Okay I have Adaware and I have Spybot and Spywareblaster. I was playing a game and all the sudden crazy music started playing I check my desktop and there are 8 pop up windows 1 which is playing the stupid music....
If you've run spybot etc.. with no joy then you could try HijackThis available here
I used it when my browser was hijacked (in a very minor way) and it sounds like the same may have happend to you! This is why these popups keep coming back as the instructitons to load them up are coming from within your browser
Run it, if you aren't sure what entries are good or bad post a screenshot of the output here and someone will advise.
Try Popup Popper, which forbids popups on a site by site basis and Hijack This (Enyo left a link to the thread about it), which lists everything that is attatched to IE, then lets you pick and choose the which items you want to eliminate.
Both of these programs are freeware and, in my opinion, are better than any commercial software.
Its probably Messenger running in the backround. Run -> services.msc -> Messenger -> Disable. Also, download the latest Mozilla which is 1.4 RC3, it has a built in pop up blocker. Adaware as mentioned before is also a good idea to run.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS