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01-04-2003, 05:32 AM
I tried this and it works, in just a few days, it stopped so many pop ups I am surprized:cheers:

01-04-2003, 07:43 AM
In Mozilla you don't need any helping doftware. Just select the option to prevent unvanted windows to open and that's all.

01-04-2003, 07:48 AM
I'v been using explorer. I just started trying Mozilla today.Not up to speed on that browser yet.:cheers:

01-04-2003, 08:12 AM
POW! (http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/pow.htm) :thumb:
(as some pop-ups are needed like those required to login to certain sites)

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01-04-2003, 08:22 AM
:D Yah I guess your right, but if you already know this, you can disable it when needed. But I know it comes in handy at some sites, some send zillions of pop ups:cheers:
I know it happened already!!!!:cheers:

01-12-2003, 05:07 PM
Now that I've had it on my pc a few days, As much as it takes away from the bad pop ups, it takes away from the ones you need. Like here to get the PM messages. But now that I know this I can use it when needed. Not everywhere, just someplaces!!!!:cheers: :cheers: Your a smart man:cheers: TY

01-12-2003, 05:11 PM
I don't recommend anything unless I've tried it now. ;)

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01-12-2003, 05:14 PM
GOOD IDEA:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: I'll remember that!!!!:clap: :clap: :cheers: :cheers:

Mr. C
01-16-2003, 02:15 AM
POW does indeed work well, provided you take the time to "train" the program according to your needs.

Just leave POW running and when a pop-up appears you don't like, simply left-click the POW icon in the tray and choose "Add/Delete Popup".
Then in the POW Windows Selection dialouge which appears, select the offending window from the list of open windows in the lower section, double-click it and it will be added to the list of windows to be closed which appears in the upper section of the dialouge.

That way, if you don't add it, you still get it.

Highly configurable, small, free and it works well -- AnalogX is definitely one of the good guys!

01-16-2003, 03:28 AM
Crazy Browser also has a built-in popup blocker, multiple tab browsing etc, and it's free.



01-18-2003, 09:35 PM
I'll check into that MR.C
I actually really like it, because this one day, I can't remember what site I went to ( I should say sites) it stopped over 10 x 200 Pop Ups, But then again even here, getting a PM message the other window doesn't open, or even links and such from emails. So if your right Mr.C, then I do believe I can mannage it!!!!!!
And TerryP I'm getting ready to check out your link, thanx:cheers: :clap: :cheers:

Mr. C
01-19-2003, 04:56 AM
Good luck with it TwizlZone.
There are an abundance of some kinds of tools and often it is difficult to find just the right one.
Kind of makes it difficult when there are good pop-ups and bad ones, kind of makes the "blanket" approach a bit less than desirable -- though that would be the easiest to accomplish.

With my soon to be arriving DSL connection, I will probably wind up using such a tool eventually. Till now a much practiced mouse manuever has always been sufficient. Oh well, one has to make sacrifices for bandwidth I suppose:laugh:

And now a bit of good news:thumb:

AnalogX is currently working on an anti-spam application for us.
I'm certain it will be yet another fine tool from AnalogX. Definitely looking forward to checking that out.

01-19-2003, 05:51 AM
AnalogX (http://www.analogx.com/contents/download.htm) has a lot of good free software apps. :thumb:

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01-19-2003, 06:30 AM
Now that I'm learning the pop ups or not thing, I really didn't notice the different kinds of pop ups. Boy I'm getting frustreated! But I have noticed that some of the ones you want or need, kinda blip on the monitor, and if I'm trying to get somewhere and I see this, I know I need it. But I haven't checked into it further yet, unfortunetly a person can only do so many things at one time!!:cheers: :clap: oh and I'm QUICKLY checking out AnalogX
Oh ya again, I've noticed what ya saying about spam and any addresses on a page. When You go from having hardly any spams in your email until you start a web page, and if your own email address is in there WAY WATCH OUT. Could be over 75 spams or more in your email. We do need to make a difference!

Mr. C
01-19-2003, 01:33 PM
You got that right TwizlZone - my lame site has generated a lot of email.
Actually the server is on a different domain than my addy.
I've noticed that the harvesters actually use 2 methods of acquiring the addy. 1 being by reading the mailto link - which is my actual address.
The other method, they glean the username from the URL, as is simple enough from a free page hosting from your ISP. Then they tag that onto @"domainname" from the site.
My ISP does deliver those emails to me as well, but the filter I have in place quickly throws them in the deleted folder, as any mail with that address is with 100% certainty spam.

Lately I've employed a whole new method, I've been using nPOP to DL the headers of the mail on my server. A quick select -Shift - select will highlight large blocks of the spam, which is then marked for deletion. Update that to the server, then on the rare occasion something was worth leaving on the server, I use Outlook Express to DL the entire message.

It does seem like a round-about way, but is actually much faster than DLing the whole thing with OE and going through the process.
Nice way to check for potential virii too, without ever having them on the PC - just the header is all I see.
why on earth do so many spams have attatchments these days anyway:?:

I guess I'm just getting bored with making new filters daily:laugh:

oh, yeah - here's that link if you want to check out nPOP - it's actually a fully functional email program, I just don't use it that way.
It's quite intuitive to set up, and good thing as the developer isn't terribly fluent in the English language.

http://www.excite.co.jp/world/url/body?wb_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nakka.com%2Fsoft%2Fnp op%2F&wb_lp=JAEN&wb_dis=2

01-19-2003, 03:17 PM
I'll check out your link. Glad to have someone to chat about this with! Most people I know don't even have a clue on what I'm talkin about with Email and spam, Hell I'm just learning it right here at Tweaktown thank you very much:clap:

Did you know that this one time, I was so bent about a certain kind of email, (this is when I really didn't know ANYTHING over 2 yrs ago) that I ended up tracking down the person who mailed it??, and more or less figured out the prossess at the same time.

One thing that I haven't dove into yet is when We got sent porn that came from our own email address. I reported it and I'm not sure but I don't think to many more came, just very very simular email names, like one letter away. And This is our important email address.:devil: :cheers:

Mr. C
01-19-2003, 04:58 PM
I don't claim to know the ins and outs of the process, but I think I get a bit of it.

One thing that really has me baffled is the ones I recieve that don't have my address in any way shape or form:confused:
Is there some kind of "includer" or something they are using?
Like, everybody in this domain gets it or what?

At times I've wondered if this is the last inbox online before it has to go to the deadletter daemon:laugh:

I know what you mean about having someone to talk with who at a minimum understands a basic or 2.

Over time, I've had several rather alarmed people come to me and say, "I got an email last night from demon, is it a virus? Should I delete it?".

Oh no, was that demon spelled D - A - E - M - O - N?

Sometimes this computer stuff is quite entertaining:clap:

but only when it's not being a pain in the *^%#

01-20-2003, 11:08 PM
At times I've wondered if this is the last inbox online before it has to go to the deadletter daemon
Yah huh?

I've been using the crazy broswer ever since I got it from you, I must like it. I also like Opera too, I like to make skins for it.

I haven't tried the last link you gave me yet, looks difficult, well at the moment anyway!

I tried Spybot a little, but it seems a little scary 2 me

AnalogX is a cool place too.


Mr. C
01-21-2003, 01:03 PM
Well you sure aren't shy about trying new things are you.

That's cool:thumb:
You've got the greatest toolbox ever invented right in front of you. So not using it would be about the most pointless thing you could possibly do.

I just got this feeling you are going to go far because you seem to have an inquisitive mind and a can-do attitude.

Careful____once you start tweaking it is awfully hard to stop!

I think you're just a bit turned about regarding Spybot though --- it is to help get rid of the scary things.

Of course, not everything it turns up on a default scan is bad depending on the situation - some of those recently used documents lists it brings up I actually do use from time to time.

02-01-2003, 02:57 PM
As someone brought up in another post, I remember Opera Browser, someone once told me Opera sucks,well I used it awhile, but started to play with others, well, I looked at it again, andit sure does have aa pop up stoper.But the guy who mentioned it,was regarding its quality as far as errors in page goes. he said something like "if there is something wrong with a page, it won't load up" someting like that. So here I go with the multi tasking thing, (not again, just with that one) I'm a multitasker, sometimes it helps, and sometimes it don't, like miss posting ( post in wrong post and/ or wrong forum

02-04-2003, 11:23 AM
This spybot thing, yes it stilll does scare me. I tried it again yesturday, and at the end it had a mess, something about if I do something or other, all my info is ganna be collected and basicly sent to others. I looked it up in my find file, and it said that that paticulary program actually comes in spybot. Now If, if thats true, why do I want to use it? And I don't know how or what to have it fix.
At the end of it, it has a list of things, some of things have checks next to them, and some don't. So unless you can tell me what I'm looking for and/or what to fix, I'm not ganna use it.
This is a program that I tried and like many others, I didn't understand, its not going to be on my to be continued list.
Thank you for your cooperation.(:laugh: )

Mr. C
02-04-2003, 12:21 PM
I had to think about this one for a while, and I believe I know what you are referring to.

When you allow Spybot Search & Destroy to alter your system, such as removing adware, etc. etc. it puts those files into a holding area so to speak. This area is certainly within the Spybot Program Folder which you will find with listed with all your other programs in the Program Files folder.

I believe it uses the "Recover" folder for this purpose.
If you have a program which contains adware or some other nastiness and Spybot removes the nasty, and because of this the program will no longer work --- you can use the "Recover" option in Spybot to put the nastiness back so the program will work again.

Or, by using the "Recover" option, you can view all the stuff you removed -- because Spybot has saved it. It isn't actually actively doing anything at that point, Spybot has simply placed it there in case for some reason you may change your mind and wish to put it back. But the nasty app is no longer spying, throwing ads at you, or whatever it was designed to do.

Not only does the "Recover" option allow you to put the offending stuff back_____you can also use it to view, and permanently delete the offensive part after you are certain it isn't preventing anything else from functioning as it should.

So in other words, say I download program "X".
Now I just love Program "X", but it has this thing I don't like -- an adware "Z".
Spybot can find adware "Z", and put it in quarantine____it won't have ads sent to me anymore.
But now, when I try to use Program "X" it won't work, because the people who made it told it to find adware "Z" and to play stupid if it can't find it.
So, if program "X" is the most wonderful piece of software on the planet, and I just can't live without it. I can use Spybot's "Recover" option and make progaram "X" work again by letting it play with it's buddy adware "Z".


Personally, I'd throw program "X" in the trash --- but if I want, I can make it work again.
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But let's say that I remove adware "Z" and program "X" still works.
Then, I can use Spybot's "recovery" option to show me adware "Z" which is in quarantine in Spybot's Recovery folder, highlight it, and tell Spybot "it's cool, make it go away forever" and Spybot will. ta-da!

Ummm, I hope I explained that so you understood?

Fact is, I think Spybot Search & Destoy is a fantastic tool. But I don't make money when you use it, so if you choose not to --- then that is your choice.

But I think the key for all of us is understanding -- and what we don't understand is basically useless. If it is not the tool for you so be it, but what have you got in mind to replace it?
Or do you even want to, it's not a requirement.
When you catch on, it can add just that little bit of security which we all value.

OH, by the way.
Good detective work TwizlZone!
You did well to find that spyware -- you just didn't realize how it got where it was. No problem, and I think you were justified in your concern.

I hope my explanation has cleared that tension up for you: peace:

02-04-2003, 01:00 PM
Thank you, I do understand it to a point, at least I do concerning the reason why I wrote about this. Thanx for noticing that I tracked it down, Find file is one of my favorite things on my pc.
The nasty as you put it, actually came from a link in a thread in here at TT:thumbs do
And I was planning on doing a reply on it in one certain way, but now have another reason to reply in a different way. Some one put a scam kinda thing in here, and sadly I fell for it at first. After I do my reply, I will let it be known which one it is.

Mr.C what do you mean?
"Fact is, I think Spybot Search & Destoy is a fantastic tool. But I don't make money when you use it, so if you choose not to --- then that is your choice."
You a percentage if sold? This is a for real kinda deal? or scam like the one I did?
Thanks Mr.C I'll get back to ya:cheers:

Mr. C
02-04-2003, 01:14 PM
It was just an expression:D

I guess I'm saying I'm not going to get uptight if you don't like Spybot.
It truly doesn't matter to me if you use it or not -- it's your PC, what you want to do with/to it is your personal business.

I was just trying to explain what Spybot is doing, and the reason it does it.

There is a good reason, and it is no longer allowing the bad file to do bad things. It just kept it in case you change your mind, or maybe just want to keep track of all the nasties it has found.

Just wanted to try to help.
Keep in mind - you can tell Spybot to delete the nasty and it will go away, just like that.

You have an inquisitive nature, I like that you put Spybot to the test to see if it really made the nasty go away.
No, you are right. It is still on your PC, but now Spybot has it in a stranglehold and is waiting for you to tell it to kill it or set it free.

I say, "Kill the rotten &^%#*!!".

You have a curiosity that is going to take you far into your PC -- reminds me of me:clap:

02-04-2003, 03:16 PM
You have a curiosity that is going to take you far into your PC -- reminds me of me

Thank you (choked up)
I think you have convinced me:clap:
That thing is ganna be gone soon, and I intend to learn all about spybot. Maybe someday I'll be able to pass this on to someone else, as you did me. And know what I'm talking about. And to insure I know what I'm talking about, you bet your britches I'll put it to the test!!!