Dancers Anonymous > Pop Up Windows

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by dancersdreamland, Sep 30, 2003.


How much do you despise pop ups?

  1. Urggggggg (a lot loathing)

  2. Click close, Click close Click close...(moderate loathing)

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  3. What are pop ups? (little loathing)

    0 vote(s)
  4. Make them stop!!! Make them stop!!! (maximum despise level)

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  1. dancersdreamland

    dancersdreamland New Member

    Okay, I'm not entirely sure what happened, but I need help and quick...I can't take these stinkin pop ups any more!!!! :evil:

    Somehow within the last week, our computer has been overthrown by pop ups...and I'm simply NOT exaggerating. When I'm online, they just keep popping up, even if I'm not browsing. When we close off the Internet, they STILL keep popping up. :evil:

    We can leave the computer on, close the browser, go away, come back three hours later and have lik 20 or 30 pop ups. :evil: HELP!!!!!
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Does your ISP have a pop-up blocker? Might be worth a call to them.
  3. dancersdreamland

    dancersdreamland New Member

    Not sure...I'll have to give that a try. THANKS!!!!!
  4. HepcatBob

    HepcatBob New Member

    I'm running Norton Personal Firewall on my DSL connection and I never get 'em.
  5. dancersdreamland

    dancersdreamland New Member

    Perhaps I'll have to try that as well. Thanks for the tip, HepcatBob!
  6. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Hey, dd. There was an article on yahoo news service today about popup blockers, which makes some recommendations. I'll PM you the url of the story.

  7. SwinginBoo

    SwinginBoo New Member

    What internet service provider do you have? I have Aol Broadband and they can block them for you.
  8. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    Stop...hold everything!!!

    Get the Google Toolbar

    It has a popup blocker that is constantly updated. Just don't forget to allow popups on Dance Forums so you don't miss your private messages.
  9. will35

    will35 New Member

    Hey, that google toolbar was pretty d*** easy, and I feel better already.
  10. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    OK, I installed it...but now the forums no longer show what posts I haven't read yet! :cry:

    What do I do oh fearless leader?
  11. Swing Kitten

    Swing Kitten New Member

    hmmm.... that didn't happen to me-- it's great to know what posts you haven't read yet!!
  12. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Seems to be OK after I logged out and then logged back in...thank goodness! I didn't know what I was going to do... :?
  13. Swing Kitten

    Swing Kitten New Member

    whew! crisis averted!
  14. MissAlyssa

    MissAlyssa New Member

    haha, no one picked "what are pop ups" :lol:
  15. dancersdreamland

    dancersdreamland New Member

    I must beloved fiance bought a really great (and very expensive :evil:) program that supposedly takes care of viruses, spam, pop ups and a bazillion other things. It seems to be working pretty good...I don't have to continue to resist the urge to smash the computer to get rid of pop ups, but everything is running really S L O W now on our machine.

    Hmm...we'll have to see if we can get that fixed.

    Thanks, everyone, for the GREAT ideas. Much appreciated!

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