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vectra_sri
03-04-04, 17:05
everytime i try to load a new web page up , i keep getting a large pop up window coming up about mobile ring tones and its asking me to download a special dialer charging at 1.50 per min to access the ring tones.

does anyone else get anything similar happening to them :mad:

Henhead
03-04-04, 17:12
Have had it a few times, you tried running a spyware program to stop it. I use Ad-aware and spy-bot. I run them at least once a week to keep my system clean

rocker2004
03-04-04, 17:15
i have it all the time!
it does my head in! im gonna shot the people who do pop ups!

www.serenity-official.co.uk (http://www.serenity-official.co.uk)

Henhead
03-04-04, 17:22
Last month, my pc started to dial out a number by itself, it turned off the modem sound so I never noticed it dialling, the only way I noticed was by a new connection in my connect to menu. Each time removed it re-appeared within minutes, I had to use MacAfee to get rid of it.

Got my phone bill the other day, by the time I had stopped it, had dialled out 14 times, the call was to Australia and cost 11 in total, not happy, just lucky I noticed it could of been going on for days. Then what would of my bill off been
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

vectra_sri
03-04-04, 17:29
Originally posted by kick_some_ass:
i have it all the time!
it does my head in! im gonna shot the people who do pop ups!

www.serenity-official.co.uk (http://www.serenity-official.co.uk)you wont if i get to them first http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

hehe

vectra_sri
03-04-04, 17:31
Originally posted by Henhead:
Last month, my pc started to dial out a number by itself, it turned off the modem sound so I never noticed it dialling, the only way I noticed was by a new connection in my connect to menu. Each time removed it re-appeared within minutes, I had to use MacAfee to get rid of it.

Got my phone bill the other day, by the time I had stopped it, had dialled out 14 times, the call was to Australia and cost 11 in total, not happy, just lucky I noticed it could of been going on for days. Then what would of my bill off been
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif there's no chance of that happening with me , because I have a BT telephone line and I have the call Barring feature enabled on it so no 1 can dial a national , mobile or international number ;)

Raider Sunrise
03-04-04, 20:18
I've heard that dialers are quite hard to get rid of.

the croft woman!
03-04-04, 21:19
i kept getting that. it stopped though, VERY annoying!

I once had a porn dial up thing install itself on my computer http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif My dad thought I put it on it on purpose to so i got in a lot of trouble for something that werent my fault! :(

Simulation
03-04-04, 23:28
There are a couple of things you can do to stop all popup ads.

In the Internet explorer go to Tools > Internet options...
On the General Tab in the section Temporary Internet Files Click on Settings.... then View Objects.
You will see a list of downloaded programs. Most will be ligitamate such as Shockwave or Update Class, but you might see some that should not be there. Right mouse click on any you don't know and select properties. That will give you an internet address and additional info. If it looks dodgy right mouse click again and select remove to delete it.

Download Spybot - Search and Destroy (http://www.tucows.com/preview/310138.html). It will remove any adware on you pc. Freeware

Use a browser with a built in pop blocker. I use Avant Browser (http://www.avantbrowser.com/). Also Freeware.

Happy surfing http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

[ 04. April 2004, 00:49: Message edited by: Simulation ]

RobBo
03-04-04, 23:42
There is a tidal wave of malignant junk around at the moment. Simulation's advice is sound and spot on. Everyone needs to be aware of how to maintain their internet settings especially concerning temporary files and cookies. Perform checks on your t.files at least every week.....you never know what might be lurking there :eek:

Simulation
03-04-04, 23:47
Oh.... and one more thing.

Go to Start Menu > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections.

You should see your normal connection to your ISP. If there are any other ones there that you don't recognise, get rid of them.... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Draco
04-04-04, 00:22
The most important thing you can do is get a firewall, everything else is a plus, but that is the biggest defense...