|Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 - 12:07 am: |
I would like to know How to stop the automatic opening of webpages which start pouring in even we close it through the close button?
Such type of web pages irritates us and there seems to be no end to stop it. Is there any short cut to stop the other web pages by closing the current page?
Also some times few web pages appear without any close buttons??? How to close such pages??? Please help me.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 - 1:23 pm: |
to close web pages without hitting the X (close button, or if they don't give you a chance to) press the Alt and the F4 button on the keyboard for each popup that comes up as some of the pages resize so there isn't any X or close button.
hope this helps, i know that some others prefer other means, but this is the easy way.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 5:32 am: |
I found a utility called pop-up stopper 2.6
It is free for download for the basic to just stop the pop-ups from happening.
Go to: www.panicware.com
and download the pop-up software. They have version where you have to pay, but the one that I got is FREE! Whenever you go to a page that start the popups the software suppresses it and you can configure it any way you like. It shows up on your taskbar and it even only allows one window of IE to open unless you press the CTRL key to manually bypass the program.
It is worth it!
|Posted on Friday, March 1, 2002 - 12:46 pm: |
I KEEP GETTING A HOME PAGE THAT I KEEP TRYING TO DELETE YET IT KEEPS COMING UP EVERY TIME I LOG INTO THE INTERNET.I WOULD LIKE TO GET RID OF IT COMPLETELY.
|Matt Weston (Matt12330)
|Posted on Friday, March 1, 2002 - 3:59 pm: |
From the desktop, right click on Internet Explorer. Select properties and highlight the "General" tab.
There should be a setting for "Home Page"
You can select whatever URL you want to set as your home page. If you don't want anything at all, choose "Use Blank"
Hope this helps........
|Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2002 - 8:17 am: |
I`vE CHANGED THAT MANY TIMES AND I ALSO DELETED THE
COOKIES. BUT EVERY TIME I SHUT THE COMPUTER DOWN AND
BRING IT UP AGAIN WHEN I LOG ON TO THE INTERNET THE
SAME HOME PAGE THAT I`VE BEEN TRYING TO GET RID OF
|Matt Weston (Matt12330)
|Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2002 - 8:33 am: |
What is the URL of the homepage that keeps coming up ?
Is it something from Yahoo ? Some ISPs default to a homepage when you log on to their service - althought you should be able to override that by changing the setting in IE properties.
|Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2002 - 4:37 pm: |
it could also be a addon from a program you downloaded. such as bonzi buddy *UGH*. it adds entries to the registry as well as other places, the only way i've found to get rid of bonzi buddy is to reformat and re-install. this is an isolated case as an example. they're uninstall program doesn't get rid of it, it spiders throughout your computer making it hard to take out.
this is worst case, but anyway, it would help to know what you have installed or tried to, lately
|Posted on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 7:37 am: |
is it safe to delete items form your windows registry. when i look thru regedit, programs i thought i had deleted are still listed. All i need to know is can i delete these no longer used items?
|Posted on Friday, March 29, 2002 - 3:45 am: |
A friend had a similiar problem with a unwanted homepage.
We tried cookie removal, adaware, registry searches, IE repair, IE updates, IE upgrades but still an unwanted home page would pop up.
What worked in this case was getting startup cop 77594%2C.html,http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/info/0,,77594,.html . Then disabling the different items shown to be loading with windows one at a time and rebooting with a newly choosen homepage until the culprit was found.
|Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2002 - 12:29 am: |
You can use ad aware to find and delete all the
scum ware on your hard drive.
As for getting rid of that pesky default homepage.
What type of browser are you using?
Internet exploder or Nutscrape Navigator?
Under netscape you can got to Edit/preferences and have your reset your homepage to blank page.
I haven't used I.E. for some time but I think it has a similar setting in it preference setup.
As for things constantly popping up in you cookie file, crunch that cookie!
You can go to the cookie file through my computer or the explorer window and open the cookie file with notepad or any basic text editor, delete all the nasty stuff then save the file.
THEN right click on the cookie file and go to properties.
Make it an archive read only hidden file and, this will lock it up from hostile invasion during web surfing.
Try downloading and running the Ad aware software first, you'd be amazed how much garbage is dumped on your hard drive by these vile spammers.