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Pop-Ups are the Spawn of Hades

By uncleel
Apr 8, 2002
  1. Pop-Ups are the Spawn of Hades :evil:
    p.s. This lil' free program, Pop-Up Stopper, seems to be ok. www.panicware.com
     
  2. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,145

    Monday, April 8 2002 News
    Pop-up downloads? Be sure not to accept these!
    by Julio @ 2:23 PM - [Comments] www.3dspotlight.com
     
  3. Unholywater

    Unholywater TS Rookie Posts: 33

    That pop-up download site, lop.com was complete hell! If I mistyped a website, it would take me to their site and install all that stuff onto my computer again. I found the solution at the lop.com site. It was a toolbar uninstaller. Use that to get rid of all remnants of lop.com's indirect trojan program.
     
  4. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    I don't know how many people's computer I have worked on that have Gator installed. When I tell them its Spyware, they just shrug and say, yeah but it helps me remember my passwords. YIKES, you mean a simple pen and paper won't do ?

    I would like to personnally wring the neck of all webmasters who have so many pop-ups that it causes your system to crash or you can't click them off fast enough.

    If you are a Star Trek fan, does the word "Tribble" mean anything to you ? No matter what you do, they just keep multipling !!!!
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Its possible to get into a kind of a loop of them called a "circle jerk" where everytime you close one another 3 or 4 pop up in their place. Eventually, one may have to log out or reboot in order to regain control of the desktop.

    I am of the option that these kinds of activities should be made illegal. I've got nothing against the odd flash animation or the occasional bit of shockwave or banner, which when its things basically taking the mouse focus from what I am looking at and moving it onto some crap that I didn't want and am not interested in, its too much.

    Internet users need to get together and form a group that protests and tries to get large internet organisations to ban these kinds of activities. Its possible that the internet may be in danger, over time, of turning into one large advert and that will be a very big shame.

    I remember the internet before all of this (around 1995, 1996) where these kinds of things just did not happen. There was a lot less content out there but these kinds of nasty tactics did not really exist get as such...... Those were the days.
     
  6. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    Sadly I agree with you and also remember the real internet of a few years ago. I just pray it doesn't get to that point. Heck, If it could be controlled I would pay a few dollars more to be pop-up or banner or whatever ad free.

    I just wanna ask some of these site owners what the point of the pop-ups is, because I will never go there again if it is that bad. It is quite pointless unless they are making a ton of money and really have no content. Just a pop-up site. I liked V's post of the pointless web site.
     
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    Other than popups, the thing that's annoying me in the net is cookies. 99% of sites want to save cookie(s) to my computer. I can understand it under certain places like forums, banks & stores but not much elsewhere. Fortunately this browser remembers when I've said no, right now I've got about a hundred sites that can't set cookies.
     
  8. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,145

  9. Thunder

    Thunder TS Rookie Posts: 47

    Personally I don't mind paying to get rid of the nasty little bugs.
    Surfpal
    Zone Alarm Pro

    No pop up or cookies I don't want, well worth the money.
     
  10. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    I am trying pop-up stopper as we speak, thanks for the links and I will let you know how it works.
     
  11. Goofy Newfie

    Goofy Newfie TS Rookie Posts: 211

    Kill the popups!

    On a high speed connection, popups are a royal pain in the neck. And I would love to 86 the wonderful people who designed Comet Cursor! They intentionally trick people into downloading it, sometimes without warning. Has anybody else run into CC? Also, I volunteer as a tutor in a local community centre computer program. The kids love to download stuff....Gator, Bonzi Buddy, etc..... Thank God for Adaware! And a note to Uncleel: Popup Stopper is pretty good.
     
     
  12. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Let our Brother show us the way!

    Great story here! Its just sue the SOBs and get rich on them!

    Seattle man has telemarketer's number: he gets apology and $500

    Tuesday, April 9, 2002


    source: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/65795_collect09.shtml
     
  13. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 329

    More and more people in washington state are winning judgements for spam, faxes and phone calls.
    I read something a few weeks ago about a guy in SW washington, who has almost 50k in judgements (he collected around $18-19k) over the last 3 years, and has liens aginist, property on several out of state spammers. So you can't make a living at it...yet!
    What the US really needs is a federal law on spam, so it's easy to collect from out of state spammers, Then I would become too expensive for them to continue. Seems to be alot of pressure in congress to avoid that, which I don't understand, what legitmate company, wants to so offend the general public with a spam campaign to get the <1% who even look at their product? I avoid buying from companies which support spammers, and have even written a few to let them know I bought the competing product (quaility, function being equal) just because I object to that form of advertizing.
     
  14. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    Re: Kill the popups!

    Yes, I have. I removed it from a number of machines when I was working as a sysadmin at school. Quite a nasty little app.
     
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