I also use Spywareblaster in addition to the ones listed in Bob Proffitt's list.
Do you have a firewall? If not, get one as soon as possible. There are many out there. I use ZoneAlarm.
i think there may be a virus on my computer but i'm not sure.
this is what happens:my computer has really slowed down and one popup 'ultralase' keeps popping up even though i have a popup blocker. also i i open an internet page from the symbol on the start menu it comes up with a page called www.beatnik.com instead of may home page. is there a virus and if so how do i get rid of it.