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    Pop-Up Ads! (XP/SP1 (Patched))

    GRRRRR! I installed some ad supported software (specifically Kazaa & Grokster) and have since removed them but I still keep getting pop up ads. There are, as far as I can tell, no unknown programs in my installed software and I have removed a couple of keys from my registry (HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run) but I still get them ... can anyone suggest anywhere else I can look?

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    Re: Pop-Up Ads! (XP/SP1 (Patched))

    Some people have also exploited the Windows messenger service. This has nothing to do with either the Windos Messenger or MSN Messenger programs. It is used by network administrators. If you disable the service it will close one more avenue of iiritation.

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    Re: Pop-Up Ads! (XP/SP1 (Patched))

    Good reminder from Joe - check this thread from the General Windows Solutions board from late last year.

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    Re: Pop-Up Ads! (XP/SP1 (Patched))

    Hi, Vamp ~

    You will need to download Spybot v1.2 and Ad-Aware 6.0, download the latest updates for each and then run them both - they are <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> They will take care of that and other problems you may not even know you had.

    If you use the 'Search' feature at the top of this page for all forums, you will find an abundance of similar situations with recommendations & support.

    Once you take care of that, I would like to suggest you check out <post#=217594>post 217594</post#> and this post for information on the painless way to use KaZaA without loading all the ads and spyware on your computer.

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    Re: Pop-Up Ads! (XP/SP1 (Patched))

    I would also suggest that if using Spybot SD or Adaware that you go to their forums, post the log file and ask for advice

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    Thanks :-)

    Quick note to say thanks (particularly to Bruce but to the others as well) those threads really helped ... I have a largely ad free installation of Kazaa, Bearshare, LImewire, WinMX & Overnet (Grokster seems a bit odd ... brings up an interface almost identical to Kazaa). Anyway thanks :-)

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