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Re: OT - computer spyware/pop up killer??
First things first, quit using Internet Exploiter as your web browser. Is there any coincidence that M$ has a ton of popups everywhere..... and they all open spontaneously when you are running IE?
Mozilla lets you have way more control once you get it set up..... and it's open source and free... which means lots of good peer review and bug fixes. Netscape has lagged pretty far behind, and is having some trouble with being a little too intrusive sometimes.
Second.... find your cookie file and delete all the trash in it from sites other than the important ones you use... like keep the ones from MSN if you have Hotmail, keep the Yahoo ones if you have Yahoo mail, Keep the ORC ones if you use this bbs.... etc....
Get rid of all the other ones... and if you are in doubt, erase all of them anyway, just make sure you have your passwords written down.
I have my cookies set to ask me before accepting one. It helps because I can control who gets to put stuff on my computer and who does not.....
Hunt through all the preferences and find the check off box to not allow unrequested windows, changing windows, etc. You would be amazed at what is in the preferences once you take a good close look.
Hope that helps a little.