Pop-up ad & virus

My Dad clicked on a pop-up that said something like “get rid of pop-ups” and his virus software told him a virus was trying to get onto his machine.

I told him to update his virus checker and run it, but does anyone know what this might have been? Is there anything else he should do?

Oh, and I also suggested he get himself software to block pop-ups - what’s the best for that kind of thing?

The newest version (might still be beta) Google Toolbar has a good pop-up stopper built in. Before that, I used the free version of Pop-Up Stopper available at www.panicware.com

Ad Subtract is brilliant.

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Thanks for the advice.