Hello, I'm very sure my computer has been infected with something as it keeps forcing a certain pop-up in Internet Explorer prompting me to download anti-spyware. The message it displays is as follows:
"NOTICE: Your system is infected and your computer performance is not at the highest level. Full System optimization will greatly increase your computer's performance and prevent data loss.
Download antispyware to clean your computer and to increase the safety of your computer! (Recommended)"
Well since I knew it was bad news, I did not listen to the instructions it offered me which was sending me off to download IEDEFENDER, so I Google'd solutions, but the virus or whatever it is, appears to have comprimised my search results as well, just as stated in a post made by Bleep on how to remove IEDEFENDER, luckily I copied and posted the URL's and found this site before I installed IEDEFENDER. However, I write this post to ask of how to get rid of the Pop-ups and thing that ruins my search results, I'm very sure I have NOT INSTALLED IEDEFENDER, but I still get these frequent prompts to download IEDEFENDER and my Google searches are tampered with.
What should I do? I looked at the IEDEFENDER help offered, but I haven't installed IEDEFENDER yet so I can't follow those current instructions offered.
Please advise, in short, I'm lost on how to get rid of those pop-up prompts and whatever it is that ruins my search results. It occurred as I installed an ActiveX or some sort of program which was approximately 70kb I think.