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Scoot
07-29-2010, 08:56 PM
I am getting very disgusted with all of the popups in each thread. Is any of you'll getting them or is it on my computer. I don't know if Crappie. Com is getting paid for this or what. If so I am very sorry for bringing this up. If not, well if they want to advertise, advertise something that pertains to the forum, hunting, fishing, or outdoors activity. If it is only me getting this, please LET ME KNOW!!! Always, Scoot.

docwaldo
07-29-2010, 09:02 PM
i have never gotten any on CDC and i have been on here for over four years. it must be a virus or spyware or something. not really a tech guy.

doc :)

J_ROW
07-29-2010, 09:16 PM
Scoot if you are using Mozilla Firefox browser click on tool, options and then check popup blocker. That should take care of it for you.

Scoot
07-29-2010, 09:44 PM
The only protection I have now is Kaspersky Internet Security 2010. In between JRow reply and what I am typing in is an advertisement about Ram Trucks, and on the left side there is an advertisement about Walleye Direct.com. Thanks j Row. I will changing browser pretty soon. I was thinging about FireFox.

RonDon
07-29-2010, 09:51 PM
There are advertising banners on cdc but shouldnt "popup" unless you click on them.

Team M&M
07-30-2010, 12:49 AM
You got spyware and or a virus :(

It's very common to get these things in this day and age so don't feel bad. However, if you enable some popup blocker all your doing is putting tape over the problem. The virus/spyware will still be there and could be infecting your computer further as time goes on.
One day you could get on your computer 3 weeks from now and it might just start shuttting down or freezing up if you don't fix the problems you have.

Now there are tons and tons of software out there for fixing such problems and every person will have a different opinion on which one is the best etc.

Microsoft has its own virus software now and its totally FREE!! If you have a legit copy of windows you can get it straight from microsoft and some of my buddies swear that its awesome.
It's called Security Essentials and you can download it right here:
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

I personally use BitDefender but you have to pay for it and it can be complicated to set up so it runs smooth on your system. You could pay 50 bucks for Norton or one of the other name brand virus softwares but why not give Microsofts free one a try first.

Also popup blockers are great for blocking legit ads on a lot of websites but I never have any pop up on crappie.com so I am assuming it is indeed a virus or spyware you are infected with.
If you'd still like a good pop-up blocker you can't go wrong with getting Google toolbar. It's free and has a built in blocker that blocks about 98% of every ad I have ever encountered. It also allows me to search google easily and quickly.
Yahoo, bing and many others have one too but the Google one is my favorite for the last 2 years.

Beaubayou
07-30-2010, 04:51 AM
Get you some spywear and adwear, search google for them.

Daniel121
07-30-2010, 05:54 AM
I'm not getting popups unless it's a crappie popping up out of the lake.

jlaughlin72
07-30-2010, 12:01 PM
One of the browsers that I use, well they aren't popups until you hover the mouse over the green words in the messages. But they have been doing adds at the bottom of the pages for a long time.

gabowman
07-30-2010, 12:17 PM
Type in "free pop up blocker" in your search engine, hit enter, pick one, and download it for free.;)

Scoot
07-31-2010, 08:09 PM
I thank all who replied, I don't have any viruses. I just got my computer back from the shop. I will be looking for something else to help. Again thanksfor you'll help.

GCD
07-31-2010, 10:41 PM
It sounds like you have a trojan to me.

Go here and download the free version and then run a scan.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php)

I'll bet it finds something.

stumpjumper05
08-01-2010, 11:13 AM
sounds like it's your computer... get FireFox or Opera.... Or just buy a Mac! =)

1perchjerker
08-02-2010, 10:37 PM
Scoot,
Hope you get the results you're looking for.
Some suggested getting a Mac.
Don't go to that expense.
You can download and install a LINUX Operating System Free of Charge (I like Free).
In one month Windows Operating Systems have about 400,000 attacks, Linux might get 40.
By the way did I mention that all Programs in Linux are also FREE.
All you need is a computer and a CD burner and you can get Brand new operating system FREE.
1perchjerker

jlaughlin72
08-02-2010, 11:26 PM
[QUOTE=stumpjumper05;1225115Or just buy a Mac! =)[/QUOTE]

That's funny.. the other day when we were at Best Buy, the woman working in the computer section was telling us that the Mac's aren't as popular, therefore the hackers don't target them.

stumpjumper05
08-03-2010, 11:00 PM
Linux is definitely better than Windows. I used window's PC's for about 10 years. About 4 of those was with Windows Millennium Edition. Since I made the jump to Mac in '05 and never looked back. If you compare specifications, Mac's and PC's aren't priced much different. Mac is maybe 200 or 300 more on average... All parts in the Mac are made by apple and helps it work more seamlessly. There are a few viruses out there for mac, but Nothing at all, not even an update for a program or your operating system can download without you putting in your password each and every time. My friends and I have had the same computers for 5 years... we've bought others since then but only because we needed more harddrive room. They don't wear out like a PC will. I've never had one crash or freeze up or randomly give me error messages. It is the most popular laptop in American Universities... Everyone has there on ideas of what they want in a computer... But you couldn't pay me to swap back over. I do hear the new windows is a lot more predictable... I'm glad they're finally catching on =)