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Pop Ups and spam

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by CountryKat, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. CountryKat

    CountryKat Fish On!!!

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    Does anyone have a FREE download that I can use to keep all of the african (help me I'm a prisoner) and I have 57 million bucks to give away for your help, messages from coming in. I get about 25/day and about 50 other emails from mortgage brokers. Not to mention all the pop-ups I'm getting.
    Thanks
     
  2. Dingo

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    Don't know of one at this time, other than changing to another email ID. But, to stop this from happening again, NEVER put your email in a public forum in the "traditional" format (see your prior post). There are many programs out there that scan these public forums for anything in the "user@domain.com" format, and use them in their distribution lists, since most will be quite accurate. If you must do so, use a different format, like "user -at- domain -dot- com".
     

  3. Lewis

    Lewis ORIGINAL TEAM OGF

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    For the pop-ups..download the free version of Adaware at www.lavasoft.com
    As far as the e-mail goes..I am sure there is a better way,but when I recieve an unwanted e-mail.I use the block sender function in Outlook Express.
     
  4. I Still Get Pop Ups After Using 3 Block Poppers, Stoppers,moppers,toppers,boppers..nothing Seems To Work.blah////////
     
  5. To be honest I haven't noticed a popup since I quit using IE. I switched to Mozilla Firefox to try it out for work and haven't gone back. It has some quirks and things that need to be worked on, but overall it's a fast reliable browser for me and doesn't seem to be plagued with all the problems IE has with trojans, spy/adware and popups. not to mention, Mozilla is available for the friendly price of FREE. Just do a websearch for mozila or firefox and you should be able to find it. I still run adaware every month or two to clean up anything that may have snuck in. I also make sure to keep my antivirus up to date all the time. One other thing I do is to enable the built in firewall in XP despite being behind a hardware firewall both at work and home. Maybe I've just been lucky so far in avoiding popups, but I figured I'd throw imy experiences into the discussion.

    Barry