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    Update on my last post

    :grin:

    I wanted to say thank you, DarkBill, for the link, but I found out the thread had been locked.

    *shrugs* Ah well.

    It was getting filled with spam anyway, and I hate spam.

    Anyway. Thank you.



    I did a full scan of C: drive and it found 101 items.



    Yeowch!

    >.<
    "I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory,
    even stopper death - if you aren't as big a bunch
    of dunderheads as I usually have to teach." -- Professor Severus Snape.

  • #2
    You're welcome. ^_^ For those without the faintest clue what we're talking about, LavaSoft's AdAware -- downloadable here -- is a nice little utility to remove spyware and adware and the like from Windows.
    Nearly all men can stand adversity -- if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

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    • #3
      Why, I'd pay anything for that program! How much does it cost?! Two hundred? Three hundred dollars?!
      (AKA Dresden)
      Despite all my rage, I am still just a dwarf in a cage.

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      • #4
        I've used that for a long time.
        Thank god they finaly shipped the new version, it's great!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NeoPendragon
          Why, I'd pay anything for that program! How much does it cost?! Two hundred? Three hundred dollars?!
          I'm assuming that's sarcasm. ^_^ It's free.
          Nearly all men can stand adversity -- if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DarkBill
            Originally posted by NeoPendragon
            Why, I'd pay anything for that program! How much does it cost?! Two hundred? Three hundred dollars?!
            I'm assuming that's sarcasm. ^_^ It's free.
            No, this is the part where you say "No, no Nigel! You can get it all for $19.95! Just call the toll free number!"
            (AKA Dresden)
            Despite all my rage, I am still just a dwarf in a cage.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Taffergirl
              I did a full scan of C: drive and it found 101 items.
              Kind of frightening, isn't it?

              Originally posted by NeoPendragon
              Originally posted by DarkBill
              I'm assuming that's sarcasm. ^_^ It's free.
              No, this is the part where you say "No, no Nigel! You can get it all for $19.95! Just call the toll free number!"
              Yeah. Basically, you blew your (and everyone else's) chance to scam NeoP out of $20. And you have the nerve to call yourself a taffer....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by LaughingRat
                Originally posted by Taffergirl
                I did a full scan of C: drive and it found 101 items.
                Kind of frightening, isn't it?


                Freaked me out a bit when I saw it.

                Looked through the list and saw some familiar faces I thought I had gotten rid of.

                "I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory,
                even stopper death - if you aren't as big a bunch
                of dunderheads as I usually have to teach." -- Professor Severus Snape.

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                • #9
                  My update

                  I'm still getting that lousy pay-pop up ad.



                  I used Adaware this morning and performed a disc clean up in my system tools as well.

                  Am I missing something here?
                  "I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory,
                  even stopper death - if you aren't as big a bunch
                  of dunderheads as I usually have to teach." -- Professor Severus Snape.

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                  • #10
                    Do it again... and get some more anti spyware tools... And stop downloading pr0n. :grin:

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                    • #11
                      Heh. I've found that Ad-Aware doesn't work exceptionally well by itself. I like running NoAds with it. This is a great pop-up blocker. When you get a pop-up, open NoAds from the background, highlight the ad, and click. It won't ever come up again. It's kinda annoying at first because you have to block quite a few, but they don't EVER come back.


                      NoAds link
                      Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
                      "Dream is Destiny"
                      Waking Life

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                      • #12
                        Stop using Iexplorer, that's causing the damn pop-up's. I dunno how to get rid of them easily, but I know how to protect against those damn scripts, Use an other browser!

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                        • #13
                          I've got a very simple solution here: Mac OSX.
                          Nearly all men can stand adversity -- if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DarkBill
                            I've got a very simple solution here: Mac OSX.

                            Originally posted by mOdEtWo
                            Stop using Iexplorer, that's causing the damn pop-up's. I dunno how to get rid of them easily, but I know how to protect against those damn scripts, Use an other browser!



                            DUDES! She's trying to FIX her comp and make it work BETTER, not WORSE!!!

                            :roll: :roll: :roll:

                            Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
                            "Dream is Destiny"
                            Waking Life

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Taffergirl
                              My update

                              I'm still getting that lousy pay-pop up ad.



                              I used Adaware this morning and performed a disc clean up in my system tools as well.

                              Am I missing something here?
                              Not all popups are caused by spyware on your machine. Some are routines that open a new browser window when you click on a link. I've never used the NoAds Curunir mentioned, but a browser like Opera has some built in popup protection, or you could try PopupStopper by PanicWare.

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