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    Default ACCCK!! Begone Vile Pop-up!!

    OK, I'm sitting here typing this while a pop-up box exists in the bottom right of my screen. This box is telling me that my Viewpoint toolbar needs to be updated because my current version isn't compatable with IE7.

    I can toggle an "Update Toolbar" switch or I can "Update Later" or I can read about Viewpoint or view the License Agreement. I just can't "Quit" the window.

    AFAIK, I don't have a current version of Viewpoint....never even heard of it.

    I'm not in the habit of toggleing anything I know nothing about and yet I cannot get this off my screen unless I do. Well, I guess I could always log off, huh?



    So.......am I being paranoid???
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    Default Re: ACCCK!! Begone Vile Pop-up!!

    To disable auto-updating or uninstall Viewpoint:
    http://www.viewpoint.com/installer/v4/html/vmp_faq.html
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    Default Re: ACCCK!! Begone Vile Pop-up!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
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    To disable auto-updating or uninstall Viewpoint:
    http://www.viewpoint.com/installer/v4/html/vmp_faq.html

    What is it and how did I get it??? Never heard of it before and don't see it anywhere.
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    I beleive its from the extreme amount of Deer Hunter porn accessed through your computer, but hey I could be wrong...

    Actually this is the description of it......


    What is Viewpoint Media Player?
    What is Viewpoint Manager?
    What is Viewpoint Toolbar?
    How does Viewpoint software get installed?
    How do I decline the Viewpoint Toolbar opt-in prompt?
    How do I disable opt-in prompts for Viewpoint Toolbar?
    How do I uninstall Viewpoint Toolbar?
    What user information does Viewpoint collect?
    Is Viewpoint Adware or Spyware?

    What is Viewpoint Media Player?
    Viewpoint Media Player is a web browser plug-in that enables users to view 3D content and other rich media, such as Flash® content and video, on the Internet. Viewpoint Media Player is the graphics engine for AOL® Instant Greetings™, AIM Themes and other popular web applications. Viewpoint Media Player is distributed with AOL, AIM, versions of Netscape™, certain Adobe® products, and some retail computers sold today.

    Many companies, ranging from online retailers to auto manufacturers, use Viewpoint Media Player as the graphics platform for interactive 3D tours of their products. Viewpoint Media Player powers product tours of the Toyota 4Runner and Sony laptop, desktop, and server computing products.

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    What is Viewpoint Manager?
    Viewpoint Manager (viewmgr.exe) is a component of various Viewpoint products, including Viewpoint Media Player and Viewpoint Toolbar that manages the download of updates and bug fixes for Viewpoint applications. To ensure Viewpoint applications remain up-to-date, Viewpoint Manager checks Viewpoint servers for new components every 24 hours without interfering with the user’s online experience.

    If Viewpoint Manager detects an update on the Viewpoint component servers, the update is automatically downloaded and installed ("Auto-Update"). Viewpoint Manager has built-in bandwidth detection and will pause the download of updates when it senses bandwidth limitations, thereby ensuring the auto-update process does not interfere with the end-user's computer performance.

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    What is Viewpoint Toolbar?
    Viewpoint Toolbar is a search application powered by the Yahoo! search engine. Viewpoint Toolbar plugs into the Windows Internet Explorer web browser. The toolbar, illustrated in the following graphic, features a pop-up slammer, graphical search results, visual bookmarks, and custom skins.

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    Default Re: ACCCK!! Begone Vile Pop-up!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gyron View Post
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    I beleive its from the extreme amount of Deer Hunter porn accessed through your computer, but hey I could be wrong...

    Actually this is the description of it......


    What is Viewpoint Media Player?
    What is Viewpoint Manager?
    What is Viewpoint Toolbar?
    How does Viewpoint software get installed?
    How do I decline the Viewpoint Toolbar opt-in prompt?
    How do I disable opt-in prompts for Viewpoint Toolbar?
    How do I uninstall Viewpoint Toolbar?
    What user information does Viewpoint collect?
    Is Viewpoint Adware or Spyware?

    What is Viewpoint Media Player?
    Viewpoint Media Player is a web browser plug-in that enables users to view 3D content and other rich media, such as Flash® content and video, on the Internet. Viewpoint Media Player is the graphics engine for AOL® Instant Greetings™, AIM Themes and other popular web applications. Viewpoint Media Player is distributed with AOL, AIM, versions of Netscape™, certain Adobe® products, and some retail computers sold today.

    Many companies, ranging from online retailers to auto manufacturers, use Viewpoint Media Player as the graphics platform for interactive 3D tours of their products. Viewpoint Media Player powers product tours of the Toyota 4Runner and Sony laptop, desktop, and server computing products.

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    What is Viewpoint Manager?
    Viewpoint Manager (viewmgr.exe) is a component of various Viewpoint products, including Viewpoint Media Player and Viewpoint Toolbar that manages the download of updates and bug fixes for Viewpoint applications. To ensure Viewpoint applications remain up-to-date, Viewpoint Manager checks Viewpoint servers for new components every 24 hours without interfering with the user’s online experience.

    If Viewpoint Manager detects an update on the Viewpoint component servers, the update is automatically downloaded and installed ("Auto-Update"). Viewpoint Manager has built-in bandwidth detection and will pause the download of updates when it senses bandwidth limitations, thereby ensuring the auto-update process does not interfere with the end-user's computer performance.

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    What is Viewpoint Toolbar?
    Viewpoint Toolbar is a search application powered by the Yahoo! search engine. Viewpoint Toolbar plugs into the Windows Internet Explorer web browser. The toolbar, illustrated in the following graphic, features a pop-up slammer, graphical search results, visual bookmarks, and custom skins.
    eh...don't need it...don't want it. Thank you
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