Monday, December 13, 2004

DSL Hell II

I can't believe this -- not only do I get tons of annoying pop-ups (one in particular, AskMen.com, opens about six windows each time it comes up), further evidence that MSN hates me is that its blocking the stuff I do want to receive -- e-mails from my hubby and the yahoo groups in which I'm a member. Its a world gone mad -- soft porn pops up unwanted on my screen, but e-mails from my husband are put in the junk folder? Head to the hills, society is going down the tubes.

3 comments:

Anne Zelenka said...

Sounds like you need a spyware-removal program. I like Spybot Search & Destroy. It's free, although the author requests donations if you like it. Here's where you can download it:

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Get it installed and run the "check for problems" utility. It will find that nasty stuff on your computer and can then remove it.

I don't know what to do about the e-mails going into the junk folder... perhaps you can change the junk mail options somewhere.

Anonymous said...

The Llamabutcher is V. excited about our soon to be available DSL opportunity. But, sounds like it may be more trouble than it is worth. Maybe slower is better.
JDG

Marjorie said...

Hi Anne, thanks for the tip. I think it would be great fun to make a spyware and virus detector in a video game format so you could actually shoot this stuff off your screen.

JDG, DSL is great, my problem is the switch in providers, from AOL to MSN/Verizon, thats whats giving me the most grief right now. The band-aid is we'll be keeping aol for another couple of months because December is not a good time for me to try to learn a new system. The pop-ups are annoying, but I think if I took Anne's advice, I wouldn't have this problem.