I followed your guys' thread about basic spyware and adware removal, and I'm still getting popups whenever I browse on the web. One thing, though, that I wasn't able to do was download the latest Windows updates. I've tried so many of Microsoft's solutions that I just stoped caring about downloading them, but now I feel they are crucial for me to have. If any of you guys can help me, whenever I try to download the updates via Windows Updater, it goes through the downloading process with each update, but always fails to install the update at the very end. Also, each sequential attempt at downloading the updates gives me the same results. I've even tried downloading them one at a time, 2 at a time, etc. but with no success. Other than that, I believe I've followed your guys' basic removal tips pretty closely, but these popups keep coming up. I have run HiJack This and have included it as an attachment. I know your rules say to not post until after some exchanges, but because of my work and obligations, I probably can only check these forums once a day or less. Thank you in advance for your help, and if there is anything that I did wrong or should'nt have done in this post please let me know.