I think I have some Spyware installed on my computer. Basically, whenever I log on to any Microsoft site (msn, hotmail, microsoft.com) it automatically redirects me to an about:blank page, and lots of pop-ups appear, all seemingly related to spyware.
I've installed and run Spybot, but it hasn't solved the problem.
Who will assist you in checking your file. Your file will be created in notepad. Copy and paste the results into the message box of this forum but take the time to hit the enter key at the end of each line to space it out so that it is easy to read. You may need to make two post to the thread because of the 800 word limit, so post it in two sections roughly equal in size. dj.
Unzip/extract to a new folder, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".
When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy and paste its contents into a post here.
Most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will help you analyze the results.
With ME and XP simply right click the zipped folder, select Extract All, this will create a folder Hijackthis, inside will be Hijackthis.exe.