View Full Version : Windows 2000 pop ups

03-08-2003, 02:15 PM
How do I stop windows 2000 from popping up those annoying ads. The dont run in IE. It just looks like an error pop up but they advertise porn and such. Help on disabling these would be appreciated.

03-08-2003, 02:19 PM
np panicware.com download the free version of popup stopper. dude it's not windows 2000's fault it just how it is.anyways this is what i use and it works great.

03-08-2003, 02:48 PM
guessing you're talking about the net send popups, in XP they're easy to stop without 3rd party tools

no idea how to do it in win2k though

03-08-2003, 07:26 PM
yeah your right with my popup stopper off i still don't get many popups with xp cause of how my setting are but still for windows2k i can almost gaurantee you love panicware's popup stopper. even though i haven't used it on that OS. should work for ya.

03-13-2003, 07:14 PM
Check your homepage setting as well. If you loading a page that loads all the pop ups, change it to something else.

This happens allot, you go to a site and it changes your homepage setting to a script that hides offscreen which just keep the pop-ups coming.

Tool > Internet Options > Check the homepage setting > Change it to your liking. Like http://www.techwarelabs.com :rofl:

05-29-2003, 09:47 PM
Check the messenger service. Try to disable it and see if that helps.They use the net send command. what a pain. Don't know if this works in both win2000 and xp.

05-30-2003, 10:03 AM
Works in XP.

06-02-2003, 03:31 AM
works in 2kpro. (for those that have 2k and therefore no msconfig, or xp and like me hate msconfig, it's easy enough to just open control panel, admin tools (classic view if in xp), services, and set "Messenger" to manual under properties and click stop. That should close port 135 (i think) which is where the popups are coming from.

06-02-2003, 01:01 PM
i don't think its 135..thats RPC, -remote procedure call-

although the services suggestion is the best choice and what i was about to type up.