Originally Posted by jaywhy13
I suffer from alot of popups!!! I have adsl... i don't have to be using my computer, but ie windows will just open up.... just like that.
sounds to me like you have windows messenger service switched on.
Assuming you are using windows XP or 2000 type "services.msc" into the start menu run command and find "messenger" from the list that will appear. Disable this service and restart your PC
As for the general points on popups/adware/spyware/viruses:
• Use a decent firewall (like ZoneAlarm
• Decent anti-virus protection (I recommend AVG Free Edition
but their are other alternatives)
• Run a system scan with adaware
every few weeks to keep spyware under control
• Use Firefox
to browse the web instead of Internet Explorer