I have tried some of the things mentioned here to cure my spyware/popup problems. The HijackThis program lists a huge pile of some probably useless things, but the program says that I shouldn't delete/fix them all because some of them might be "good" and important. Does anyone know what to do in this situation? (Most of the listed items begin with "04 - HKLM\\..\\Run".) Also, when I checked my startup program list, there's like about 30 items, but I don't know what to remove from there, either.
(I've downloaded various free popup-blockers, used the Immunize function of the Spybot Search & Destroy, have WinXP with IE6, but it's all messed up: my desktop freezes often so I have to reboot, and I think this is a result of all the spyware/popups.)
I changed some ActiveX settings in the IE properties, and now I time and time again get some ActiveX-related box with Yes and No - how can I get rid of this, do I have to change the settings back?
Is there any IE setting which allows only one window to open at a time? That would help a lot, but I haven't found that kind of settings.
(Hmm, a lot of questions.)
"and I stand
upon a mountain
made of weak and useless men"