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IE Popups have affected my internet connecability....please help

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In the resent past (a month or two) I noticed that I started getting popup windows while surfing the net. All of them pop up a new instance of IE and they all produce a dialog box saying I have won something or I need virus protection or something similar and I need to "click here". I always ctr-alt-del and shut down IE. Since the popups have started, I will get periodic error messages about my sound mixer device and then my volume control stops working. When I reboot, I have no internet connection. I have to run netsh winsock reset catalog then reboot to get my internet connection back. The other thing I noticed is that when I launch IE, the computer loads two instances of the program when I look at the running processes. If I kill one of them, the both go. I have run several malware programs and they have found nothing.....

That's about all I know at this point. I'm not sure if I have a mjor security compromise, but it is really annoying that I have to reboot and then reset winsock about once a day.

Any help would be great!


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