I'm hounded by pop-up windows, even when I'm not browsing the web!
There's a good chance your computer has been infected with spyware. Spyware is similar to a virus, but is caught by a different tool. You will need to install and scan with an antispyware scanner, like
Microsoft Windows Defender (link connects to the Internet) or Spybot - Search & Destroy, to remove it. This is commonly only a problem for Windows users.
I need to get to a page with a pop-up window that lets me log in, but my web browser is blocking the pop-up!
Next, try running your antivirus program (Symantec AntiVirus, or other) to check for virus problems.
Then, try running your antispyware program (Windows Defender, Spybot - S&D, or other) to check for spyware.
If you still have trouble after these steps, contact the NC State Help Desk for more assistance.
Why does my webpage say "Forbidden?"
Students can host a website out of their Unity account space, but in order to make it viewable from the web, there are a few setup steps. You will need to put any files for your webpage in a folder named "www" in your Unity account, and you will need to set up permissions to make that folder viewable.
You can set all this up automatically if you use the WWW Utility (requires Unity authentication)
If you prefer to set the permissions manually, we've provided programs to help you do so. If you're using Windows, you'll need to download a copy of PuTTY to get started. If you're on a Mac, you can use the built-in Terminal program. Step by step instructions on doing this can be found online through the IT Essentials website..