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#1 ArgentEyez

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 05:37 AM

Well.. i was thinking the easiest way to get rid of the annoying pop ups is to permanently delete internet explorer!!! can someone teach me how to delete it, so i dont have it on my pc!!!! or give me a pop up blocker! that actually blocks pop ups!! please help, its so annoying, i cant play cs!!!

#2 rohit_diwakar

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 10:08 AM

try installing Google Toolbar ans switch on the Pop up blocker option. its free and blocks pop ups very efficiently. search "toolbar" from google.com!

#3 badnewz

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 11:54 AM

google toolbar here

http://toolbar.google.com/

#4 theefool

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 11:51 PM

IEradicator will remove IE (only for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium and Windows 2000(sr1)). I've had no problems.

I usually use this to fix IE.



#5 Vermyn

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 12:04 AM

Honestly, if you're having popups while playing CS, I think it's too late. You're already infected with spyware if that's the case. Installing Google Toolbar or whatnot... you're already beyond that.

I think you're at the stage where you need to look into some antispyware programs and start cleaning.

#6 theefool

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 01:41 AM

Originally posted by theefool:
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IEradicator will remove IE (only for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium and Windows 2000(sr1)). I've had no problems.

I usually use this to fix IE.




Let me clarify, I use IEradicator to fix IE when there is no viruses and spyware on the machine. Only when IE still doesn't work, that is.



#7 Sampson

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 07:56 AM

1) You cannot remove all of the components from IE in XP. IE is imbedded in the operating system inextricably. One company http://www.litepc.com/ has done a decent job in trying, but you can't get it all. If you want to reclaim some hard disk space, it might be worth a try, but when your computer has intermittant hiccups for no reason, you might ask yourself whose fault it is.
2) IE was a superb product in its day. It was built to be super useful and that's what makes it vulnerable. Microsoft has not kept pace by building a more competent browser so the best that can be done is to patch it or use a less vulnerable browser or an add-on browser that protects you from popups, phishing, and spoofing.
3) The ugly secret behind popups is not the browser but the user. Where you go on the net without taking precautions is irresponsible today. If you don't have anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewalls installed on your machine, don't blame the browser.
4) If you are going to do online gaming, file sharing with Kazaa and the like, you will get infected. If you are going to visit online casinos and adult rated sites, you are going to accumulate spyware and cookies that will not only track you but can make you susceptible to a variety of attacks.
As has been pointed out by those who have responded, there are tools that can block popups, but if you are experiencing the things you are writing about, you will have to use Ad-aware, Spybot Search and Destroy, HiJack this, and variety of tools to dig the stuff out that are hidden not only in your cookies, your Temporary Files in IE but also in your Registry. You should look into using a different browser though all of them have vulnerabilities. I guess the best advice is that if you cannot rid your machine of the stuff that you have accumulated from the net, it is best to reformat and reinstall. That will take care of the technical/mechanical side. The bigger problem will be thinking about where you want to surf and what the consequences of surfing there will be. The net is not as nice as it used to be.

#8 Langel

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:06 AM

Originally posted by Sampson:
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2) IE was a superb product in its day. It was built to be super useful and that's what makes it vulnerable. Microsoft has not kept pace by building a more competent browser so the best that can be done is to patch it or use a less vulnerable browser or an add-on browser that protects you from popups, phishing, and spoofing.


The Opera Browser is the best if you're looking for security. It has the largest user base, and is the most popular browser after IE and Netscape.

You can get it from www.opera.com

It's small, and faster than Mozilla Firefox, but both are definitely faster than IE.






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