This evening while surfing, my computer froze a bit when trying to reach a site. I thought it was just slow internet but moments later a yellow pop up appeared in my sys tray .
"Your Computer may be at risk. Norton Internet worm Protection is turned off, click here to fix. "
I didn't click it but opened my AVG to run a virus scan, my computer became crazy busy and then froze...I rebooted, and unplugged it from the internet and ran AVG, it indicated and quarantined 6 infected files, some were a Trojan Horse Agent AXMN, a file podmena.exe, and Win32/Heur.
Then I ran Malware Bytes AntiMalware, connected to the net for a moment just to update it then unplugged again. It indicated several infected files and I had the program remove them.
I rebooted and the lil pop up appeared again.
I rebooted in safe mode and ran Malware Bytes again, then ran Lavasoft Adaware, both were clean. Then I ran Ccleaner.
Restarted in regular mode and the lil window came up again, so I went into my into widows security center (not through the pop up) and manually turned on the firewall which was turned off, the pop up disappeared.
I had Norton when I bought the computer but I have not used it in years and uninstalled it years ago. I use AVG now.
My system is an HP AMD Athlon 64 processor and I am running Windows XP
Not sure what the next step is. I use this computer for a work at home job and need it to be safe since I deal with customers personal info.
Any help or advice is appreciated.
Just to follow up this morning turned it on again, booted fine, no pop up, ran malware byte again, nothing found. Reconnected to the internet and things seem to be working fine but I am still wary of it....should I still be concerned?
Edited by Julia M, 19 March 2009 - 09:31 AM.