How to get rid of pop-ups and spyware?

Question

Hello i am having few problems with my pc, first my hompage in internet explorer changes by itself and i get alot of pop-ups recently. And some times programs install and put icons on the desktop. what can i do to stop this from hapenning? thank you.

Answer

This question was answered on March 17, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Seems like you have some spyware installed on your pc, or maybe a virus You should scan your pc with anti-virus software Then to remove spyware download a free program from www.lavasoftusa.com the program is called Ad-Aware 6.0 This will remove any unwanted objects from your registry that cause all the ad's and pop-ups Also you can download the google toolbar at google.com This is a great tool that blocks most pop-ups that you may recieve.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 17, 2004