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Need help removing Adware problem


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ChaosVortex

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I'll try explaining this to my best ability, as I'm not the best with computers. To begin, my friend was a moron and downloaded spyware, adware, and other junk last Thursday. Yesterday, I updated Norton Internet security and removed the adware causing the pop-ups. My desktop used to freeze and my starting toolbar would not appear, so I'd have to use Taskmanager to navigate.

I'm still having a problem. While navigating a forum I visit, (megaman.co.uk), I'm unable to view topics and posts. IE takes too long to load them. Now I'm able to, but I'm getting pop-ups again. Norton says there's no problem, but that's obviously not true. MMM NEVER gets pop-ups.

I'll try to post as much information as possible. I want these pop-ups gone and my computer back to normal speed. Please help.

EDIT1: I just got this pop-up after posting this, if this is somehow relevant: [removed link]

Also, the help topic I made on MMM. Registered members can view the screenshots I've posted: [removed link]
EDIT2: My toolbar just disappeared, along with the icons on my desktop. Friends signing on MSN are appearing on the top LEFT corner, not the bottom right.
http://www.freewebs....argoneagain.PNG

Please do not post links to adware sites.

Reason for edit: Removed links


EDIT: I appologize for any misleading links but in defense, MMM is not an adware site.

I used Spybot S&D to remove programs, one of them being CoolWWWSearch. My computer and Internet Explorer are running really slow. Any suggestions to make them run faster again?

Edited by ChaosVortex, 23 June 2008 - 03:09 PM.

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