Popup out of nowhere?
I occasionally get a popup ad while online, usually from a stupid US immigration company.
You might have a Gator or something. Try running AdAware (sp?).
Definitely Spyware. Aside from Ad-Aware, Spybot Search and Destroy will also do the trick. Better to run both actually.
It sucks, I had a Winshow in my registry as an IE explorer helper. It was taking forever, and maybe calling back to it's home base. I took it out by hand. I still get weird pop-ups past my pop-up blockware. Adware isn't fining this stuff, and I am getting can't find server messages, then I have to hit refresh, and I'll see the page.
Yup. Go to lavasoft and download the free version of AdAware. Odds are about 10:1 you'll nail it there.
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Advanced Uninstaller Pro can remove, enable and disable helper objects, plugins and toolbars for Internet Explorer.
The good thing is, it can forcefully remove them.
Ad Aware is good, Spybot is better, run them both. Also get a good software firewall like Zone Alarm and antivirus like AVG. All freeware.
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