing which is nice, so you don't have a million IE windows open when working in Windows...