it seems as though i've contracted some kind of virus or spyware or something, as i'm getting a ridiculous ammount of popups. I downloaded the free version of AVG and ran a scan, but it didn't solve the problem. normally, i would just to a destructive reformat, but i just got this computer(had a friend build it for me) and he didn't give me a cd like the one that came with my old computer, so i don't know if i can do that without the os cd. so i'm looking for a free program that's actually worth a shit. any insight?