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    Thumbs up Want to load DR1 faster?

    I have been playing with a new Google product the past day or so and it's pretty cool. Only for DSL/Broadband users.

    http://webaccelerator.google.com/

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    The problem with webaccelerators is that the provider has a complete record of the websites you go to. I've chosen not to use them because I prefer not alloe a 3rd party to have that much knowledge about what I am doing with my computer. I realize they also get information when I do a google search, but that is occasional and not all the time, like it is with a web accelerator.

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    I don't know where I've been that's generated this, but for the last few days I've had a plague of pop-ups that relate to the page I'm visiting. If I look at the DR1 exchange rate thread I get a Forex ad, if it's a travel related thread I get a travel ad, etc. - Those are just examples, it's not just when I'm on DR1. I have the Google task bar pop-up blocker but it's no longer doing its job.

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    Use Firefox and not IE when you surf and you won't see popups of any kind. It is free, open source, and many times more secure than IE and works at all sites I visit.

    www.mozilla.org

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    Thanks Rick, I've been meaning to switch to Firefox for some time now. The time has come...

    Edited to add - done it!
    Last edited by Chirimoya; 05-05-2005 at 08:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya
    I don't know where I've been that's generated this, but for the last few days I've had a plague of pop-ups that relate to the page I'm visiting. If I look at the DR1 exchange rate thread I get a Forex ad, if it's a travel related thread I get a travel ad, etc. - Those are just examples, it's not just when I'm on DR1. I have the Google task bar pop-up blocker but it's no longer doing its job.
    You PC is infected with spyware that's picking up the keywords in the thread and poping pages. It will happen if you go to other websites.

    Use Microsofts Antispyware program, it's free and very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert
    You PC is infected with spyware that's picking up the keywords in the thread and poping pages. It will happen if you go to other websites.

    Use Microsofts Antispyware program, it's free and very good.
    Agree!
    Also Zonealarm is free and good, or go to www.lavasoft.se and download the free Ad-Aware. It is a little handy program, used worldwide, makes superfast scans, and removes the crap like identitykeys, spyware etc.

    If you donīt get rid of it, go to your start panel of your computer, chose help
    and support, and there chose system restore. When that is open you can chose a date back in time ( like yesterday ) and your computer will be restored to be in the shape of the chosen date ( i.e without your spyware.. )

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    Default Hey Rick

    I all ready use firefox, can i also use the accelerator rob is talking about to complement speed??

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    If you are using Mozilla Firefox, you should try this program to even increase your speed more.

    It is called Fine Tune. You can get it here and it is free.

    http://www.totalidea.com/freestuff4.htm

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    http://www.panicware.com/

    FREE and very efficient POP UP Blocker.

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