How do I remove pop up ads?


I would like to permanently remove an annoying pop up that 'opens in' Adobe ever time I start up my PC with the following message: "Acrobat could not open 'Off80A5.tmp' because it is either not a supported file type or because this file has been corrupted (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded)."

I have tried to located this file but to no avail. Not sure if this is a problem left over from uninstalling McAfee and then installing Norton or how it appeared. I just want to remove it!!!

Please help me to remove this annoying file once and for all!!!

Thanks tons.

Gina Arlia


This question was answered on February 27, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can try downloading PopSubtract works quietly in the background to protect you from unwanted advertisements With PopSubtract running, pop-ups and pop-unders never appear

But there may be certain pop-up windows you do want to see, so PopSubtract allows you to designate individual sites where pop-ups are allowed

It downloads quickly - even on a slow modem connection


PopSubtract is for Windows 98/2000/NT4/ME/XP systems, IE 5.01 and greater

Go to

Good luck!

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 27, 2003