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    SPF Popups?

    I had only Sitepointforums open, and I got a popup about 3 seconds after I loaded the main page!

    The only other thing open was MSN Messenger, but that had been open for a couple minutes previously..

    Anybody else getting these?

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    nope...but i wouldn't put it past messenger to do this sort of thing...
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    It happened again!

    MSN Messenger was open, and closed (minimzed next to the clock), and I opened a new MSIE while having Sitepoint first open, and I got a popup.

    Nobody else? Maybe it is messenger..

    I'll ask my MSN buddies

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    what version of messenger are you using ? i'm persistently sticking with 4.6, because i have heard about such issues in never versions...
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    Unless my sister upgraded, I still have 4.6..

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    Run Ad-Aware
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    And where do I get that?

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    I'd recommend Naviscope's free download.

    Although there doesn't appear to be any mention of pop-up stopping in the feature list, checking the "What's New?" link shows that pop-up stopping has been supported for the last half-dozen or more versions.

    I find that 99% of valid pop-ups i.e. not adverts are allowed through and on the odd occasion where it blocks a valid pop-up, it's only a couple of clicks to temporarily disable/enable the software.


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    Re: SPF Popups?

    Originally posted by someonewhois
    I had only Sitepointforums open, and I got a popup about 3 seconds after I loaded the main page!

    The only other thing open was MSN Messenger, but that had been open for a couple minutes previously..

    Anybody else getting these?

    Regards,
    Someonewhois
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    Originally posted by redux
    what version of messenger are you using ? i'm persistently sticking with 4.6, because i have heard about such issues in never versions...
    I wish I'd thought of that before I clicked OK to upgrade...

    Everytime I sign-in to MSN messenger, and also at other times of the day when it feels like it, I get an MSN today window popping up. (These can be disabled in options BTW)

    Other than this, and oh yeah - it keeps making W98 SE stall, I'm not having too many issues with MSN

    It sounds like you could have Spy Ware or something installed...

    Have fun...
    ZOO
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    Everytime I sign-in to MSN messenger, and also at other times of the day when it feels like it, I get an MSN today window popping up. (These can be disabled in options BTW)
    Thanks so much ZOO I had no idea .

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    Originally posted by Siltrince
    Thanks so much ZOO I had no idea .
    Neither did I until I got hacked off enough to go exploring in options
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