How to clean up my computer?

  diddi.ash 16:34 26 Oct 2008

Need help,,, was gonna take my tower in to be cleaned out, but wondered if i can do it myself??
i have SPTBOT & SPYWARE DOCTOR, but they wont solve the problem i have,,,
when i log onto internet i keep getting loads of popups, (even though i got popup stopper) its called ADWARE SERVER,, and i just cant get rid of it, i have tryed everything i can and think the only way is to clean the whole computer out,,,

any ideas how i can and a step by step instructions?

i have windows xp

  hubdean 16:44 26 Oct 2008

can you restore back to factory settings,
and start again,

  Sea Urchin 16:51 26 Oct 2008

Is it Adware.Linkmaker? If so you could try the following to remove it

click here

  diddi.ash 16:56 26 Oct 2008

i dont want to lose all my stuff i have on computer,,, also
its called ADWARE SERVER....(a little white box comes up down in the right hand corner, after all the web pages have popped up

  diddi.ash 16:57 26 Oct 2008

just checked and it actullt says

"ad served by ultimate advisor"

  aine 17:46 26 Oct 2008

Try Adblock plus that usually stops most popups

  skidzy 18:51 26 Oct 2008

Check in add and remove programs for any toolbars and remove them.
Run Mbam also click here

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