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IE pop up window.

I keep getting a IE pop up window pop up every so often.  I have the pop ups set to high but it still keeps happening.  Can anybody get there head round this strange problem?
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ziggles,

Some popups know how to avoid the normal popup blockers.  Popup Stopper claims to block all popups.
http://www.panicware.com/

There is a free version under Free Tools box.
ziggles,
I haven't had a pop-up since installing IE7 and this customized HOSTS file:

HOSTS file
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
You can use a HOSTS file to block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and even most hijackers. This is accomplished by blocking the connection(s)) that supplies these little gems.

The files gets updated 2-3 times a month, so either sign up for notification or check back frequently.

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I tackled my problem by avoiding IE totally, except when testing how my sites look on it.
Install Firefox 2, its a free browser, get it at www.firefox.com. I'm sure u will fall in love with it.
But only firefox doesn't do the trick.
You need to perform following 2 steps to get thing going.
Results are worth the hassle mate.

U need to install a firefox extension/addon called "Adblock Plus", it's free as-well.
To get this extension browse in firefox to the following website and click Install.
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1865/

Last step
In firefox goto Tools > Add-ons > Extensions
There you click on "Adblock Plus" and then click on "Options"

The extension will show you a list of available filter-subscription for your local area. Select the ones u think right for you and say goodbye to popups and ads forever.

My suggestion if that you subscribe to only one subscription called "EASY LIST USA"

I know this sound too promising but the system simply works man


Also the trouble with your IE could be outside IE as some adware software might be running. Usually they come bundled other stuff. Try the following in the order specified
1: http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/
2: Zone Alarm Anti-Spyware & Firewall Trial-Version (www.zonelabs.com)
3: Zone Alarm Anti-Virus Trial-Version (www.zonelabs.com)

Once your system is clean, migrate slowly to firefox, it's worth it.
ziggles,

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Thanks, war1
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We tried one of the solutions but it keeps popping up still.  Its better but still not right.  Im not going to change from IE7 as im happy with that.  Its actually my dads computer its happening to but mine seems ok and ive got IE7.  Sorry you havent heard from me for a while ive been really busy.
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[quote]No one likes to suggest hijack this?[/quote]

Didn't think of it, but also never had it find something the other programs couldn't fix, but that's probably because my surfing, downloading habits are pretty limited to certain sites I can trust. LOL.

Good suggestion.
I use hijackthis like a diagnostic tool, it tells me what malware infection is present(if any), though some nasties don't show up in hijackthis scan anymore(some nasties that hides leave a sign also) it's still a great program to ruling out malware.

Now that's it's bought by TM(hijackthis 2.0 on beta) it might lose its "shine" like the CWShredder which became obsolete. Then fighting malware might not be so interesting anymore for me, lol.
I didn't know it had been bought. I thought it was just orphaned...good to know.