you're spending more time swatting at flies than enjoying the picnic. Since you mentioned using IE, you can find all over these forums that Mozilla Firefox comes highly recommended. I use it myself and it's release of version 1.0 is imminent. I get no pop ups and, with few exceptions, it seems to do all that IE will do. For such that it won't, I don't really need it. You can load your PC with utilities to clean, arrange and protect, etc. It's time to load with software to do something useful. Enjoy.
Thanks to all of you for all of your help and suggestions. I do have Norton and it doesn't expire until Spring 2005. I update and run it frequently, so hopefully it's okay.
What is Win Doctor?
The pop ups happen when I log on to my files and again when I attempt to open various programs (media player, Norton, Internet Explorer, but not Word Perfect). Yet, all of the programs seem to be running okay. I just have to keep pressing "ok" and the pop ups disappear. They only started after I ran the adaware program , so I'm sure I deleted something that maybe I shouldn't have, or as someone suggested, the program is still there.
I have a lot of great suggestions from all of you and plan to look into all of them. I think I will print them all off and go through them step by step.
This computer stuff is addicting as I was up until 1:30am last night loading and running AVG anti-virus to help compliment Norton. I just couldn't seem to tear myself away from the computer until I had done it and then continued on reading other posts and problems on this forum. A couple of viruses were detected and some that could not go into the vault...but that will be my next bunch of questions to this great forum lol.
Thanks again. Janne