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Network Internet Explorer is infected - small windows keep popping up

hello,

I have an annoying problem on my Internet Explorer. When I open that browser, after some time advertisement windows just pop up, even if I am not browsing anything, or when the browser is running at the background. That is, the pop-ups don't come from the websites I visit, rather, I realize that my Internet Explorer is infected by viruses..

Is there a way to fix this problem? It's really very annoying sometimes, makes me tired of killing those small windows..

Thanks in advance
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You never mentioned which OS you are on. WinXP SP2 has a popup blocker for IE. See Block Pop-up Windows with Internet Explorer

Try upgrading. If it not an option, then try using Firefox. They have a popup blocking feature in them. If that aint an option, then try some freeware popup blocker software. I am not sure how good they are.
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i am running Windows server 2003. this is not a regular pop up i am sure, there is a virus in my computer that the pop ups come from my computer not from the pages I visit. Even if I don't visit a site, these windows still pop up..
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If you are sure its a virus, then run an anti-virus tool.

It could be some spyware. Check out Windows Defender
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PHP

Use Mozilla ref spec browser, more secure, better functionality, i.e. stinks.

Firefox is nice.
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try spybot and will do good job of cleaning the adware
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If you are sure its a virus, then run an anti-virus tool.

It could be some spyware. Check out Windows Defender
thanks a lot, your suggestion solved my problem..
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