Internet has been going on and off at the house for the past few weeks so they sent a tech out to fix it. He checked the modem and then said he needed to use the internet to check the modem history and opened IE .. I have never used it on this computer, but it immediately popped up an ad.. Anyway, it seems to have opened the floodgate of crap and now I get IE pop ups, and I cant seem to access ALOT of pages on the internet.. some pages are accessable, but when I try to log into them, it just hangs ( hotmail, gmail, myspace, etc. ) I can't even complete a google search to figure out what the problem is or to download anything that might fix it. Ive recently un-installed my anti-virus and cleaned the registry with CCleaner and installed and run Spybot but I'm not sure where else to go/what to download from here. If anyone has any suggestions or direct links a program to download that might help, please suggest away I know its this computer and not the connection because the laptop works just fine.