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Pop ups I keep getting **** pop ups. Any suggestions on how to eliminate this things forever. They pop up about every 10 to 30 minutes.

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That means that you are badly infested with malaware.

Try doing system restore to a day before you had the problem.

If that did not work (many malawares disable or corrupt system restore), then download, install and run the following software:

Spybot - Search & Destroy

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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Certainly Windows Help & Support can be started by simply pressing F1, so that's the first thing to check, make sure the key isn't stuck down
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It's like they told you, its a Microsoft issue, sort of.

The application has a corrupt registry key, reinstalling the application, the MS outlook 2003 will 'magically' fix the problem.

The only other thing that makes that window pop up, besides the obvious, which is you reset your password, is when you are trying to cross a domain. And if you asking in your head, what is that, then you probably not doing it. It doesnt happen by accident.

Just re-install the software, takes 5 minutes, and brings years of relief...hehe

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hi ayeready;
what type of pop up are you referring to? advertisement? or false information like "your computer is infected..."

what blocker are you using right now?

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