A customer's computer had more toolbars visible in the browser than web page. That was the most number of toolbars that I had ever seen.
To clean up the mess I used:
Part of the process included some manual intervention like:
- Killing running processes that I knew were part of the problem.
- Manual registry editing anf local drive file deletion.
- unintsalled, through application add/remove, tool bars
Computer had no pop-ups afterwards and worked much, much quicker. All tool bars were gone except the defautls.