Using MSCONFIG I followed the advice given to Eddimoose by Wak and in my start up folder I found a progamme called G M T, Windows explorer showed that it is some 14.6 Mb in size and also has An other name ie GAIN. It is part of The Gator Corporation, My query is :- What does it do, do I need It , Can I delete it ( it is'nt in "add and Remove programmes")so I assume it will be ok to delete in explorer if necwssary
Gator is a utility, sometimes derided as "spyware," that monitors a user's Web browsing activity and displays relevant advertisements.
Gator is one of the most aggressive companies peddling pop-ups--an Internet marketing technique that opens a browser window loaded with advertising over the top of, or underneath, an ordinary Web page.
Gator is very specific in monitoring Web browsing. For example, it carefully watches what people type into the Google search engine.............
Gator is a nightmare, comes attached to free downloaded programmes. They basically sponsor downloads so you don't pay for them, but you then fight the battle of the pop-ups. and if you try to disable gator products you loose the ability to use the free programme. Imesh is a good example.