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WebSpinner

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Msg#: 10880 posted 11:19 am on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

This is driving me crazy. Anyone else getting pop-ups ads on Google? I tried running Adaware and it could not find anything, so I switched my "HOME" to WebmasterWorld and no ads. Only happens on IE..

TIA,
Spinner

PS: The new NS has a pop-up blocker..LOVE IT!

 

zooloo

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Msg#: 10880 posted 12:06 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

I use Opera 7.

"Accept pop-ups" is on but no Google pop-up for me, co.uk or .com

Did you try the new Adaware 6? It finds somethings the old one didn't.

zooloo

Stefan

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10880 posted 12:54 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Try Spybot Search and Destroy; it will find things that Adaware misses. You've got something lurking in your computer that needs to be found and rooted out.

No5needinput

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10880 posted 1:40 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Adaware 6 gets to a certain folder in my C drive and stops dead. No matter how many times I've tried it its always the same.

Alec Doggone

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Msg#: 10880 posted 1:56 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

It's weird. I get the same thing. I get pop-ups whenever i enter Google. I get them nowhere else where you wouldn't expect them.

I like to think that I'm pretty scumware-savvy and seem to spend half my life fighting the scumware battle, so I'm pretty sure I'm not infected with anything obvious.

WebSpinner

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10880 posted 12:18 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks Stefan,

Spybot did the job. It found much more than Adaware 6.0

It's still weird why it only did the pop-up on google.

Anywho..Thanks

netguy

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10880 posted 12:58 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Webspinner... did spybot detect where the popups originated? I recall Google having a page that specifically said they 'did not,' and 'would not' do popups.

Then went on to explain that if a popup occurred during Google, that it was a time-delay, or another company initiating the ad.

Before we leave the subject dangling, I just was curious to see that it was indeed something other than from Google.

Stefan

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10880 posted 1:15 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

You're welcome, webspinner. I started using it after my son picked up Xupiter from a game cheat site in a drive-by download via active-x, and Adaware couldn't remove it. Active-x is now disabled on my machine and I scan with spybot regularly.

As netguy asked, did you find out who was causing the pop-ups?

jpavery

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10880 posted 1:34 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

spyware - such as "save.exe" monitor your habits - when you go to google and search the spyware will trigger a pop-up... save.exe comes with Kazaa
Google does not do pop-ups...

BTW - it may not be "save.exe" but something like it

WebSpinner

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10880 posted 8:48 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

My bad.. I did notice the name..Think it was Fun something. I don't think it was Google, but something I picked up, but it only poped up when I opened up IE for the first time and Google is my HP. I did a test using WebmasterWorld as the HP, and it did not happen, so I though "THOSE SONS-A-B" LOL.

I suppose I have to use both S/W now when checking for spyware..

kila_m

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10880 posted 9:07 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Would be great if google had a java based spy-wear scanner (as long as it didnt block a couple of my affiliate links lol) on their site.

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