Fake Alerts and "Windows Security Alert"
I kept getting a lot of pop up fake alerts on my computer too. What I did was download security software. I have AT&T Fast Access DSL so I got AT&T Internet Security Suite free. You can also get McAfee, Norton, etc. I also downloaded the free version of Spybot Search and Destroy and Adaware 2008.
I usually first run AT&T security suite, followed by Adaware and then SpyBot search and destroy in that order. The important thing is to make sure when you do a scan for spyware that you do it in "Safe Mode." Restart your computer and while it is re-starting, tap the "F8" key. This will put your computer in safe mode. It will give you a list of options to choose from once your computer starts back up so be sure to choose "safe mode without networking." The reason you do this is so while you are running your scan, nothing can connect to the Internet. You'll be surprised at how much spyware you will find. You can delete all the spyware you found while you are in safe mode. When you are finished, re-start your computer. I usually run a scan every week at the least. I hope this helps.
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