Re: pop ups and advertisements

From: Karl Levinson [x y] mvp (
Date: 12/14/02

From: "Karl Levinson [x y] mvp" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 07:58:42 -0500

More information and free and not-free products are found below [I would
really recommend also using a firewall like which is free as
well, to block Messenger popups and other stuff].

"Mike" <> wrote in message
> The answer for most pop-ups is to install a program such
> as "Pop-up Stopper" or "Pop-up Blocker", etc. Some of
> them are free downloads (like "Pop-up Stopper", I think).
> Now, the other kind of pop-ups, which I was
> just "introduced" to the other day, is when a spammer
> exploits the Messenger Service (a tool for network
> managers to send shut-down notices, etc.) If it is
> Messenger Service, the pop-up will look just like a
> regular Windows window, and it will say "Messenger
> Service" in the title bar. If that's the case, look for
> an earlier post here that covers the subject well.
> -MIKE-
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Hey :o)
> >
> >I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this
> >question, but how do I prevent pop ups and/or
> >advertisements from coming up on my screen when I access
> >certain web sites??? I didn't used to have this problem,
> >however I needed to do a system restore on my computer
> and
> >start from scratch with all my programs. If anyone could
> >help me with this, I would really appreciate it.
> >
> >Thanks in advance :o)
> >
> >Melanie
> >.
> >

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