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Tuesday, June 20, 2006


SuperGirlfriend and I have been on a minor streak of bad luck lately. With actively hostile eyes constantly scanning this web page in hope of finding some advantage in our misery, I won't go into details right now. But it's been a trying week or so. Not without high points, obviously, but still, stuff keeps piling up.

Right now, one of the more minor, but still very aggravating, stress points is with the computer. This weekend we seem to have inadvertently downloaded some kind of virus. After a lot of painstaking effort I think we've finally gotten rid of it, but while it was here it seems to have stripped away all our protection from pop ups. Now we get barraged with pop ups constantly whenever we're on the Internet, and for that matter, even when we're not, and the various pop up blockers we have (AOL's, Yahoo's, Viewpoint's) are now all ineffective, even when I de-install and then re-install them.

So if anyone out there has a good remedy against a constant barrage of pop ups, we'd love to hear about it.


At 12:56 PM , Anonymous The Aberrant Eye said...

In my experience, Mozilla Firefox's onboard blockers are fairly effective. If you're already using Firefox and it's not helping, or if some set of issues (like being on dialup) prevents you using Firefox... I got nothing, sorry.

At 10:21 AM , Blogger Opus P. Penguin said...

That's what I heard, too.

But the best protection against viruses: Buy a Mac.

And no, Steve Jobs isn't paying me for the promotion. (Though if he's reading, I take Visa, MasterCard....)

At 10:23 AM , Blogger Highlander said...

Downloaded Mozilla. It's got nothin'; these pop ups are demonic, and just won't stop. I do like the Firefox browser, though.

I'm not sure what it's going to take, but we sure don't have teh money to buy a new computer right now. Arrgggghhh...


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