How to get rid of pop-up windows?

Question

I keep getting pornography pop up windows. This is happening not while I am on the internet but after I am no longer using the computer. When I come back to the computer the windows are on my monitor. We have small children and this is a great concern. I assume there must be something on my computer to let them do this. Any suggestions?

Julia Dimond

Answer

This question was answered on April 7, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The only way not to allow those pop-ups is to install blocking software

There are free and paid software available on the web to eliminate them

Free to download:

No Ads by South Bay Software (free): http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/

Surf in Peace by Icon Labs (free): http://www.iconlabs.net/sip.html

Pop-Up Stopper by PanicWare (free): http://www.panicware.com/product_dpps.html

Pow! by Analog (free): http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/pow.htm

SafeWeb (free; can be set to handle pop-ups too): https://www.safeweb.com/

Paid software:

http://www.hdsoft.com/popnot

http://www.meaya.com

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Posted by olivia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 7, 2003