I accidently downloaded something called ActiveXAccess (I think that's what it was called) because a message came up saying something like I needed to download something dealing with my Windows Media Player. Anyway, big surprise, my computer is acting out like crazy. I downloaded SpyBot which found a whole bunch of small problems, and then found this ActiveX thing, as well as the Zlob virus. I also downloaded StopZilla, which has worked in the past to block popups since one of the symptoms of the virus seems to be many popups to sites that have schemes and offer free stuff...
Along with this, the most annoying thing is that my browser will randomly just crash. I use FireFox (the most recent version) and it has never done this before, but it now is doing it once every couple of minutes. Not only that, but I was getting these fake error messages in the bottom of the screen (where the start button is located), however that seems to have subsided...for now. I am literally computer illiterate so I don't really know what to do to fix this...the problem seemed much worse yesterday and after downloading several anti virus/pop up blockers it is a bit better, but still annoying. As I am typing this, the browser just crashed, luckily the new version of firefox allows you to restart the browser where you were.
PLEASE HELP, I would love to get rid of this stupid thing, and since I'm a poor college student (aren't we all?) I'd love to do it without paying, though if need be I will buy something as a last resort.
Please help me, it would be much appreciated.
Edited by Armadillo19, 05 September 2007 - 10:28 PM.