If you and your computer are suffering from an endless stream of pop-ups, the culprit may be spyware, software inadvertently installed on your computer that watches what you do, where you go, and serves up ads based on your actions. Spybot Search & Destroy is a free Windows tool that will disinfect your machine. More information about spyware can be found at Spyware Info/

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