Spyware, Anti-Virus and Microsoft update frustration

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Subject: Spyware, Anti-Virus and Microsoft update frustration
Posted by:  Kris (Kr…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008

I am looking for some honest help!  I have a HP Pavilion ze4500 notebook,
which I received for free from my father in-law, and it has more problems
than I know what to do with.  I started by just trying to update Windows and
upgrade to Internet Explorer.  I have so many popups it's not even funny.  I
can barely get anything done.  So I went and purchased Norton Anti-Virus
2008, and it is telling me I need to download the Service Pack 2.  When I try
to download that, I then get an error # 0x80072ee7.  I can not for the life
of me get this problem solved, I am not that computer smart, and so I am
looking for some assistance.  I desperately need to get something done about
this computer, because all of the advertisements on webpages are now being
replaced w/ some nasty photos that I do not want to see.  The computer is
also popping up an out of Memory box when I first open up my internet
explorer window.  If anyone can help me out in some way, I would greatly
appreciate it, and please let me know if you notice a scammer replying to my
message trying to help.  Thanks again :)