My Internet Explorer is running amok

  uskfisherman 10:00 18 Mar 2004

When I go on line and select a site Iam overwhelmed with othe sites superimposing themselves on the sight I am looking at. ie EBay b,Click spring, Excite exchange, Capital One Stop Popups etc etc sites as well. I can get as many as twenty or more in next to no time. I thought it was something to do with downloading up dates from MS ( Iam running XP Home) particularly IE service pack. I have taken them all off now but it has made no difference. Can anyone help please by telling me what has gone wrong, and what I should do to stop these invasions.

  Chegs ® 10:07 18 Mar 2004

Go to Add/Remove progs,select the Add/Remove Windows components and then scroll down the list,remove Windows Messenger,this is where the majority of the popups are coming from.Then d/l Adaware/Spybot search and destroy,etc to clean your machine of any adware,once cleaned of spyware/adware after each surfing session,rerun one of these apps.

  okijuh 10:08 18 Mar 2004

Try getting and running "spybot search" and destroy" and "adware" click here if not try getting a pop up stopper, watch out though some of these are crap and stop things you dont want stopping.

  uskfisherman 09:44 19 Mar 2004

Thanks for your suggestions. Things got so bad yesterday that I used a rescue cd and reinstalled windows. I have however installed spybot and removed windows messenger from the new instalation. Many many thanks to all.

  byfordr 10:56 19 Mar 2004

Removing nasty stuff Cool webshredder click here Spybot click here Adaware click here
Stop it getting on
Spywareblaster click here Start page guard click here browser hijack blaster click here
Clean your system with the removing nasty stuff ones (download, install, update them!) Then when clean add the stop it getting on ones

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