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  1. #1

    pop-ups, task bar.

    this should be easy. i'm getting pop-ups like crazy. more than I've ever had before. some things asking if I want to upgrade when I know it is fake and I don't need the update. so how do I fix the thing to keep the pop-ups down.

    and I know how to set up the taskbar to hide itself, but now it will not do it. the task bar comes down and stays there and will not move.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,864
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello commander,

    Posting a screenshot showing these pop-ups may be able to help ID what they're from.

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  3. #3

    here is one of them. I don't do porn.
    Last edited by Brink; 22 Jun 2014 at 11:49. Reason: Link removed
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  4. #4

    Posts : 21,864
    64-bit Windows 10

    Ok, so from that link you mean pop-ups in your web browser (ex: Internet Explorer) then?

    If so, then I'd stop going to the site that is giving them to you.

    You could also press F11 in your web browser to toggle full screen to hide the taskbar.

    Full Screen F11 - Enable or Disable Auto-Hide
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  5. #5

    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    In addition if it is not a specific site you could download and run ADWcleaner

    AdwCleaner Download

    For the taskbar staying hidden is the problem in only some full screen programs? This may explain it Taskbar auto-hide - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  6. #6

    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I'm guessing you are using Internet Explorer as you listed as your Browser.
    Open Internet Options, go to Advanced tab and click on 'Reset...' then 'Apply' and 'OK'
    The default settings are efficient for blocking that kind of content.

    Internet Explorer - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Also, enable 'Smart Screen Filtering' in 'Safety'.

    Internet Explorer SmartScreen Filter - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 22 Jun 2014 at 12:23. Reason: added tutorial links for more info
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  7. #7

    I ,don't go to that site, it pops up on my screen several times a day. how do I set up my computer so this kind of adult crap does not pop up again?
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  8. #8

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by commander View Post
    I ,don't go to that site, it pops up on my screen several times a day. how do I set up my computer so this kind of adult crap does not pop up again?
    See post #5.
    Use the cleaner to remove the junk.

    If that doesn't work, here is another free one that I found to work good:

    Ad-Aware Free Antivirus and Free Antispyware software download. - Lavasoft
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  9. #9

    Posts : 21,864
    64-bit Windows 10

    I'd also check to see if you have any malicious toolbars or add-ons installed in Internet Explorer, and uninstall or disable them.

    Internet Explorer - Enable or Disable Toolbars and Extensions Add-ons - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Resetting Internet Explorer would be a quick way to disable all of them at once.

    Internet Explorer - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
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