need help to remove unwanted links

By esco ยท 12 replies
Aug 6, 2005
  1. I need help to remove unwanted links that keep showing up on the webpages I'm viewing. I already tried several antispyware programs(Ad-Adware SE, Spybot S&D and MS antispyware). So far nothing has worked, I keep seeing those unwanted links. I have Windows XP. I'm really desperate. Help!
  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Welcome to Techspot
    By "unwanted Links" are you referring to Pop up Ads, and things of that nature?
    If yes , than you can buy/free download a Pop-up blocker , there are tons of those around, including a built in one in XP .
  3. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    Yes, if you could define "unwanted links" a little better, that would be good!

    Because even on my browser, for example in Liquidlen's post he mentions the the phrase "Pop up ads". My browser automatically turns that phrase into a "link" that takes me to a site to remove "pop up ads".
    As well as the phrase he used "pop-up blocker" which automatically becomes a link to a site for Stopzilla.
    This is a browser "help" thing that is built in to the new IE. Anyhoo, for a pop up blocker for IE, use the google toolbar.

  4. esco

    esco TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanx, I'll check the pop-up blocker

    Thank you both Liquidlen and Vigilante, yes the links I'm referring to are similar to pop-up adds. They're quite annoying. I'll try a pop-up blocker and will report back with the results. Thanx again.
  5. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    And before someone beats me to it. DOWNLOAD FIREFOX!! ha, get off IE and use a different browser. One that supports a little thing called "standards". lol

    Or my favorite, Avant (which is IE with a different shell)

    Hope that did it for ya!
  6. pugmom4

    pugmom4 TS Rookie

    IntelliTXT by vibrant media

    I am practically responding to my own message here, but this is what i could find out about the unwanted links. Guess I should have realized that I am not the only one with the problem. The yellow boxes and double underlines are from IntelliTXT by a company called Vibrant Media. I tried to contact them, but they require a phone number, address, etc..I dont think there is a way to just contact them. I just have to figure out how to get rid of this horrible program.

  7. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Do Yourself a HUGE favor ! Do Not Ever Attempt to Contact These Individuals!
    Just obtain good protective software and eliminate them annonymously.
    Giving them your Phon # or any personal information could be an aggrivating life changing event.
  8. pugmom4

    pugmom4 TS Rookie

    unwanted links from rich media

    Thanks. I know that, which is why I posted here instead of contacting them.

  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    you wouldn't have a pop-up problem with Mozilla or it's cousin mozilla firefox. Run spybot to get rid of spy programs.
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    you have adware installed. Use spybot and adware to remove.

    If they don't work, you'll have to revert your drive.

    I hope you have goback, ghost, or some other image of your drive.
  11. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 100

    i suggest u install a fresh copy of Windows XP SP2 Entegrated then install most common used programs like Mozilla Firefox, Antivirus Software and other programs and buy a antispyware/adware program to secure your pc from unwanted links or viruses
  12. wgjones3

    wgjones3 TS Rookie

    Vibrant Media uses server-side software. DO NOT reformat your computer to get rid of it. It won't do any good. Neither will switching to Firefox (though there's a thousand other reasons you should make that switch).

    You're not the only one trying to find a solution, and there will most likely be a solution soon. Maybe a Firefox extension...
  13. rchannel

    rchannel TS Rookie

    I figured it out,heres how I did it, open IE, click on tools, internet options, click the security tab and highlight restricted sites. Click on the sites button below it and on the add this site to the zone: enter this just as it look's *
    Then restart internet explorer, work's great for me.
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