I would suspect that spyware or adware is likely causing your problem. If you go to http://www.pcworld.com, you can download free "Ad-aware" and "Spybot". Install, update, and run scan with these utilities. Delete any adware and spyware that is found.
My computer is a Gateway 500. Approximately 5 years old with Windows 98 and Office Professional 2000. I've had major issues that caused me to need to reformat and restore. I'm still cleaning up and actually plan to update to Windows 2000 since I don't feel I have enough memory for Windows XP.
My problem is I have a toolbar that returns as a checked choice when I turn on my computer and open IE. It's VgaFacePure and I have no clue as to where or how it got on my computer. I prefer the Google toolbar but it is unchecked when I log on so that I have to recheck.
My question is how do I get rid of the unwanted toolbar and what do I do to keep the ones I want to remain checked. Is there something about how I installed Windows that is keeping this "save" from staying as it was when I log off and back on?
Thank you in advance for any suggestion &/or help. Also, it's been a VERY LONG time since I've posted a question to this site so I hope I can remember how to look for my post (LOL)!