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How to block pop ups on my computer

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I installed ad-aware 6.0 on my computer to prevent pop ups but still getting thiese nuisance as they continue to pop up while busy working. I need to your expert advise
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You can use simple pop-up blockers

Google toolbar: http://toolbar.google.com

http://home.rochester.rr.com/artcfox/Pop-Down/

http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree.html

Sometimes it could be because of spywares

Some of the experts here have helped in compiling all the important spyware tools and they are listed in this thread
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Browser_Issues/Q_20975384.html

My recommendation would be to start with spybot ,ad-ware ,CWshredder and get the log from Hijackthis and save the log and paste it here http://hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english to analyze it  

After installing them, First Update them and then run


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by:sunray_2003
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Can you tell what kind of pop-up you are getting ?
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by:blue_zee
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Try Firefox, a new and GREAT browser that includes pop-up blocking:

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

Zee
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by:jvuz
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I fully agree with Blue_zee, I'm using for a very long time now, and I won't work without it.
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by:akboss
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Ad-aware 6.0 is first out of date download ad-aware SE. Secondly ad-aware is ment to remove spyware not stop pop ups.

sunray had it right with google toolbar. I cant remember the last pop up I had...love the google bar.

Also follow what sunray suggested
"My recommendation would be to start with spybot ,ad-ware ,CWshredder and get the log from Hijackthis and save the log and paste it here http://hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english to analyze it  "

this goes along ways in keeping your computer clean of spyware.

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by:Shattuc
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http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/                          AVG free anti-virus
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html    Spybot S&D
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/                  Ad-Aware
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html        Spyware Blaster
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html         Spyware Guard


download, install, and run the above programs.
 this will clean out your system, the last two programs are to help prevent reinfection.
also when you have downloaded the above, and ran them, if you are stiill having problems, get a current copy of HJT you can find it here, along with a message board where experts who deal with this stuff can help you.
http://tomcoyote.com/hjt/
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by:beem4n
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The best way for MS Win XP to block pop-ups it is to install Service Pack2.

New IE has a built-in popup blocking option.
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by:kitisak
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I think the best way is Installing Service Pack2.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/winxpsp2.mspx
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