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I had installed some crappy freeware that contained a TON of spyware. I had pop-ups like MAD from certain companies and when I went into msconfig and then into the startup, I could see these companies. I then uninstalled this program that gave me all this crap! When I was in the add/remove software list, I saw these companies listed there, too, so I got rid of them, as well. BUT!! I am still getting pop-ups! I mean, they aren't specific to these companies (that they read when they pop-up), but I am wondering if something is still in my system causing them. I am getting them randomly on sites that don't even HAVE pop-up ads. That is what is making me suspicious that something is still in my computer from this freeware.

Any ideas where I can look to see if something is still hidden in my PC?? I am going nuts!!
 

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Go to www.zdnet.com and do a search for AdAware.

This will search for and remove the spyware.
 

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Well, I have spybot and I have run it, but the thing is, I am wondering if this is something that is actually INSTALLED causing this problem.

Do you think it might be?
 

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Do you have kazaa or any other file sharing software installed? They include programs that you agreed could run when you click I accept.
 

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Nope..no Kazaa. Just that MP3 converter that contained all that stuff. I thought I had gotten it all out, but not sure if I have now or not :(
 

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My sister is having a sort of similar problem, she has something installed on her computer that is popping webpages, not just popups, every 2 minutes, about 3 of them, and they never stop coming. I have looked through almost everything, start up, etc. and I can't find anything to do with the popups. I've run like 5 different ad/spy/etc. removal programs and she STILL has them. If anyone knows what is going on or what I could do it would be much appreciated.
 

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Yep! That is sort of like me! I ran everything, too, to see what I could get rid of and nothing has helped...ALTHOUGHHHH...I don't think I have it AS bad as your sister does. I learned my lesson about installing things like that. HELL NO ANYMORE!!
 

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