Damn spammer mess
Posted on 2003-11-30
What a mess I've gotten into.
I've got too many settings for blocking pop-ups; blocking ads; etc.
Here is my info:
I've got a Toshiba Satellite Lap Top running Windows XP Prof.
I've got Norton Internet Security Professional.
This program has an ad blocker and a popup blocker.
I've got Google Tool Bar with a pop up blocker
I've got Alexa Tool Bar with Pop up blocker
I've got my Internet Security Settings (MSIE 6.0) set really strict for Internet Zone - then I've set them pretty open for Trusted Zone.
I don't mind fighting the pop ups so much . . . but its those DARN programs like GAIN and GATOR and ZULU that keep trying to install into my PC. I'm afraid a couple might have gotten through and installed on my machine because it seems like I get pop-ups when I'm not even on the web.
It seems like some of the pop ups are crashing my browser.
What should I do?
Should I uninstall all my toolbar programs - google and alexa; turn off all Norton ad blocking; buy another spam program??
My most important goal is to get those darn GAIN type things off my PC. One of them even said that the only way to get it disabled is to set an opt out cookies on my machine - but that even then - the cookie will periodically expire. Can we sue these people!!!! Is there a way to get them out of my registry.
I know this is rambling . . . but I just don't know what to do . . . meanwhile I'm falling behind on my client's projects.
Give me a shoulder to cry on will ya???
P.S. I'm giving BIG points for this cause I'm desperate.