Using a Compaq nx 9020 Laptop with Windows XP- with Nortons Internet security. I have used Adware which keeps finding loads of nasties and quarantines them, but doesn't stop them coming. Next step was to get Spydoctor, which seemed to find even more and again fixed but didn't stop the thingsfrom invading when connected to the net. Realised stuff was in the Registry, so got Regcure - found 1350 faults/errors and "fixed" them. The computer by this time has speeded up considerably. However, there is one pop up telling me the computer has a serious virus and I need to download their program to sort it out.Now this is whether I am on the net or my connection is switched off. It pos up every time I click on a file in windows explorer (When on the net and this pop-up appears, it is often accompanied by others of similiar vane.) _ My very short haircut is the only thing that has stopped pulling my hair out- Is there anyone out there that can help -------------please?