Random Ads Playing In Background?

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Ok, This will happen every few hours for no reason. Ill just be sitting there and then my computer will start playing an advertisement. Yesterday it was for some movie and today it was for some resume website. I've seen the commercials on tv before. But when they play nothing pops up and all i can hear is the sound. I can't actually see the commercial, just hear it. I am running Windows XP. Anybody know whats going on?
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Do you also have AOL Instant Messenger? Heh, recently they've been playing movie trailers on the buddy list window and it took me a bit to figure out where the sound was coming from. :roll: Check there next time that you hear it just in case.
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Ahhh that must be it. How do I disable it?
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you can't and I hate it. AOL blows....too bad I like IM so much :roll:
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if you've ever heard of trillian thats a good alernative
i'd only suggest it if you have more than one account type. (hotmail, aim,yahoo, etc)
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Ok so today I heard one of the ads playing. So i tried exiting aim and it gave me bsod. But it was a different bsod it was talking about how my computer had to shut down within 30 seconds to prevent damage from happening. :oops:
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do you have the blaster patch(if you have xp, NT, or 2000

go to in the task manager and look for msblaster

if its there u need to get the patch and supposivly end its process 8)

you never know, it could be da blaster :gun4:
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I have XP.
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here's what I just did today --

    - I uninstalled AIM v5
    - I went to http://www.oldversion.com and downloaded v4.8 (no ads)
    - installed it (and was instantly reminded how nice and clean it used to be)
    - then I went to http://www.big-o-software.com/products/ ... wnload.php and installed AIM+


I am so much happier now...and no more of those crappy ads you talked
about!

here's AIM with AIM+ --
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here's AIM without AIM+ --
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Best of all, it's FREE!
You can do so much more with this addon. More info here --
http://www.big-o-software.com/products/aimplus/
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Hmm it seems i keep getting this error more and more when trying to close it while ads are playing and it seems that every time i get this error. When i boot up. My computer is slower... :? kinda worried
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why don't you just do what I did? and in the meantime, run Spybot.
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Yeah I ran spybot but it still happens.
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I have dead aim and like 5.2 version of aim. so that would not be the problem becuase dead aim gets rid of the ads from aim. UNFLUX aim+ was orignally found to have spyware did they fix that?
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i have no problems with aim+

something I should be looking for in particular?
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AIM+ is the bomb, i used it for a long time. but i like to have the newer versions of aim cuz they have some cool feature i like to use, like adding icq #'s to your buddy list for example and being able to text message any mobile phone from aim etc etc.. i miss the conversation logs in aim+ though and the clone feature..
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whatlikesit12345 wrote:
I have dead aim and like 5.2 version of aim. so that would not be the problem becuase dead aim gets rid of the ads from aim. UNFLUX aim+ was orignally found to have spyware did they fix that?


they didnt actually have "spyware" but yeah they actually tracked the number of users that used AIM+ but after all the negative attention they got they opted to remove it completely. the sad news is for whatever reason they decided not to come out with any new versions of aim+ that work with the the newer versions of AIM... :-(
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Well i was just relaying what i heard at http://www.aimthings.com's forums. I also found out that dead aim 4.1 doesn't work w/ aim 5.5. and i kept on getting a regester window everytime i turned on the computer so that is why i went back to 5.2 and the last free version of dead aim
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all of this, is why I went back to AIM 4.8, with AIM+. works like a charm
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Gaim is an even better alternative. No ads and lots of nice features! :wink:
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yeah i think it comes bundles with redhat if im not mistaken... very cool program.. i had forgotten about it...
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it just happened again tonight and i scaned and found one. i and it was a cookie. can cookes do that.

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