Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

6.18.2007

Grrrr

Not sure what I did or how I did it, but apparently while goofing around on the computer about 1 a.m. Saturday morning, I accidentally hit a pop-up ad of some sort. Now, I have unleashed the fury of the pop-ups on my computer system.

Now, I sleep with a former IT guy, so you'd think that would provide me with a fix, right? Well, no. He has done everything he knows how to do and the attack of the pop-ups, advertising websites and .exe files, etc. continues.

For one thing, I will NEVER buy anything from any of the advertising sites that pop up. EVER. For the second thing, it is just really annoying. Our firewall/virus thingee (can't you tell how technical I am?) seems to be keeping most of it out, but something is clearly not right.

This will make for some fun till I get it fixed. Double grrrrr.

4 Comments:

  • At 8:37 AM, June 18, 2007, Blogger Army Wife said…

    Have you tried restoring the computer to yesterday prior to the incident?

    I hope it is not pop up porn....

    I hate when that happens....

     
  • At 9:17 AM, June 18, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    For the most part, it is pop ups for movie sites or poker websites. So, thankfully, it isn't worse than that. It is just uber-annoying and our firewall thing keeps catching worms and viruses, etc.

    And, I'm clueless on computers. I have a few things folks have recommended that AoD will try tonight while I'm at soccer practice with the girl.

     
  • At 12:40 PM, June 18, 2007, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Really sounds like something was able to install an exe that, for some reason, the firewall is seeing as associated with your browser and is letting it get through.

    Just a guess.

     
  • At 10:53 AM, June 20, 2007, Anonymous Momilies said…

    Step 1: Install Firefox and stop using Internet Explorer.

    Step 2: Download AdAware and Spybot Search and Destroy and install and run both TWICE.

    Step 3: Watch those popups disappear.

     

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