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em2vn

Posted on 11/03/2002 8:02:11 PM PST by em2vn

Are any of you getting a pop up add from themensnetwork.com, when on Free Republic. This thing is a homosexual porno piece of trash that pops up full screen when I am reading FreeRepublic. Is there anything that can be done to keep the add from poping up?


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1 posted on 11/03/2002 8:02:11 PM PST by em2vn
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To: em2vn
get a aware from lavasoftusa.com

You've been hit with a piece of ad spamware. FR uses no ad pop ups.
2 posted on 11/03/2002 8:03:14 PM PST by Bogey78O
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To: Bogey78O
oops....Ad-Aware is the program.
3 posted on 11/03/2002 8:03:31 PM PST by Bogey78O
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To: em2vn
Nope. You must have some type of spyware on your computer. Get Adaware, it's free. :)
4 posted on 11/03/2002 8:04:01 PM PST by IamHD
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To: em2vn
I think you picked up that little jewel somewhere else!
5 posted on 11/03/2002 8:04:55 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Bogey78O; em2vn
Another suggestion (though you should get rid of that from your drive with Ad Aware) is also to use another browser that doesn't allow pop-ups (Mozilla comes to mind).
6 posted on 11/03/2002 8:04:59 PM PST by ShadowAce
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To: em2vn
Try this website for zapping ads. Won't guarantee it'll take care of the popup that you wrote about, but it will take care of the casino ads: http://ca.geocities.com/iamnemo2001/AdZapper.html
7 posted on 11/03/2002 8:05:36 PM PST by Mean Daddy
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To: em2vn
How many people are going to click on this thread because of the title and be disappointed?
8 posted on 11/03/2002 8:06:42 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
I don't know what I expected when I clicked it.
9 posted on 11/03/2002 8:07:56 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: em2vn
NoAds software from southbaypc.com. It is free and works well in killing pop-up ads.
10 posted on 11/03/2002 8:08:31 PM PST by hfartalot
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To: em2vn
"Just when you thought e-mail spam was bad enough, along comes Direct Advertiser software, which can send pop-up messages directly to users' desktops. These pop-up messages appear even if the user is not in e-mail or an Internet browser. The software utilizes Microsoft's Messenger Windows service, which is turned on by default (on WinNT, 2000, and XP systems) and used by administrators to send messages to users on the network. This is different from the MSN Messenger instant message software."

"The Messenger service normally uses ports 137 and 139, which are usually protected; but the DirectAdvertiser software seemingly allows pop-up ads to use port 135, which is normally left open on firewalls for the Microsoft RPC service."

http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2002Oct/gee20021017016848.htm
11 posted on 11/03/2002 8:08:48 PM PST by Roscoe
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To: HairOfTheDog
I was at least hoping that it was someone complaining about Anna Kournikova photos, and then we'd have to post a bunch and discuss them.
12 posted on 11/03/2002 8:09:16 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: em2vn
stop going to gay porn sites and clean your cookies. ;)
13 posted on 11/03/2002 8:09:36 PM PST by manfromlamancha
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To: hfartalot
his problem is he has a malicious program on his comp popping up ads
14 posted on 11/03/2002 8:09:59 PM PST by Bogey78O
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To: Dog Gone
Me
15 posted on 11/03/2002 8:10:06 PM PST by manfromlamancha
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To: Dog Gone
Me
16 posted on 11/03/2002 8:10:07 PM PST by manfromlamancha
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To: Dog Gone
Me
17 posted on 11/03/2002 8:10:09 PM PST by manfromlamancha
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To: manfromlamancha
that dissapointed eh?
18 posted on 11/03/2002 8:10:36 PM PST by Bogey78O
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To: em2vn
I've never seen a popup on FreeRepublic. You need Ad-Aware. And you might look into another program at CamTech called Cookie Spy. You may have some porno cookies that are doing this to you. You can pick these up if you visit some marginal sites that aren't pornographic, I think, or if you have other people using your computer. Or just from some hacker or spammer. Just be careful which cookies you delete, to avoid losing passwords and the like at sites that you use.
19 posted on 11/03/2002 8:10:41 PM PST by Cicero
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To: em2vn
FR does not have any pop-ups.

There is "scumware" on your hard drive. Scumware opens pop-ups, and spies on you as well.

Go here: Click Here. (Will open in new window.)

Download Ad-Aware and Refupdate.

Install both. Run Refupdate to get the latest updates. Then run Ad-Aware and kill off all scumware on your computer.

Ad-Aware is to scumware as Norton is to viruses. Refupdate gets you the latest definitions of scumware. You need Refupdate, Ad-Aware must be updated just like an anti-virus program needs to be updated.

20 posted on 11/03/2002 8:11:08 PM PST by LibKill
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To: em2vn
Those wacky Log Cabin Republicans strike again.
21 posted on 11/03/2002 8:11:25 PM PST by Maynerd
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To: HairOfTheDog; John Robinson
A couple of years ago, someone typed into the "source box" while posting an article "XXXXXXX". What a thread that was.
22 posted on 11/03/2002 8:11:49 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: Bogey78O
slip
23 posted on 11/03/2002 8:12:56 PM PST by manfromlamancha
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To: Roscoe
I haven't gotten any porn messages, I get a lot of these "messenger" ads/notices that look like official messages or emails. Can I turn this off?
24 posted on 11/03/2002 8:13:02 PM PST by umgud
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To: Bogey78O
slip
25 posted on 11/03/2002 8:13:02 PM PST by manfromlamancha
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To: Dog Gone
Maybe these will help. It's obscenity if I've ever seen it....


26 posted on 11/03/2002 8:13:04 PM PST by hispanarepublicana
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To: Bogey78O
slip
27 posted on 11/03/2002 8:13:08 PM PST by manfromlamancha
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To: em2vn
Once in a while when I go to a link, I get a pop up ad, for instance on Drudge, but none have been porno so far.
28 posted on 11/03/2002 8:13:19 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: em2vn
I don't know how many times I have told JimRob not to post my pictures!! Sheesh, this is getting embarrassing!

TC

29 posted on 11/03/2002 8:13:47 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: Maynerd
LOL
30 posted on 11/03/2002 8:14:35 PM PST by manfromlamancha
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To: Dog Gone
How many people are going to click on this thread because of the title and be disappointed?

Only those who believe em2vn. There are still those with the tin foil hats who think we really ARE getting the porn, but claiming we don't and hiding it from them..

Pookie & Me

32 posted on 11/03/2002 8:17:08 PM PST by Pookie Me
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To: HairOfTheDog
Young lady, you get back to the Hole at once!

;-)
33 posted on 11/03/2002 8:17:12 PM PST by 2Jedismom
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To: umgud; ladyinred
Look in your computer (add/remove programs if using windows) for a program called "Gator" or "Gatorsoft" and get rid of it if you are getting popups here. Then do a search through your hard drive for other things related to Gator that didn't get removed the first time.

Just a hunch. You downloaded it along with something else... it snuck in along with the fine print.
34 posted on 11/03/2002 8:17:56 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Pookie Me
shhh
35 posted on 11/03/2002 8:17:56 PM PST by Bogey78O
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To: 2Jedismom
[shucks] Alright mom....
36 posted on 11/03/2002 8:18:27 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: hispanarepublicana
You know, I think I had successfully repressed my memory of The Kiss after two years. Thanks bunches for sending me back to therapy.
37 posted on 11/03/2002 8:19:24 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
Ok Dog, you know the rules.
If you use her name, you must post her photo.
38 posted on 11/03/2002 8:19:32 PM PST by ASA Vet
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To: umgud
Looks like a firewall might be necessary.

http://mynetwatchman.com/kb/security/articles/popupspam/netsend.htm
39 posted on 11/03/2002 8:20:45 PM PST by Roscoe
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To: Cicero
I too have never received a pop-up at FR.

Nam Vet

40 posted on 11/03/2002 8:23:27 PM PST by Nam Vet
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To: Bogey78O; em2vn; Dog Gone; ladyinred
Oops. My bad.

Yes, um, I just made something up. No Porn Here. Clearly a figment of your imagination...

Pookie & ME

41 posted on 11/03/2002 8:28:03 PM PST by Pookie Me
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To: ASA Vet
My bad...


42 posted on 11/03/2002 8:28:23 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Bogey78O
I concur with all the advice you're getting to install AdAware from LavaSoft.

If you go that route, I recommend you do a scan with it daily. It's amazing how much spy-ware is picked up by routine web-browsing.
43 posted on 11/03/2002 8:28:26 PM PST by DakotaGator
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To: Dog Gone
I was at least hoping that it was someone complaining about Anna Kournikova photos, and then we'd have to post a bunch and discuss them.

I think that should be done anyhow.
Just in case.
You can never be too careful,you know.
A stitch in time.....

44 posted on 11/03/2002 8:28:34 PM PST by sneakypete
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To: Dog Gone
Thanks bunches for sending me back to therapy.

Well, as long as you're going, you might as well get your money's worth:

45 posted on 11/03/2002 8:29:37 PM PST by hispanarepublicana
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To: Bogey78O
I haven't had this problem. Telling people to use Ad-Aware is good advice, I use it myself. The person with the pop-up ad must have some spyware on their computer.
46 posted on 11/03/2002 8:30:42 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: hispanarepublicana
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
47 posted on 11/03/2002 8:31:02 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: 2Jedismom
Keyword vandal!
48 posted on 11/03/2002 8:31:48 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: em2vn
I've never seen it... and I don't want to
49 posted on 11/03/2002 8:33:41 PM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: Dog Gone
YIKES!

That one gets me every time.

50 posted on 11/03/2002 8:33:58 PM PST by eddie willers
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