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Pop up fiasco

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Running Win XP Pro. Just recently, have been plagued with pop-ups. I run Spy-bot Search and Destroy, and since this happened purchased No-Adware and have run it multi times and cleaned up some horrendous looking stuff. However, I still have some screens popping up while I'm doing something and it's very irritating! One of them is WINSUPDATER (W32.Ahlem.A?) also caught something like Backdoor.Net..something, and VCClient...
I have a suspicion that I caused this by running Kazaa, although I did get the Non-malware version. I have recently read that Kazaa is one of the culprits that start these viruses, trojans or whatever they are.

What I have done: ran No-Adware multi times as well as Spy-bot and cleaned up everything they display. Rebooted and done it all over again. As far as Winsupdate I found the physical file/directory and deleted it as well. It seems to replicate itself!

I have been using Firefox as a browser for a while (I don't think this has anything to do with it, tho').

I think that's all I can remember of what I've done. Any suggestions out there. I am going to try a couple more 'malware' removal programs in the meantime. Thanks in advance... K.J.
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Please Click here!, and follow the recommendations in the guide.

If you're still having trouble, We'll need you to use a free diagnostic tool, Hijack This. Follow the instructions in step five of this guide, and post your log as a new topic in the Hijack This forum. It will get a better response there from the people most qualified to analyze logs.

Most of what Hijack This lists lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet! Someone will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results.
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