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Pop up blocker. - January 7th 2009, 12:24 PM

I need a pop up blocker, but the guy who fixes my computer said not to put Firefox on it. What other options do I have?


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Re: Pop up blocker. - January 7th 2009, 01:13 PM

Why did he say you couldn't install firefox? IE should have one built in......
   
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Re: Pop up blocker. - January 7th 2009, 03:01 PM

Because none of this stuff going on with my computer started until I installed Firefox last time and he said that it's also given him problems with his computers.


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Re: Pop up blocker. - January 7th 2009, 03:02 PM

Wow, very unusual. I can't see how firefox would break a pc lol.

I'd agree with Jason though, surely IE has one built in?
   
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Re: Pop up blocker. - January 7th 2009, 04:09 PM

Well, I guess it would. Guys, my computer has been giving me so many problems lately. I've gotten a new hard drive and everything and I still get viruses. My grandmother spent $70 on a new antivirus program (Norton 360), and it's still not getting rid of the viruses on my computer.

Something keeps popping up called Antivirus 2009. I know it's a virus, but I have no idea how it got there.

All I go on is Myspace, Teenhelp, and Xanga. That's pretty much what I do online. Rarely do I ever do anything else. And when/if I do, it's only Photobucket or Tinypic or something like that.

If it keeps up, I know someone else that I'm going to get to fix my computer. He deals with all of the computers at the schools in my county, so hopefully he'll be able to figure it out.


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Re: Pop up blocker. - January 7th 2009, 04:13 PM

Have you looked into getting a new computer? And Norton is just bloatware: Avast and Adaware do better jobs and are free.

If you have the original windows disc you could reinstall the OS which *should* get rid of your problem unless it's on the mbr
   
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Re: Pop up blocker. - January 7th 2009, 04:33 PM

If she has the windows disk, she could just format the entire hard disk, and then decontaminate any backed up files and it'd solve the whole issue. Firefox, shouldn't be an issue whatsoever, because it's less targeted by spyware and such. Also, Norton 360 isn't worth what you pay for it. If you're going to use a Norton product, use Internet Security.
   
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