Your computer is probably infected.
Make sure that your anti-malware software is running, then download the
latest updates and run a full scan.
Effective anti-malware software starts automatically when your computer
starts, runs continuously in the background, and scans for /all/ types
of malicious software. Without it, you're a sitting duck.
For now try scanning your system with /several/ of the better online
scanners, such as the scanner from Kaspersky Labs:
Download HijackThis from www.trendsecure.com
. Run it, save a log, and
post the log at one of the many sites that support HJT, such as
spywarewarrior.com, bleepingcomputer.com, and http://aumha.net
not here. Within a day you'll have step-by-step advice from an expert on
cleaning up any malware infestations.
Even the best detection and removal software can't fix every problem
caused by malware. If you are not able to remove the infection, you may
want to show the computer to a professional. You might need to erase
your hard drive and start over.
Errare humanum est
> Something is running on my PC as soon as I start up. I cannot open Internet
> Explorer or Windows Explorer until after Adaware has cleaned it out. Also it
> turns off the windows XP firewall.