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how to remove splash ads on start up

  • Both Zone Alarm and Ad Subtract (of all programs) have splash ads on start up. They annoy me. Does anyone know how to get rid of them. Thanks.

  • For Zonealarm go to C: Windows/All Users/Start Menu/Programs/Startup and right click the ZA Icon go to properties and add -nosplash to the end of the target line.
    There is a space between -nopopup -nosplash

    Garbiologist
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  • To Garbiologist,

    Thank you so much for these instructions. It worked! I removed that pop up ad for Zone Alarm.

    aps
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  • So that changes the target line from this:
    "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe"


    to this:
    "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe -nopopup -nosplash"

    Is that correct?

    Regards,
    Todd

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  • Thanks for your help. Now if I can just remove the splash ad for ad subtract...



  • to this:
    "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe -nopopup -nosplash"

    I just checked my change in Properties and the only thing that looks different from your line is the ending quotation marks are after exe" and not nosplash.

    like this:
    "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe"-nopopup -nosplash



    aps
    Dell Dimension 4100
    Windows ME
    1000 megahertz Intel Pentium III
    BIOS Version8
    128MB 133MHz SDRAM
    32MB NVIDIA TNT2 M64 AGP Graphics Card
    20 GB ULTRA ATA-100 HARD DRIVE
    V.90/56kTelephony Modem
    12X DVD Rom
    SB Live!
    Altec Lansing ACS340-Speakers
    100 MB Zip Drive

    Forum Memeber Since 2001

  • Hi,

    I just found out how to remove the Ad-Subtract splash screen:

    To disable the splash screen go to START --> Programs --> StartUp.
    Locate the AdSubtract file (+/- icon) in that menu, right-click on
    it and select PROPERTIES. In the dialog box that pops up you will
    see a text box labeled "Target". At the end of the target line TYPE
    one (1) space and the following text:

    -nosplash

    For example, the entire line might be:
    "C:\Program Files\AdSubtract\adsub.exe" -nosplash

    Click 'Apply' and then 'OK'.

    I thought it was quite nice of them to provide this solution, although they did say that upgrading would also do the trick (followed by a smilie).

    Richard

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