I'm not familiar with this, but if you simply Google "freepod.com" you will see lots of suggestions for dealing with it, such as this one: http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/wwwboard/forum/144912.html
Tim Drayton wrote:
Several times today (Monday 9 January) while online a box has appeared, unsolicited, in the exact centre of the computer screen reading:
'Powered by freepod.com
your content is loading please wait'
There is a noticeable loss of Internet speed after this box appears. I have tried clicking on the box to see if it can be closed, but to no avail.
After closing the Internet, software automatically starts downloading, and this is shown graphically on the box as a bar extends across a small box that appears. Again, it is not possible to click on the box and stop the transfer. As soon as the software has downloaded my virus program warns me that of a trojan virus and enables me to delete this intruder immediately.
First I would like to warn others of the existence of this attack. I would recommend anyone seeing this 'freepod.com' box on their screen to click on start and immediately close down, instructing the computer to close all programs immediately when prompted. Not everyone may have a virus program that is able to detect this virus.
Secondly, I wonder if anyone knows if I can stop this thing from plagueing me as it has now appeared several times while I have been oneline.
Safe computing to you all!