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Posted on 2004-08-30
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Hello,

After I downloaded a screensaver a few weeks ago, I start to have many popup ads whenever I use IE to explore the internet. I suspect there are some background threads on my computer that keep popping ads. But I can't find them and
so I can't wipe out those popup ads
Could anyone tell me how to find those processes popping up ads? What names could they use, etc.?

BTW, if I use firefox, then I don't get those ads. But sometimes I do need IE.

Thanks a lot.

Jennifer
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Question by:jfz2004
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by:Pete Long
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Hi jfz2004,
if your XP install ZOne Alarm and SP2

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by:gemchest
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Hi Jennifer,

you can install a popup killer to remove your annoying popups.

If the matter is more than that, you can consider donloading adkillers to remove adware completely.

Cheers,
Luis
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by:jfz2004
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What do you mean ZOne Alarm and SP2?
Would you explain a bit more?
Thanks,

Jennifer
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by:jfz2004
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Hi, Luis,

Do you have any URL to download adkillers?

Thanks,

Jennifer
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by:gemchest
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Hi Jennifer,

example of a pop up killer:

Zilla Pop-up killer:
http://www.zillasoft.ws/

cheers,
Luis
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Hi Jennifer,

example of adware remover:

AdAware
http://www.spychecker.com/program/adaware.html

cheers,
Luis
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