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Turning off the new PC News Wire banner AD from Apple

Posted on 2008-06-18
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In the last few days I started getting the advertisement from Apple in the form of a large Banner ad and a column on the side proclaiming how lame Vista is. It seems to be running on Adobe flash 9 but I can't find a way to stop this from running.
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by:chilternPC
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run some anti spyware such as spybot from http://www.spybot.com/en/mirrors/index.html
but also look in yout msconfig program at the startup file, i.e. run - msconfig then click on the startup tab adn look at the list of programs that start up and untick any you don't like!  (spybot may find these anyway)
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Rob Siklos earned 500 total points
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use Firefox?
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in IE7 disable any add-ond and reset it -
tools - internet options - select all the tabs and press the rest buttons you find....
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by:ehanner
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None of the above helped (use firefox excepted) . Apparently they got  a lot of heat from the intrusion and have stopped the ad.

I'm withdrawing the question and inviting the 3 commenter's to the pool bar for a cocktail.
Eric
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