I need your help! I was looking at some videos on the internet yesterday and one of them gave me a popup that said I needed to install an ActiveX add-on to view the video, so I clicked the ok button and instead of getting the video I got adware installed on my computer that I can not remove. It is located in my WIndows Taskbar and it looks like a knock-off on Windows Defender with a red shield with a white X in the center and then changes to a blue shield with a ? in the center. Every 20 minutes or so I get a popup bubble from it that says that it has detected spyware on my computer and that I should click here to get the updated version of there software that will remove the problem. When you click the bubble it takes you the the VirusProtect Pro website where it tells you that you need to purchase there software to remove the problem as if you try to remove it manually you can damage your computer.
Now, I am unsure how this happened in the first place since I had several layers of protection running on my computer to start with such as: McAfee Security Center, xp-AntiSpy, Advanced Spyware Remover, RogueRemover, Easy Cleaner, Abexo Registry Cleaner, Spyware Terminator and jv16. I have run all of them and none have worked yet. Can anyone tell me what I can do to get this thing off of my computer that will not cost me anything or at least not a fortune.
Thanks in advance for the help.
FYI: I am running WinXP Pro and IE7
Edited by robin732, 05 August 2007 - 04:30 PM.