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Does anyone know what this might be caused by and how to fix it:

"The symptoms are that when I fire up internet explorer, I keep getting new windows that pop up from ring tone, gambling, and other sites when I'm not actually connected to the site ie. Not strictly a popup, and anyway, not blocked by popup blocker being 'on'."

This seems to be happening since a PC was used without a firewall and attempts to fix the problem using pest control software have failed.
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Some of the experts here have helped in compiling all the important spyware tools and they are listed in this thread
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Browser_Issues/Q_20975384.html

My recommendation would be to start with Spybot ,Ad-ware ,CWshredder.After installing them, First Update them and then run

Once running all the above tools and others given in that thread, download and run Hijackthis.
Download Hijacthis from here http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-69.shtml.
Get the log from Hijackthis and save the log and paste it here
http://hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english to analyze it.
 The analyser site is used so that you donot gum up the thread with the entire log.

Check this tutorial aswell : http://aumha.org/a/hjttutor.php

Remove the bad ones that the site reports. If it says unknown process, then use a search engine to check if those are bad ones. If bad remove them , if you still cannot find then post those files alone here.

Remove temporary internet files, folders and cookies
How to Delete the Contents of the Temporary Internet Files Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;260897

Also remove windows Temp files going to

1) Start --> run --> typein:  %systemroot%/temp
2) Start  --> run --> typein: %temp%

Restart the machine , fire up IE and check if there is any go..
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Fantastic, many thanks!
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