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#1 kingdom1066

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:41 AM

Hello Can anybody suggest a way to stop the annoying bouncy adverts from the likes of yahoo etc. :pullhair: Yahoo decided on exiting one email account to put me back to yahoo.es These are annoying, more so as I am in Spain and cant read the language yet. Ie7 on XP Pro SP3, Language set to UK, time zone Paris/Madrid Any help appreciated.
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#2 Vino Rosso

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 01:16 PM

Can anybody suggest a way to stop the annoying bouncy adverts from the likes of yahoo etc. :pullhair:

You could try bouncing in time with the adverts so they appear to stay still ;)

Have you tried using a tailored Host file to block adverts?
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:29 PM

Have you tried using a tailored Host file to block adverts?


Its not friday can you give me a clue?
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:45 PM

Have you tried using a tailored Host file to block adverts?

Its not friday can you give me a clue?

What is the Hosts file?
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:51 PM

I can't help with tailor made stuff, but get, install\update and run the following programs\files and I bet many if not all will disappear.
SpywareBlaster, install, run,then update, and close, just load and check for updates regularly and thats it.
SpywareGuard , some say it's dated, but it's so lightweight it can't do any harm, install, run, update, thats it, it runs on boot with so little resources you wont even know it's there.
Hosts file, extract the files, launch the .exe, when it says hit any key to continue, just hit the space bar and thats it, delete the files, just bookmark the site and check for updates once a month say, then repeat.
WinPatrol, just a fantastic tool which takes so little resources it's crazy not to use it, protects your hosts file so unless you have run any of these, reject any requests to allow change, unless you know where the request has come from, it also allows great control over start up programs.

There may well be tracking cookies etc on your system as well, so it wont hurt to run some scans if you haven't yet, and run some junk file cleaners, hopefully this should take care of things for you.
CCleaner, junk cleaner.
Disk Cleaner, another junk cleaner
ATF-Cleaner, NOT for vista.
CleanUp, NOT for vista..

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#6 kingdom1066

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:08 AM

Hello

What is the Hosts file?

A list to map IP numbers to web addresses. This can overwrite the host file that comes with MS and will reduce the access to malware sites.

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Thanks. I use ATF before closing down computer each day and I am running the paid version of winpatrol. (best software investment I have made)

Have even tried to blank some sites using IE privacy tab.

Internet resources blocking
Another example is filtering online advertising (ads) by installing entries for known ad servers that redirect requests to machines without the advertising, or more typically by redirecting such requests to a suitable address. Often, the local (loopback) address 127.0.0.1 is used for such purposes. However as some programs will run services on the loopback address, it may be preferable to redirect to an address which does not exist, such as 255.255.255.0.

The host file is also used in blocking or redirecting known malicious or criminal domains and servers which may contain spyware, adware, and other malware. The free utility Spybot - Search & Destroy, for example, includes a feature called "Immunize" that populates the hosts file with thousands of URLs of such websites redirected to 127.0.0.1 to block them.


Looks like a host file may have the desired effect.
Thanks for the imput and push in research direction.

May have answered my own question :blush:

Edited by kingdom1066, 17 September 2009 - 07:15 AM.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:59 AM

NP.s, running all the tools I gave above "should" stop the annoyance, it is typical of tracking cookies etc that your getting these pop up's, so cleaning the system out via the scans should remove them, then the host's file along with SpywareBlaster (a flash based hosts file) would hopefully give you the desired result.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 01:10 PM

May have answered my own question :blush:

Another successful teaching session then ;)
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