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OK folks I need some help here.

Last week I clicked on the S.W.A.T. Assault from Game Vance on the home page. (Ya I know stupid move) But hey I'm thinking a good group like Shotgun World, no problem.

Well it seems take this "game" loaded up a program that high lights key words. Then when you run the mouse over them it's an ad from Gamevance.com. And the pop up ads are driving me freaking crazy!!

Well it seems to be able to escape my McAfee Anti Virus program, (yes, it's up to date as of 10 minutes ago).

What the heck do I need to do????

Kevin @ 402-463-3415
 

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Guys,
That banner ad space is rented. We have very little say as to what goes in that space.

I've sent an email to the company that rents the space from us for an explanation and instuctions on how to unload.

My bet is that they will not answer until after the holiday.

In the mean time you may want to try adding the Google toolbar to your browser. The built in popup and adblocker is pretty good and might make it workable.

I'll play around with it and see if I can figure out what it did to your machine. I'm afraid it is going to take some registry cleaning to get the thing off of there.
 

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TexasTon said:
I think I would start by running Adaware and delete your temp files and cookies.

http://www.lavasoft.de/ms/ad_aware_free.php
I did the same thing Kevin about a week ago.
Down load the above program & run it after you delete all cookies ,temp files & folders.
This fixed my problem.

jlptexashunter,
Send them another email & remind them that the law says they can not auto down load with out permission which is just what they are doing I reported them to Roadrunner.com & they turned them in to the proper authorities who ever they are.
 

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Go into your windows software add/delete and see if there is a program called gamevance in there. If so, uninstall it.

You'll probably also have to every instance of gamevance from your registry.

I will warn you that registry cleaning can be difficult and can really jack up your computer.

Start - Run - type regedit
in that window go to edit and hit find
in that dialogue box type in gamevance

Don't do anything just tell me if you find something. I'll pm you my mobile number and we'll see if we can whoop this thing.
 

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I did computer/network consulting for several years, so here's what I would do.

If you do not know anything about the Registry, do not be tempted to delete/modify anything.

Along with Adaware, download Spybot Search & Destroy.

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

Between these 2 programs, you can usually get everything cleaned up. The really bad stuff that takes more to clean up usually comes from porn sites.

Make sure you get the latest updates before running each. (they each have a way within the program)

Depending on your surfing habits, it's not a bad idea to run these anywhere from once a month to once a week.

If you are still having problems, let me know and I will do some serious research and get an answer for you.

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Hello Folks,

When I reran McAfee late last nigt I found a registry change. So to the c drive ect. ect ect. ect. I went and found the sneeky little guy. Now he is gone and the computer still works after restarting. So I might be ok.

I do have the adware program and run it every day. It never found this.

Thanks for all the help.

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jlptexashunter said:
That banner ad space is rented. We have very little say as to what goes in that space.
Au contraire... You have everything to say concerning what goes on in any ad you're publishing.

Newspapers, magazines — and now websites — can and do routinely reject advertisements because they contain content those publications find objectionable for any number of reasons, ranging from the belief that they may outrage the public's sense of social decorum to nothing more offensive than disagreeing with the publication's own arbitrary philosophies, policies, politics or standards.

It's also common for a publication to agree to run an ad only if the advertiser edits it to eliminate whatever content the publication finds objectionable.

Clearly, it would be reasonable and proper for Shotgun World to pull those Gamevance banners immediately, and refuse to reinstate them unless the company removes the predatory content.

So you run the risk of losing a little revenue... So what?

Nothing pisses people off more than clicking on some damned banner and suddenly finding their computer besieged with popups and spyware.

It's also a patently stupid and counterproductive practice on the part of the advertiser.

But nobody ever accused people dealing in silly computer games of being either very bright or socially conscious.
 

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But nobody ever accused people dealing in silly computer games of being either very bright or socially conscious.
Case,

I play some computer games are you saying I'm the above?

I got really neat one on my laptop that makes a squiggly line after I pull this lanyard and hear a BANG! And they never look the same? Wonder why?

Hey Case, come to think of it I got my first computer game for Christmas 29 or 30 years ago.

It was Pong, and I played it on the TV. HUM............. I just might have to go get it out of the attic!!!!

And I also got a CB radio for Christmas one time............................... Breaker 19 you got a copy?

Thanks for the memories!!!!

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None of that constitutes "dealing" in computer games, Kevin — as in creating and marketing them.

There's good reason to believe that today's excessively violent computer games play something more than a minor role in the mass mayhem committed more and more often now by brainless brats.

And so far as SWAT teams go, I consider their existence approaching the last step before total tyranny. Turning it into a game simply fosters its acceptance.

Though I'd never advocate censoring such crap, I don't have to condone the greed that turns it into games that clearly have a corrupting influence on the social order.

And I'm not talking about Pong. I'm talking about all the garbage these little snots are buying like candy and beginning to accept as normal behavior.
 

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Kevin - no need to drag it out of the attic. I downloaded PONG onto my computer about 6 months ago. A lot of free versions available. My kids laughed at it at first, then each of them put it on theirs too. :)

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Though I'd never advocate censoring such crap, I don't have to condone the greed that turns it into games that clearly have a corrupting influence on the social order.
And that right there folks is what makes America a great place to live! The right of others to pursue whatever trips thier trigger that is legal in the good ol USA, no matter how repulsive you personally find it.

Those few little words that Case wrote should never be far from hand. I hate that mortal combat game stuff, but I would defend anothers right to access it if they so choose, so lond as it is legal.

OK I'm off the soap box and back to reloading.
 
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