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Annoying pop-ups with AVSIM?

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Everytime I open up AVSIM (I've got it as my starting place by default) I get those annoying pop-up ads, asking if I want to get rid of pop-up ads! This is the only website I frequent that does it. Anyway around it. Seems the only pop-up ads I get are for software to get rid of pop-ups! :-mad

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I am by no means a computer wiz so use this with caution as I don't know of any cascading impact. The solution was posted here several days ago.Go hereStart>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>ServicesIn the list of services is 'Messenger'Right Click Messenger>Properties>Startup TypeChange to Manual or DisableSince I did this I haven't had one single one of those pop-ups.Hope this helps BobL

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Somehow it's getting around this. I've had mine set to disable for awhile now. Just can't figure it out.

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Here you go,Just follow my instructions here, and no more pop-ups, unders, etc....http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...547&page=#10574BTW- It's not Avsim, it is the fact you ar enot running a clean system.It isn't your fault either, There are just a bunch of scumbuckets out there that enjoy hijacking the security flaw prone systems manufactured by a certain operating system. Guess which ones? :-)Hope this helps,Joehttp://aboutpolitics.net/images/bannerav.gif.About Politics.net - FORUMShttp://pub207.ezboard.com/bpoliticsgivemel...tyorgivemedeath.Contribute to the Richard Harvey Scholarship Fund.http://www.avsim.com/pages/scholarship.shtml

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Howdy,Do a Search on your system for SearchSquire. This is an insidious side-bar download that attaches itself to IE and might just be the cause of your pop-up problems.If you do find SearchSquire (you will definately find a reference to it in your Cookies folder as well as a .dll in your Windows/System32 folder), do a Google search for getting rid of it. It is really pernicious (it writes about 5 different registry entries and has a slew of other files attached to it). You'll be a very happy camper once it's gone.

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Do a Google search for Spybot Search and Destroy. Download, install, and run it. I will probably find hundreds of nasty things you've picked up surfing around and get rid of them. I run it about once a week on all my computers and I'm constantly surprised by how much advertising garbage that can attach itself to your system just by innocent routine internet surfing.-------Justinhttp://www.fsgenesis.netHigh Quality Scenery for FS200x

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I have all the direct links you need in the thread I linked to above.Simply Put.DUMP IEIt is a flawed, security hole ridden porgram that has not been properly updated in a long time.Go try Firebird, by Mozilla. It is here.http://mozilla.orgIt will stop all your pop-ups, and see how fsat these forums load in comparison to IE.I promise you will be impressed.Regards,Joehttp://aboutpolitics.net/images/bannerav.gif.About Politics.net - FORUMShttp://pub207.ezboard.com/bpoliticsgivemel...tyorgivemedeath.Contribute to the Richard Harvey Scholarship Fund.http://www.avsim.com/pages/scholarship.shtml

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Hi,Q= Can I transfer all my favorites over to Firebird?A= Yes you can, quite easily.Just open IE, choose file - import export, and then save it to your desktop. It will save as a bookmark . htm fileThen open up your Firebird Browser, and choose bookmarks - manage bookmarks - file, import and choose your bookmark . htm file that was created for you on the desktop.It's as simple as that.The first time you use Firebird, I recommend you run the pop-up stopper.Just go to a site that you know has a pop-up, like http://drudgereport.comThen you can choose to block any subsequent pop-ups. Simple as that.Let me know how you like it.Regards,Joehttp://aboutpolitics.net/images/bannerav.gif.About Politics.net - FORUMShttp://pub207.ezboard.com/bpoliticsgivemel...tyorgivemedeath.Contribute to the Richard Harvey Scholarship Fund.http://www.avsim.com/pages/scholarship.shtml

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I second what Joe says about Mozilla Firebird. I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows xp and am now using Firebird as my default browser rather than Internet Explorer. I have not had one single popup since I started using it and Joe is right about it loading pages faster.It is once again a joy for me to browse the internet :-lol.

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