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08 Nov 2009  
saltedm8

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

The only guaranteed way of stopping popups is by switching off javascript

this will also stop, redirects, some website menus and even images like the one above getting bigger once clicked

I find the simplest solution is to use firefox, and get a plugin called 'web developer', it will add a toolbar with loads of web developer tools on it, one of those tools is disable and you can disable javascript from there... if you leave javascript off most the time except when you have website issues it will stop these popups, but you have to remember that there is a bad side too.. if you hit a website that relies on javascript, you will need to re-enable it and refresh the page before the site will work properly.

there is obviously many ways to do it, but I find that the easiest.

a good idea is to make sure you do not have any adware infecting your computer, try using spybot search and destroy first... obviously I have not seen your computer and dont know what type of popups you are getting, it might just be that you are going to sites that love to advertise
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