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How do I get rid of pron pop ups on my computer?

Porn pop ups occur even when we are not on line. We are inundated with this as well as adverstisements for spyware and other software to delete or prevent pop ups. I suspect that our computer has suffered a virus attack. Other than buying software, is there any way to get rid of this onslaught of filth?

Asked By: Trice - 10/19/2006
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BIG problem, and a bigger problem is that they multiply VERY quickly. I'm going to suggest 3 free anti-spy, ad, and virus software. I use them all consistently, and know them well. I also use all three here at my job (elementary school tech instructor) and trust them. I've noticed that using more than one may be... More
Answered By: Snaredrum - 10/19/2006
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i would like to know too..
Answered By: snoooogans - 10/19/2006
 
Download spybot search and destroy from download.com, and also install AVG. you can download that at free.grisoft.com. That is antivirus software that works very well. Spybot should get rid of any thing that is causing popups.
Answered By: c9mnpunk - 10/19/2006
 
download 'ad-aware SE' and 'AVG antispy' The above poster is absolutely correct also. Jessica Satten-most pop-up blockers come with pop-ups and ad and spy ware. be careful with these, especially if they are not from a trusted source.
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Answered By: The Knight who says Ni - 10/19/2006
 
Don't get scared now...
Answered By: Ricardo C - 10/19/2006
 
i think you can get a popup-blocker from free websites..you can dowload them for free..let me see if i can findsome info for you
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Answered By: Jessica Satten - 10/19/2006
 
run AD-Aware SE, AVG, and use Mozilla Firefox as your browser. If you don't have these programs yet, they are available for free at www.downloads.com They make take a while to download, but after all of that, you should be good.
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Answered By: psiprecision - 10/19/2006
 
The best way that I've found to keep from getting pop-ups like crazy... is to back up anything you want to keep on your computer (things that can't be re-installed, ie: photos, some documents... things like that) and format your entire drive... then, when re-installing windows, partition the drive into two parts, the... More
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Answered By: KK - 10/19/2006
 
You've gotten a lot of good advice already... More
Answered By: Navigator - 10/19/2006
 
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