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John Falstaff
03-09-03, 20:12
I've had increasing problems with pop-up spam on PC. :mad: These are not adverts associated with the page I'm on. They are large grey boxes which just appear in the middle of the screen. They are now intruding on my screen around at a rate of 30 - 40 per hour. It is becoming almost impossible to do anything (work or fun) on the net with this problem!

Some of these adverts are for Viagra, loans etc:. However, most (90 plus percent)go something like 'Are you fed up with these pop-up adverts. If you are, buy our pop-up blocker etc:.'

In other words the main problem is the people who are trying to sell me solutions to the problem! There is NO way I will do business, or trust, people who do business in this way. In effect, I feel, they are demanding money with menaces.

Is there any software I can get, from legitimate companies, to solve this problem. I've had five of these pop-ups while preparing this post.

I NEED help. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

Draco
03-09-03, 20:38
Sounds like the company advertising installed spyware on your computer...

What OS do you run?

John Falstaff
03-09-03, 20:49
Thanks for answering Draco,

By OS do you mean Windows XP?

Sorry to sound stupid but I am out of my depth here.

Draco
03-09-03, 20:59
Yep...

Hmm...

Im not familiar with XP, but I know it has a Task Process Manager...

Moved to Tech Support cuz they know more than me... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif