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Sick and tired of Pop Up Ads?

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Mountain Man

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Here is a freebie software that helps keep those pop up ads from bother you. I am going to try it, but I hear great things about it. It doesn't seem to take too much on the system resources.

http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/
 

Roger

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Be careful. I downloaded a stopper several weeks ago. It not only stopped the popups, but it also stopped my access to a local online MLS.


Now, when I want to access this MLS, I have to quit the stopper.
 

Jeff Horton

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http://software.xfx.net/utilities/popupkiller/

Best popup program I have found. You tell it what to allow and not to allow. Have to add them to its data base as you go. Works flawlessly. And if you add something like the AppraisersForum by mistake you can edit the list and allow it again.
 

David C. Johnson

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<span style='color:darkblue'>My Norton Internet Security & Virus Protection software seems to take care of popups pretty well. (I got it after finding two Trojan Horses on my computer a couple of months ago -- damn things were competing with each other for control over my computer).

Something that I got a kick out of is a program I bought for $1.50 recently (shareware or something from Toshiba's website) that forces the fan on by bypassing the built-in thermostat. This is a Toshiba Notebook, rather than a Laptop.

Difference?

The Notebook is not specifically designed for your lap, so it runs at higher temperature specifications. The fan program is an icon that I click after booting up, and it takes care of the issue nicely -- not too hot anymore.

In the winter, I may keep it off!

I have a story about this computer I am going to post before long (well, I guess I'm doing it now). The week before last, the "experts" said to junk it, as the motherboard was shot. I took it apart, took out the motherboard, and got some advice about how to go about it from an Electrical Engineer working at Radio Shack (because he was laid off by Cisco). He picked out the soldering equipment and a few other things, I took notes and went to work -- it working fine. I am using it to type this post!

E-bay has this computer for $300. I bought it two or three years ago for $1,900. The board was going to be $850 not counting tax or labor to put it in -- but the worst thing is that I needed the hard drive data ASAP for a couple of reports in progress.

I am going to post a picture I took of it while I had it apart so everyone will know I ain't lying -- while I'm at it I may post a wave file of the message on my answering machine saying it was not fixable.

Total cost to me to get it going? About $25 not counting the $45 I paid to be told it was trash!

dcj</span>


CLICK THIS LINK: www.boardwatch.org/020825-002.jpg
 

Lee in L.A.

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Total cost to me to get it going? About $25 not counting the $45 I paid to be told it was trash!


That's a lucky break. :lol: Except for the EE guy.
 

David C. Johnson

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Lee,

I was going to write a short letter to his boss (the owner of the Radio Shack -- assuming I could figure out who it is) and CC the EE in on it, but before I did a friend mentioned it might be a good way to get him fired. He mentioned that the boss might say the guy should have been selling stuff -- like a computer to me -- instead of teaching me electronics and soldering.

Hmmm...

dcj
 

Mountain Man

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No good deed will go unpunished.

Thanks for the link Jeff, I will check it out as well.
 

Lawrence Silverman

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