windows registry?

  molby5 21:20 30 Jan 2007

Hi there,

I have just rebooted by PC from scratch and ever since when I am connected to the internet - every 5 minutes or so I get a pop up telling me to get registry cleaner or help fix pc things - anybody got any ideas on why - i am reluctant to go to these websites and downlaod the software they are telling me to as they are not always the same website to go to


  surfmonkey #:@}© 22:05 30 Jan 2007

download spybot click here
run it then ccleaner from click here then run it too might help

  gudgulf 22:13 30 Jan 2007

If your using XP and not patched to SP2 then try running "Shoot the Messenger" click here to switch off Windows Messenger.

If the popups also have an associated icon in the Taskbar you may have a Spyaxe/Smitfraud variant rogue program onboard click here

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