| For the past three weeks, I have been constantly annoyed
| with pop ups and ads. When I try to close them, my whole
| computer files I have open close. Some I can close,
| others will not close unless I hit ctrl alt& delete( this
| is when my browser closes also and my Gator Helper(form
| helper) closes also. I use Hotmail and Eudora for my e-
| mails. Also I have been getting a small screen which says
| it is updating; and then a download window opens(which are
| not microsoft). Anyone out there who could help me, I
| would be deeply appreciative.
It sounds as though you may have some type of spyware that's
calling home and updating itself. Get either Lavasoft's Ad-aware
or Spy-Bot's S&D (or both! sometimes one catches something the
other doesn't) and run a full system scan.
Also make sure your antivirus program is up-to-date and run it to
XXXX@XXXXX.COM (remove NOSPAM)