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houndoomofdarkness
September 11th, 2004, 06:39 PM
Ummm i use aol and all of these pepups keep coming up from internet explorer..and the pop ups some how intall some icons on my desktop..Do i just uninstall internet explorer or what do i do...need help please...

Cherrim
September 11th, 2004, 06:42 PM
Switch to a different browser, I guess. =\ I'm definitely not the expert on this subject, but I do know this doesn't go here.

*moves*

TRIFORCE89
September 11th, 2004, 06:49 PM
I'm not an expert on this (at all); all I can offer is some very basic help.

If you're using XP, then you should install SP2. Besides the fact that it is necessary and is highly recommended, it has a very good pop blocker. I know for certain that it blocks the IE popups, so that should help you. I don't use AOL (I use Avant Browser, which has a popup blocker, along with XP SP2), so if that doesn't have a blocker (although I think it does), then switch to one that does.

You say that they've installed icons on your desktop. You may have some form of Spyware, run whatever program you usually use to deal with it (ex.: Ad-aware and Spybot). Be sure to update your definitions first!

houndoomofdarkness
September 11th, 2004, 08:00 PM
Umm thanks for the help and lightning umm i don't use internet explorer..the pop ups just pop up..im very angry..right now...hmmmm ill probably download one of the two programs mentioned above...

Haruka
September 11th, 2004, 08:04 PM
Installing a another browser may not help the problem...

I suggest installing Service Pack 2, it will stop those meanie popups when you are not surfing the web or out of nowhere.

houndoomofdarkness
September 11th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Umm those popups come up from internet explorer when i am browsing though aol

Umm and they only come up when i browse the internet...Umm are you sure the program will work haruka if so please post the link or pm me the link
please and thank you....^_^

Haruka
September 11th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Windows XP SP2 is a painless update and requires no backup (unless something goes worng...) *glomps Articuno*

http://microsoft.com/windowsxp or use Windows Update

aRedMoon
September 11th, 2004, 09:14 PM
Sticky thread at the top of computers will help. =3~~

Geometric-sama
September 12th, 2004, 05:41 PM
Oh, and AOL is built on the IE core anyway, it basically is IE...

Use Firefox. http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox

Kiri
September 14th, 2004, 12:12 PM
Download the Google toolbar. It blocks all popups, and doesn't block you from going to the site like the Yahoo toolbar.

Maca
September 21st, 2004, 04:37 PM
okay here we go
DONT GIVE AWAY ANY OF YOUR INFO TO SITES UNLESS YOU KNOW THEM AND HAVE BROWSED THEM AND OR THEY WERE RECCOMENDED
Use Explorer and got to Tools>Popups>Turn On

aaaaaa
September 22nd, 2004, 12:29 AM
Or you could just not use Microsoft garbage.
Download Opera, or at the very least, Firefox.
That way, you get popup blocking, tabbing (mm..tabs) and in the case of Opera, a far superior rendering engine.

Geometric-sama
September 22nd, 2004, 04:44 AM
Uh-uh. Opera... ads. Evil. Firefox rocks. It's open-source too, I like o-s stuff XD

aaaaaa
September 22nd, 2004, 05:08 AM
Lalalalala..Keygenerator means no ads.
Not that I'd know, of course XD