Popups are usually caused by malware.
What anti-virus program do you have and has it been updated daily?
When was the last AV scan you have run with it?
In addition to the resident AV program, you should have several anti-spyware/anti/malware programs and use them often.
The following freeware aps will detect and remove spyware/malware from your computer and in addition to your resident anti-virus program you should have several (if not all) of these installed (and used frequently - each may detect things that the others may not -always update them before you run them and run them from safe mode when applicable.
Download, install and update the following, then run them in safe mode:Anti-malware freeware
(You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several)
AdAware SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable "Teatimer" for real time protection.
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html
. Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.
After running those run the following web based scans using INternet Explorer (Active X is required)Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans:
(these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scannerhttp://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
Panda Activescan http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm
Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan
Etrust Anti-virus web scannerhttp://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
online trojan scans here - http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html
Windows Security Trojanscanhttp://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for Windows Trojanscan here:http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp
Edited by Enthusiast, 12 February 2006 - 01:35 PM.