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Not all pop-ups come from clicking on a web page. That's right ... many parasites, adware enabled software downloads and P2P files will create pop-ups. They do this for various reasons including trying to entice you into purchasing some other type software such pop-up blockers, internet filters, internet filters, or "IE cleaners". They can also pass sensitive information from your computer to a third party without your knowledge. A good firewall can prevent this information from leaving your computer.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|