There are ways to fix IE. The first step is to make sure it is fully
updated. Next "lurk" in alt.privacy.spyware - you'll learn a lot, but it
Alternatively, install Firefox (now at version 0.9.3), and start using
that - I find it much nicer than IE. I especially like the tabbed window
approach. There is even a plugin that will open a new tab, rather than
overwrite the active one if you click (from outside Firefox) on a link.
But, MOST IMPORTANTLY, don't click on links that produce popups. Be
selective, wary, and suspicious.
I hope you have a good and up-to-date antivirus program, use a firewall
that also protects against unauthorized outgoing traffic, use
spywareblaster to immunize against spyware infections, and regularly scan
with Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D. Unfortunately, ALL those things are
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