Help with these popups???

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by WB0MPB, Jan 10, 2019.

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  1. WB0MPB

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    Please someone remind me what F key do I push when it is booting to get to the restore points? I have not did a restore point in years and If I remember on of the F keys gets me there. ?? Maybe I am totally wrong. While I am waiting for more restore info from you all I will google it also.

    John, WB0MPB
  2. AA5CT

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    This is Ghostery, a "privacy browser extension for Chrome," screen cap:


    I'm not saying this is the best, but I've used it on several PCs and one under-powered laptop and it made the biggest difference on the under powered laptop! There was one website that would take forever to load - and with Ghostery it would load normal.
  3. WF7A

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    I'm on a Mac, but those look more like notifications than ads; is there a Notifications setting you can tweak or disable in Chrome or Windows?
  4. ND6M

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    only 5 ads blocked?

    Ad Blocker Plus shows 13 blocked for "chrome"
  5. KK5JY

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    That doesn't look like a pop-up. It looks like some third-party program running on your machine.
  6. AA5CT

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    I'm showing 7 (seven) now; it depends on different factors, apparently.

    Also note I apparently don't block a few 'trackers' like Gravatar and FB. They have been "cleared" (their scripts allowed to run) by me at some point. I use FB to annoy my sister and her friends.
  7. WB0MPB

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    I found restore points
  8. KA9JLM

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    Those come from the political forums.

    Don't go there. ;)
  9. WB0MPB

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    Are they Russian??
  10. VA3VF

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    Did you work a fake P5 station?:eek:

    I tried all of the suggested add-ons, my current favorite is uBlock Origin.

    That said, I don't think those are pop-ups. They look more like notifications. Make sure you disable them, and always answer NO, when a website offers this 'service'.

    Also, check for Windows desktop gadgets that may have been installed.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019

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