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  • Computer Settings Changed By Pop Ups!

    GOD ALMIGHTY I'M P***ED!!!!!!!

    Somehow, my home computer has been modified WITHOUT MY OR MY WIFE'S KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT to automatically make "" my homepage when I open internet Explorer!!!!!!

    I guess this happened through some damn pop-up crap, but I don't know.

    I DO NOT appreciate having my settings changed automatically!

    I am really upset about this-and it shouldn't be so. But I don't need them to "guide" me toward their page, and I DAMN SURE don't like this being done automatically.

    I will continue to use Google like everyone else!

    To Hell with all the pop up marketing-this is akin to telemarketers and child molesters in my book!

    What REALLY pi&&es me off is I can't change it!

    Everytime I go "Tools" / "Internet Options" / and make the changes, and click "apply" it somehow goes BACK to this " horsesh%t within a few minutes. The next time i open Explorer, it's right there again.

    I've even went to "Find" / "Files" / and found the folder and deleted everything (everything I could find and recognize anyway) and it still came back the next day!

    I THINK it may be through a pop up that we instantly closed when it opened (like any sane human does with this useless crap).

    Is there any way I can block this crap?

    Is there anyway I can REALLY delete it for good?
    People have more fun than anybody.

  • #2

    You've been hijacked!

    It's okay... You'll be alright... I am from the government and am here to help!


    • #3
      First, I'd delete all cookies and temp files.

      I also suggest that you get one of the pop up stopper programs. There are several free versions on the net. I put one on my computer, and the ads don't even open.
      "Integrity is like virginity. Once it's lost, you can't get it back." --drunkhunter


      • #4
        Here's a pop-up killer:


        • #5
          Go to and download a program called AdAware. It will do a full scan on your system and let you know how many spyware programs are installed and then it will delete them fully from your system.
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          • #6
            I asked around on my lifting board and this filter was suggested:

            It's freeware.


            • #7
              SGT Dave...

              I recently been informed that Google is ANTI-GUN, refusing to provide links to gun-oriented sites.
              "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
              -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division


              • #8
                Dave, sounds like a registry change was made. Try the microsoft site under technical questions for help with the registry. I think it's called knowledge base.
                "Speed is fine, but accuracy is final"--Bill Jordan


                • #9
                  "I recently been informed that Google is ANTI-GUN, refusing to provide links to gun-oriented sites."

                  I'd never heard that, so I went to google and ran searches on the following:
                  Snipers Paradise

                  All of them came up appropriately. So I'd say it's Urban legend


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by shooter1201:
                    SGT Dave...

                    I recently been informed that Google is ANTI-GUN, refusing to provide links to gun-oriented sites.

                    I don't know if that's true or not. I searched on the word "Gun" and it linked up to all kinds of firearms related things, even Guns and Roses.


                    • #11
                      I use Google exclusively, and not only do I NOT think it's anti-gun, I find that it gives the BEST hits, even on gun related things.
                      People have more fun than anybody.


                      • #12
                        The listings and paid advertising are two completely different things.

                        I have heard that Google does not accept paid advertising for gun stores, etc.

                        In this link to a Goole Search for "Tactical Gear", Over on the right you will see boxes containing paid advertising.

                        Same with "Police Supply"

                        However, try a search for "Guns" and you get this -

                        Notice, no ads.

                        Google search for "Custom 1911"

                        No ads.

                        Search for "Glock"

                        Surprise, we have one ad!

                        Anyway, here's a link about Google not accepting paid advertising from gun related businesses:


                        Whether it is true or not, I do not know. I have never tried to purchase weapons related advertising from them.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SGT Dave:

                          I guess this happened through some damn pop-up crap, but I don't know.

                          you have to be careful what you click on. if it changed your registry, most likely it's something you downloaded.


                          • #14

                   has a free pop up stopper I use. Works great, no complaints. Recommended.


                            • #15
                              i have the same problem on my computer

                              how do i change which website i use as my "default" homepage? i know i can opt for "use blank" or "use current", but the invader website is locked in as the "default" webpage.


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