What will help stop the pop-up adds

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Please help, my computer system is under attack!

Every time I open google and do a search, the first page of results is all ads - usually with "blowsearch" at the top. Then when I click "next page", I get the true first page of google search results.

Also, I am seeing chronic pop-ups. Probably close to thousands each day.

In addition, every time I open a new web page, I get a dialog box that appears and asks "This browser is trying to close, would you like to close it?" and I have to say "no" over and over and over.

I need help, this is driving me insane. I run Spybot every day, to no avail. I have downloaded Microsoft patches, to no avail.

PLEASE HELP!

Thanks.

Answer

This question was answered on November 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I think a good pop-up blocker will help you with this problem, some internet providers supply you with one when you sign up, you could find a good one on the internet for free if you like.

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Curt Thompson (student)

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 19, 2003