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Windows 7: Preventing pop ups

12 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 64
Preventing pop ups

Every time I click links contained in highlighted text I go through instead to an annoying pop up survey. The highlighted text shows as 'text enhanced'
Theree doesn't seem to be a way of preventing this. Do you have any advice on how I can stop it?

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12 Jul 2012   #2

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Hello Jaydee58 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Couple of things you could do. Delete your temp files, cookies, and browsing history.

Internet Explorer - Delete browsing history on exit

While you're in the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Security tab > Restricted Sites icon > Sites button and type in the www website address of any site you want to restrict. Close/OK your way back out of the dialog boxes.

Preventing pop ups-restrictedzone1.jpg Preventing pop ups-restrictedzone2.jpg

You could also look into using a different browser (specifically, Firefox) and using a free add-on called NoScript.

NoScript - JavaScript/Java/Flash blocker for a safer Firefox experience! - what is it? - InformAction

There are other ad blockers available for IE but I'm not sure if any are free. Perhaps others will jump in with suggestions. I've been using AdMuncher for a couple of years with good success.

Ad Blocker: Ad Muncher

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