Macrumors.com PoP-UPs

Discussion in 'Community' started by Aquaketic, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Jan 19, 2004
    #1
    during the last couple days i noticed i was getting GAIN pop ups
    when coming to the site.

    anyone else getting this?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Jan 19, 2004
    #2
    Sorry man, but I think you have downloaded some free software with ads attached to the program. I've had this problem before with Gator/Gain. Here's a great web site that can help you out with all types of pop-ups that come with free software.

    What your problem might be:
    http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/Gator.html

    What may help you in the future:
    http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite

    Later
     
  3. Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    London, England
    #3
    I assume you are on a PC, go get Ad-aware (FREE) and run it, that should sort it.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Jan 19, 2004
    #4
    I'm not sure if Ad-aware will get rid of all of it, but it is a great program and free! Hope you get it sorted out.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    #5
    I just get that 'Save' popup.

    Becoming a contributer stops the popup's I believe
     
  6. macrumors 68030

    mnkeybsness

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    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    #6
  7. Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

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    Whakatane, New Zealand
    #7
    Gain popups still appear regardless of browser. The Gain software sits in behind the browser, and is one of those "nasties" out there. I'm pretty sure Ad-Aware will get rid of it though.
     
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    scem0

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    back in NYC!

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