Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:15 PM
Ok a friend was using yahoo messenger on my pc and got an update that said she needed some patch or something(I wasn't there). She ran it and ouch I got hit hard, I have zone alarm's free firewall, but I had let my Trend Micro virus software go down(I was lacking funds at the time and only had dial-up). Now I've managed to get rid of the Security toolbar(I think, I use Firefox so I thought it was odd that I had IE windows were popping up) but I and a friend were up till the dawn trying to fix it. We downloaded AVG 7.5 and SpyBot S&D. AVG got rid of alot of things and Spybot found and destroyed over a hundred. But I'm still having problems, I still get the Security Balloons(not as often but still) and I know there fake because they misspell words(ballon?). I also get windows saying that IE has preformed an illegal action and need to be shut down. I also had a bunch of C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe windows pop-up and then close by themselves. I'm not sure what to do. I did a search and found this site it looks like just what I'm needing. So what do I need to do? Please instruct away. I'll do whatever you say but I'm recently unemployed so money is pretty tight. Well I'm going to run the AVG and SpyBot again and wait for the wise masters to tell me what a dunce I've been and how to protect myself. Thank you.