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wright3279

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Is there a way to permanently turn off the boxes that popup when I'm browsing and offer to turn Autocomplete on? I will never want it on.
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Hi wright3279. Welcome to Geeks to Go. Those popups are trying to entice you into downloading some malicious malware. I think one of the best things to do is dowload Spybot, make sure it is updated with the current updates, and then run the immunize feature it provides. Get their sypware blaster update too. Get Ad Aware and run that as well. Your browser may have an option to turn on a popup blocker as well, and you can do that too. You are very wise, auto complete is not good (as far as I am concerned anyway....).
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I really think the pop-ups were coming from Internet Explorer, more so now because since I went back to Firefox I haven't been getting them. I use Adaware and Spybots already. I finally quit IE for good because on My Yahoo page I was getting alerts about some sort of Active-X wanting to be installed on every news story I would click on. I read on a search that that was something with Yahoo that they had recently started. Firefox doesn't give the alerts. So I don't know what's happening with those Active-X's.
Thanks for the reply.
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