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Why do pop-ups happen?


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Answered 2008-06-15 14:39:19

== == Popups are due to scripts on certain webpages. But if you have a popup blocker and are still getting popups then you have spyware

1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)

2. Run the vundo and combo fix

3. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

4. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

5 Run Superantispyware

6. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

Once, long ago, there were only banner ads. And it was good. Much like reading the newspaper, the ads were static. With newspapers there's only so much you could do with the ads, so the ad makers soon realized that many more options were available for the internet. Pop-ups. Pop-unders. Blinking and rotating. A way to make sure you notice them. Most modern browsers(Firefox and IE) enable pop-up blocking from the start.


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