POP-UPS-----help !!

by bigmac 13 Replies latest jw friends

  • bigmac

    please guys---how do i stop these damn pop up pages?

    everytime i click on something---another page pops up---often blank.

    i'm running firefox and google chrome---with adblock plus on both. i recently uninstalled and re-installed both--which got rid of a lot of probs.

    any advice welcome--but please remember i'm a 66 year old puter-thicko--still dunno what a key board is. so--not too much nerd-speak.

  • Witness My Fury
    Witness My Fury

    Reset them to defaults and see how that goes...



    Check for malware if you have not done so for a long while too.

  • oldguy

    Hi Bigmac

    Well I'm 64 and still working with Windows XP.

    The best free thing I ever downloaded as a system fix is called Advanced System Care 7.4

  • bigmac

    thanx fellas---and--welcome to the site Oldguy. hope you stick around.

  • Simon

    Some good malware checkers that I've had success with:

    • MaywareBytes
    • HitmanPro
    • HijackThis
    • Spybot

    Sometimes you need a specific removal tool for the exact infection.

  • poppers

    Simon, will any of these work on an iMac?

  • berrygerry

    MaywareBytes is one of the best.

  • Apognophos

    I hope I still get pop-ups once in a while when I'm 66.

  • nonjwspouse

    komando dot com has advice for the mac users, and also lots of good advice for PC users. She has plenty of free downloads. I love her saturday radio show. She ( Kim Komando) calls herself the "Digital Goddess". ha! Be sure to spell it right, if you use a c instead of a k, watch out!

    Anyway, I have relied on her site through the years and even joined as a member recently.

  • Simon

    Simon, will any of these work on an iMac?

    No, they are PC only, I've never had to clean a mac so far

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