Can anyone tell me how to get rid of a ridiculous amount of pop ups and pop under ads? I have disabled system restore and ran A.V.G. anti spyware A.V.G. anti virus and ad aware both in normal mode and safe mode and they found nothing, I have used Ccleaner and that found lots of registry errors so did a back up and got Ccleaner to fix issues. I am at my wits end with these pop ups. System - XP sp2 Fully updated with all recommended and optional updates.
Disabling System Restore will Be no good when your computer stops working,. And it will not do anything to stop popups. Worse than popups is when you search and you are diverted to another page without your knowledge
I am not at home tonight so i will have to check your advise in the morning and get back.
lotvic - I have both Ie7 and firefox and both have the pop up blockers enabled so i don't know how they are getting past.
tullie - i have tried the google tool bar as well but still no joy.
woodchip - I only disabled the system restore while i used the anti spyware programs, as soon as finished scanning i enabled it again. I was once advised by someone on this forum that the malware etc. could stay in system restore and re appear at start up.
For getting rid of pop-ups and flash objects in I/Explorer I use this,click here It also has a spell check on it.Unfortunately if your computer is already infected it will not get rid of it.Only to be used as a pop-up stopper and flash stopper.