Nothing is more annoying than the pop-ups (and pop-under ads) that are
forced upon us when we visit many sites. And, did you know that
pop-ups can clutter to the point of shutting down your browser and ruining
your Internet experience? Here's a solution that will rid your
computer of annoying pop-ups for good.
Our recommendation: Get the free Google toolbar at
Downloading this free toolbar offers a bunch of helpful browser add-ons,
but the pop-up blocker alone is worth its weight in gold.
This handy toolbar installs automatically and you can
configure it to do a number of things for you such as filing out forms
automatically, highlighting search words, etc. Also you can choose to
allow pop-ups on sites you select.
You can eliminate
We all get email, but there are some that your children just shouldn't
see. Much of the trash that pours into our inboxes would make a
sailor blush and our children shouldn't be exposed to it. No amount
of legislation is going to solve this problem any time soon - this is
something we have to do for ourselves. Almost all spam is generated
by computers, not people and most return addresses are phony. In
most cases, there's nobody to prosecute (or they host offshore).
In our opinion, the only way to receive the mail you want and block
the junk is to catch the spam BEFORE it gets to your inbox. Then
ask the sender to prove they are a real person and not a machine.
of service is called "challenge / response" and it eliminates 99.9% of
the spam you would normally receive. The best service we've
SpamArrest and they'll let you try it for free.
In addition, you can upload the email addresses in your address book so
that all of your contacts are automatically "authorized" to send you mail. Spam Arrest works
with Eudora, Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape, Incredimail, and any other email program that supports the POP3 protocol.
To learn more about this incredible service, visit
and read their
What is "spyware"? Software that is placed on your machine to
track your surfing habits and sends data to a third party without your
knowledge. It can also hijack your browser start page and even
modify important system files. Spyware is also responsible for some
of the pop-ups and spam you receive. It is recommended that you remove spyware from your computer.
There are free programs available such as AdAware by Lavasoft or
SpyBot Search & Destroy.
Once you install these programs, be sure to check for
updates before starting your search. Anything either program finds
can be safely removed. Free software that requires spyware to
run will no longer function once the spyware portion has been removed.
For more information on removing Spyware visit this
Web Pro News page.
Fall for the "Do Not E-mail List" Scam
The Federal Trade Commission is warning about a scam site that purports to
let you sign up for a "do not e-mail" list (similar to the national "do
not call" list). The site at www.unsub.us,
while it states that it is privately run, imitates the look of the FTC's
Do Not Call Registry site. The FTC is concerned that the site may actually
be for the purpose of collecting e-mail addresses for spam lists. Here's