I had a bad (downvoted) question; now I got a Popular Question badge for it, which is kinda funny. Please consider not awarding a Popular Question badge for bad questions.
I have a better idea. It's a popular question because many other people have the same or a similar problem and find the question via search engines. Why don't you edit the question in a better shape, so that future visitors can be helped more quickly? That's the purpose of Stack Exchange sites, to build a library of good Q&A about [insert topic here].