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Stopping diallers

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by flex22, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    How can I stop diallers showing on websites :?:

    I just clicked on the following link http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/157388

    from the 'Just for laughs forum and a dialler appeared, asking me to download it.Anyway it was persistent and took me a min to get rid of the damn thing.£20 a min, no tar very much :!:

    Can I use some kind of AV to stop these appearing.I've never had more than a couple appear, but last few days about two or three have appeared while browsing everyday sites.

    Need to sort this quick.

    Thanks :!:
     
  2. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Google toolbar has good enough ad blocking to cope with this sort of thing.

    http://toolbar.google.com/

    HTH
     
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  3. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    I already have the google toolbar, and it's set up to block popups.

    Think this new browser I'm using may have switched it off, hmm.
    I'll have a gander, ta :!:
     
  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Know what you mean, Flex - I had one or two probs at work after visiting that link. Quick run of Adaware cleaned things up initially.

    I believe Mozilla Firefox doesn't even let them past the "door". I'm not trying to promote it as a browser, but it does seem far more resistant than IE to this sort of stuff.

    IMHO :)
     
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