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My baby-sitter used the computer last night. She has our permission, but she surfed into the X-rated end of the web :rolleyes: . A few minutes ago, while surfing here a whole bunch of X-rated pop-ups appeared.
I have a preschooler who uses the computer and I don't want this stuff popping up. Help! How do I get rid of this.
 

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Start by deleting your temporary internet files. The site may have installed cookies on your browser that you can safely delete. Internet Exporer is set up to save certain portions of a web page to help speed up your internet experience. Some sites will download "cookies" that can help and sometime hinder your experience. Bear in mind that regular clean up of your temporary internet files may help speed up your computer as well. You will be amazed at how much information is saved in this file.

go to tools
then internet options
click delete files in the temporary internet files section
It is also ok to delete all offline content.
press ok



Don't worry about deleting these files. This file will begin storing information as soon as you start "surfing" again.

Hope this helps.

Babysitter on x-rated porno sites:headshake :14:
 

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Also, make sure you download Ad-aware on your machine and then run it. You'll be amaized how many of those sites install spy-ware on you pc. http://www.lavasoft.de/
 

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Depending on your ISP, they may offer a pop-up blocker. This should help in the long run with annoying pop-up's, in general.

I know Earthlink offers the pop-up blocker, but dunno who else does.

I hope your babysitter hit the porn site by accident. It's easy enough to do with a simple typo. If not, you should advise the sitter to feel free to surf, but to please avoid the XXX sites.

Good luck!
 

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And... if nothing else helps, which I think may be the case, you may look for a shareware called PopUp Killer. There are many programs like that, but IMO, this specific one is the best one.

It detects and kills popups as they appear, before you see them and it also kills popups that try to start after it kills the first one. If you see a popup at the window that it did not kill, you simply open PopUp Killer and select that popup to be "killed" and it adds to its blacklist, so it never appears again.

I LOVE this program and I have no more problems with popups.
 

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And... if nothing else helps, which I think may be the case, you may look for a shareware called PopUp Killer. There are many programs like that, but IMO, this specific one is the best one.

It detects and kills popups as they appear, before you see them and it also kills popups that try to start after it kills the first one. If you see a popup at the window that it did not kill, you simply open PopUp Killer and select that popup to be "killed" and it adds to its blacklist, so it never appears again.

I LOVE this program and I have no more problems with popups.
Agreed. Ms. Mdx., use a combination of all the prior suggestions, and you should be fine.:4:
 

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Thanks everyone! I had tried many of the things you had suggested and was still being attacked by the pop-ups. After messing around for a couple of hours I figured out that it had downloaded its own .exe program and it was telling my pc to ask for these pop-ups .... how nice :mad: .

Fyi - The offending site is rapidblaster.com. To add insult to injury, when you try to uninstall the program the site demands you fill out a feedback from as to why you want to uninstall their site :3: . You can guess my comments were not very polite :11: .

I guess I need to have a talk with the sitter about not surfing past the r-rated material :rolleyes: . She's in her early 20's, an adult, but I don't need my pc filled with junk.
 

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Since she downloaded the .exe file run a virus as well as a trojan check.
 

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...and since she visited those sites, you will be receiving spam emails soon. I have Cloudmark Spamnet running with Outlook to take care of those.
EMS Freesurfer MK is a very good pop-up blocker too. As good as pop up killer.
 

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I'd download "spybot search and destroy". . . it checks your registry which is usually where these types of programs are.

Once I did, it got rid of all that crap off my computer.
 
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