Extra Web Pages

Extra Web Pages

Post by bkara » Sat, 07 Aug 2004 13:38:58

I get these much of the time I use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
("MSIE"). The easiest answer is to stop using MSIE, but doing that
annoys me. E.g., my e-mail program is linked to MSIE - when I click on
a web address in an e-mail message, my browser (MSIE in this case)
automatically opens with that webpage. This (the web address in a
message) used to be a rare occurrence but recently, it has gotten very
popular. Anyhow I get "extra" webpages (with adverti *** ts, of
course) oftentimes when I click on a URL in an e-mail message. How
would I avoid getting those extra webpages when clicking on a URL in
an e-mail message?

Thank you,

Barry Karas

P.S. This is probably not the fault of Eudora 6.1.2, but you may be
familiar with this problem.

Extra Web Pages

Post by Han » Sat, 07 Aug 2004 20:11:07


There are ways to fix IE. The first step is to make sure it is fully
updated. Next "lurk" in alt.privacy.spyware - you'll learn a lot, but it
isn't easy.

Alternatively, install Firefox (now at version 0.9.3), and start using
that - I find it much nicer than IE. I especially like the tabbed window
approach. There is even a plugin that will open a new tab, rather than
overwrite the active one if you click (from outside Firefox) on a link.

But, MOST IMPORTANTLY, don't click on links that produce popups. Be
selective, wary, and suspicious.

I hope you have a good and up-to-date antivirus program, use a firewall
that also protects against unauthorized outgoing traffic, use
spywareblaster to immunize against spyware infections, and regularly scan
with Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D. Unfortunately, ALL those things are
necessary nowadays.

Best regards
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Extra Web Pages

Post by didd » Sat, 07 Aug 2004 20:26:12

Han < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in

That's nice, how do you know this until you've clicked on it?
Zonealarm pro has an excellent popup blocker. I haven't seen a popup since
I installed it. (it's also a firewall)

Why is spybot S&D necessary? I didn't see any features there that adaware
didn't already offer. it seems redundant.
Then again, I use Mailwasher-pro, Zone Alarm Pro and Adaware-Pro and all
these features seem to be covered. Some features are duplicated.