Can anyone help, Ive just got boradband and everytime I use my pc new windows keep opening all the time with adverts on them, its slowing the pc down no end. Can anyone out there help me to stop this happening?
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On top of what razor suggested, you may want to switch to the Mozilla Firefox browser. Firefox has a nice built-in pop-up blocker. However if you're really into IE, then DL an external pop-up blocker app...
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Don't click on every bloody thing that comes up in your browser, for one. That's how your popup ad crapware gets installed.Originally Posted by mikerd4
Next, get a good adware-removal tool. I'd suggest Ad-Aware or Spybot Search & Destroy, personally. I've had good luck with both of those.
Keep it updated and run it often.
Personally, I don't run any adware-removal software on any of my 4 computers. I don't need to because I pay attention to what I'm doing when I'm surfing.
NEver had a problem with ad ware or pop ups till I got broadband, they must be able to sniff it out or something. A total pain in the arse and slows everything right down.
mikerd4, do yourself a favor and buy one of these broadband routers. I'd suggest an SMC product. They are not expensive and have hardware firewall. You will see the difference right away , believe me.
Now you complain about pop-ups and I am sure that in a month you will be complainig about viruses.
I know that from experience. Pop-ups don't have anything to do with firewalls, but it helps .
If you are not sure, go to BestBuy and buy something - you can always return it if you do not like it .
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if youve never had a problem till you got broadband you should probably think about getting a firewall. i swear by hardware firewalls, but i guess software should be just as good
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will have to find a hardware firewall if I can find one, any ideas in Ireland?
Any one know where I can download a decent firewall?
and where I can download some decent anti virus software. I have an old copy of Norton but the licence has run out and I dont know whether to update it or not
As for the firewall try zonealarm.com, its what I use and the best part is its free!!!