Computer question...greenspun.com : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread
I stopped going to another familiar site-not lusenet, just recently, except to read an occasional thread. When I do go there a window comes up on the task bar, and e symbol and micro,inter...(sometimes it's numbers and letters) the a little box will come up on the screen with an ok on it and when you click it has a warning sign.I can click away the box but the windown on the tas bar doesn't go away unless I shut the computer down.
Also after going to that site, then going on to others, other sites will suddenly pop up on the screen, which is very annoying when it cancels what you're writing. This doesn't do this after going to any other forum or site and we're not havintg any other trouble. I hope I explained all this so someone can understand it. Thanks
-- Cindy (SE. IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 2001
Cindy, I'm glad you posted this question because I'm having the same problem. I can cancel it by hitting the ALT and F4 keys but will come up again if I go on-line later in the day.
-- Jean in No. WI (email@example.com), December 12, 2001.
Me, too. What's up with this?
-- melina b. (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 2001.
Cindy, I can't say whether this is your problem but many, many sites, especially commercial one are depositing spyware, adware, and cookies that cause such things to happen. I've recently downloaded free software that detects and gets rid of this junk. I downloaded "Ad-aware" from lavasoft for free. I'm quite pleased with it.
-- charles (email@example.com), December 12, 2001.
Charles, How does one get this "ad ware"?
-- Jim-mi (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 2001.
Go to google.com and search for "Ad-aware" and you will see lavasoftusa.com (which isn't working at the moment I type this) and other sites from whence you can download it for free. For example,
was working just fine and offered the download.
Hope this helps.
-- charles (email@example.com), December 13, 2001.
You can also get rid of that annoying window by bringing up the Windows Task Manager and closing Internet Explorer (or whatever browser you are using). In windows 95 and later, press CTRL, ALT, DEL all at the same time to bring up a window with several options. Select Task Manager. The task manager will show everything that is currently running on your computer. Select the browser and click on End Task. That should close it down. I've been having the same problem too lately, but with the volume of sites I visit, have not identified the offending site yet.
-- Skip in WA (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 2001.