Posted 22 December 2007 - 04:36 PM
While browsing through Internet Explorer 7 today, that browser was hijacked (i think) by a malicious website by the name of PerformanceOptimizer. i won't post the link here unless asked, since i don't want anyone else getting infected. This website took over IE completely..it took me to its website (i can't go to any other sites in IE) and brought up a popup that attempts to download something if i try to close it. IE claims to have stopped that download, but who knows? the site is one of those fake sites that claims it has detected severe security threats, and wants to optimize PC performance.
i'm using Opera to type this right now. i've run AVG anti-virus (it found 2 viruses that weren't there yesterday), spybot s&d (nothing), ad-aware (nothing), and SUPERantispyware (still scanning but no luck so far). i'm running Windows XP service pack 2, with SuSe Linux as a dual boot (although i don't have my root password for Linux, so that's a lost cause at the moment). i haven't gone into Safe Mode yet because with a dual-boot i'm not really sure when to start pressing F8.
any help removing this malware would be greatly appreciated. thanks for your time.