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06-11-2004, 04:37 PM
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Pop-up Problem

I get this problem that when I try to get onto the main page, www.hfboards.com, I get an "about:blank" pop-up that directs me to an "about:blank page.

Is anyone else getting this problem and does anyone know how to fix it? My pop-up filters don't pick this one up for some reason. Thanks.

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06-11-2004, 06:33 PM
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It might not have anything to do with the site, try spy sweeper or ad-aware and see if they turn up anything.

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Sounds an awful lot like spyware. I had this problem with one of the computers at work. Someone installed a "pop up ad blocker", which was apparently a free download (always be wary of these). After the free thirty day trial, in which it blocked about %50 of the ads, we did not register the program and pay the $30. Suddenly we started getting pop ups everywhere, even sites we know had no links to pop ups. That my friend is the vary definition of a parasites. Be very careful about programms that promise to speed up the internet or optimize windows, especially for free. This can be a real pain in the arse to remove from your computer too. Heres a place to start.

http://netsquirrel.com/announcements/newspybot.html

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thanks for the tips guys. I have a couple custom pop-up blockers, not sure why they weren't picking this one up, ah well.

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thanks for the tips guys. I have a couple custom pop-up blockers, not sure why they weren't picking this one up, ah well.
thats because the popus blockers read the html from the sites you go to, if this is spware (as I suspect) then its not coming from there so the blockers cant block them.

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thats because the popus blockers read the html from the sites you go to, if this is spware (as I suspect) then its not coming from there so the blockers cant block them.
Finally found the Spyware on my comp lol.

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I have same problem at work . Someone broke in over a weekend and went to all porno sites. Well let me just say we needed new chairs and stuff... Porno pop ups all day long. Which its emberasing when your dealing with the public and a pop up pops up with pictures of porno stars. At home I have AOL, which has a pop up blocker . Works very good

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If you want a pop-up blocker that actually works and free of spy-ware try the google toolbar. I have it and it gets all of the pop-ups, it even keeps a tally of how many pop-ups you get.

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Finally found the Spyware on my comp lol.
YOur lucky. Keep an Eye on it reappearing. It is a trojan and one of the worst. If you caught it in time it will not have infected your system too badly.

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If you want a pop-up blocker that actually works and free of spy-ware try the google toolbar. I have it and it gets all of the pop-ups, it even keeps a tally of how many pop-ups you get.
You want to be careful, blockers get rid of the effects of spyware but still dont actually remove anything. They can still get your email address, use you comp as a spam relay, get your CC numbers etc.

I dont really mind, I got 3 litres of Smirnoff vodka for cleaning up 2 computers that had hundreds of bits of spyware and adware.

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I have same problem at work . Someone broke in over a weekend and went to all porno sites. Well let me just say we needed new chairs and stuff... Porno pop ups all day long. Which its emberasing when your dealing with the public and a pop up pops up with pictures of porno stars. At home I have AOL, which has a pop up blocker . Works very good
You need to run to get a good adware/spyware product. You actually may have gone to a site that modified your system or systems. When you do a search in IE the adware kicks in and takes you to that site.

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