We've been getting pop-ups for free PS2 games and personal adds every time I open IE for the first time...annoying, but whatever. Lately, we've been getting XXX rated crap too, and that is unacceptable (my buddies send me a lot of links and dls that may have led me to more...unsavory parts of the web).
Anyway, I figured I'd try a fix. I installed the Google toolbar, hoping that would stop the pop-up. Didn't work. Everything else is cool...no pop-ups during browsing, just when I start IE, every time.
Keep reading, please, I know you've seen a million posts like this.
Anyway, now, when I try to access my yahoo email account, and only after I sign into my account (which is weird), the computer starts to "click" as if multiple web pages are opening at once (only none are opening). The clicking gets faster, IE freezes up and I have to CTRL/ALT/DEL out of IE.
What the heck do I do now? I'm hoping it's as simple as a system restore or the Windows XP self-repair, but I don't want to go any further without help.
Any specific help you can give would be awesome. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org (I can access it through Opera without the million clicks just fine) to contact me directly. Thanks again.
I hope I don't have to re-install windows. I'm such an idiot sometimes.