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what wold cause popups appearing on W2000 startup ?

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April 13, 2004 1:02:00 PM

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I may have inadvertently acquired some program that is causing popup to
appear on my desktop and also when I run IE 6...even googles popup blocker
will not close these popups...

Someone mentioned I may have gotten some program called Spyware installed on
my system...?

What would cause these new popup and how do I check for this spyware program
?

Also...when these popups started yesterday...I also get an error at start up
saying:

"wupdater.exe has generated errors....Error log is being created"

What is this ?

Thanks,
Tim

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April 13, 2004 3:20:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

I would run an spyware / adware program to clean out your computer. I use
this program www.lavasoftusa.org

--
Hope this Helps
Dan V
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights


"Tim" <trinaz@cox.net> wrote in message
news:J6Uec.1710$Yf6.484@fed1read07...
> I may have inadvertently acquired some program that is causing popup to
> appear on my desktop and also when I run IE 6...even googles popup blocker
> will not close these popups...
>
> Someone mentioned I may have gotten some program called Spyware installed
on
> my system...?
>
> What would cause these new popup and how do I check for this spyware
program
> ?
>
> Also...when these popups started yesterday...I also get an error at start
up
> saying:
>
> "wupdater.exe has generated errors....Error log is being created"
>
> What is this ?
>
> Thanks,
> Tim
>
>
April 13, 2004 8:37:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Adaware is an excellent program to run as Dan suggested.
If you do install it and run it, make sure that you
check "often" for updates. Lavasoft updates the program
almost every other day or so it seems.

You might also consider installing a fire-wall program and
anti-virus software if you aren't already. A fire-wall
can close open ports that are allowing the popups to enter.


>-----Original Message-----
>I would run an spyware / adware program to clean out your
computer. I use
>this program www.lavasoftusa.org
>
>--
>Hope this Helps
>Dan V
>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
confers no rights
>
>
>"Tim" <trinaz@cox.net> wrote in message
>news:J6Uec.1710$Yf6.484@fed1read07...
>> I may have inadvertently acquired some program that is
causing popup to
>> appear on my desktop and also when I run IE 6...even
googles popup blocker
>> will not close these popups...
>>
>> Someone mentioned I may have gotten some program called
Spyware installed
>on
>> my system...?
>>
>> What would cause these new popup and how do I check for
this spyware
>program
>> ?
>>
>> Also...when these popups started yesterday...I also get
an error at start
>up
>> saying:
>>
>> "wupdater.exe has generated errors....Error log is
being created"
>>
>> What is this ?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Tim
>>
>>
>
>
>.
>
!