Popups from nowhere!

  JulieR 18:55 25 Oct 2004

I keep getting a set of popups that appear from nowhere, even when I am not browsing the internet. I have installed the latest versions of adaware, spybot, spywareblaster and spywareguard but they have not cured the problem (cleared up some other stuff though!).

I am running Win98SE with AVG antivirus. I have just upgraded to IE6, but still having problems.
I have run Hijackthis and can't see anything obvious in the log.

Any advice greatfully received.


  jimv7 19:24 25 Oct 2004

Download the free Pop-up-stopper and install from

click here

  jimv7 19:42 25 Oct 2004

And if you use windows messenger, don't, download 'kill windows messenger' from

click here

then download and install MSN messenger version 6.2 from microsoft.

  JulieR 19:56 25 Oct 2004

I do use the MSN Messenger rather than Windows Messenger (good tip though). However, these don't look like messenger type popups - just a series of IE windows that open at random, even when the PC is sitting idle.

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