Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
  1. #1
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    Hi

    I've started getting advertisements displayed in a separate (small) instance of IE. It happens every time I start IE. It's always an advertisement from an outfit called Bonzi.com. It annoys the hell out of me.

    I've tried contacting Bonzi.com, and they claim it's an advertisement put there on their behalf by the site I'm accessing. I've checked this, and the sites concerned deny all knowledge.

    Any ideas how I can stop this. Is there a file on my hard drive I could remove, for example?

    Thanks
    Dale

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    Try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.lavasoftusa.com/>Ad-Aware</A> - now on version 5.62 - to help clear out unwanted Ads.

  3. #3
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,306
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    Hi
    AdAware only clears out spyware put on to your system. If it's an annoying pop-up window, use #82 on my web site to stop it (and other pop-ups) dead.
    However, Spychecker also informs me that Bonzi Buddy is spyware, but according to AdSearch, not one of the ones Adaware recognises.

  4. #4
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    I installed Ad-aware, and it's stopped the monkey dead in its tracks. And I've also installed NoAds for good measure.

    Thanks to you both for your help
    Dale

  5. #5
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,306
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    AdAware also works well (so far) under Windows XP.

  6. #6
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    BTW, if you ever installed BonziBuddy that is what's causing all of these ads. Uninstall BonziBuddy and you should clear this up.

  7. #7
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    No, I never installed it.

  8. #8
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Renton, Washington, USA
    Posts
    12,560
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    Are these "pop up's" or are they "pop under's" and/or both?

    Each require a different toy to stop from opening. Two different scripts.

    Also you will find that these are based on which sites use them. I try to stay away from those that have started using them, if I can. I have refused to go to some sites and take my money else where.

    Give us, some address's that are giving you problems.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

  9. #9
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    Thanks, Dave

    If "pop up" means "has the focus when it appears" and "pop under" means "doesn't have the focus ...", then I think there's a mixture.

    AltaVista and Google are examples of sites that trigger the ads.

    Dale

  10. #10
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Renton, Washington, USA
    Posts
    12,560
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    I have NOT gotten any from Google and I use it all the time and it is my HOME page.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

  11. #11
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    Hi Dave

    -----------------------------------------------------------
    I'm confused. I was sure it happened with Google yesterday, but it's possible my memory has failed me. The AltaVista one is 100% definite.

  12. #12
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    What is the URL of you homepage?

  13. #13
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    I have an AOL account that has been spam-free for the last five years -- until about 2 months ago. Lately, I've been bombarded with spam (it gets past any of AOL's spam filters) and a host of pop-under ads on many, many websites. Since the traditional, passive, banner ads no longer work they've escalated their tactics. Since they can act with impunity there's nothing to hold them back.

    Keep in mind, however, that without those ads and spam our internet access would cost a lot more and a lot of websites would have to change to a subscription model to survive. It's a Catch-22!

  14. #14
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    My homepage in "Internet options" is "about:blank".

  15. #15
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advertisments in separate window (5.5)

    To be honest, I have no idea what "about:blank" is, other than the only time I see it is immediately before an unrequested window pops up.
    What happens if you change it to something like "http://www.google.com", or even "http://www.wopr.com/lounge" ?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •