About 3 weeks ago, I let my Mcaffe run out and got Norton instead. As soon as McAffe ran out I started getting many pop-ups. (I haven't had a problem with pop-ups since I bought this PC in Oct. 2004.) A friend of my husbands gave me Spybot search and destroy, thinking maybe it was a spyware/adware problem. That removed a lot of the pop-ups but they keep coming back.
It seems my PC is constantly hooked up to the Internet through Internet Explorer, I can't get it to disconect. I have DSL and it used to be that it would log onto the Internet only if I logged on.
Then I installed Norton (after about a week without any extra protection) and my Internet wouldn't work, so I took it out. I am running SBC Yahoo online protection for now. I know I need something better, but until I get this problem straightened out, I don't want to put a lot of stuff in my PC.
One of my other problems is that when I'm on the Internet, through SBC Yahoo, if I'm at a web site that has a link, if I click on that link, my PC freezes up and I have to ctrl+alt+delete to get out of it. This never has happened on this PC. I have an HP Pavillion I bought new Oct. 2004.
I hope this info helps you to understand what I'm talking about. I know how to use a PC I just don't know the lingo...
Any help is appreciated,
PS. I have children (11-21) who also use the Internet and they SAY they haven't downloaded anything...I know you can get viruses just from visiting some sites...