Can someone help me please. I recently turned on my computer, only to find a message on my main screen. It's an ad that reads something to the effect...
SECURE YOURSELF RIGHT NOW!
REMOVE ALL SPYWARE FROM YOUR PC.
Then it requests you to click on a bar that reads "REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS"
...That's not the only problem. The other one is when I click on Internet Explorer, my regular home page has been redirected to some other advertising page. When I go to TOOLS, INTERNET OPTIONS, my home page just soon gets re-directed to the advertising page. Also now and then, I get pop-up messages for advertising offers for various merchandise, and including spyware removal products.
I've run AD-AWARE, SPYBOT, SPY SUBTRACT and NOADWARE programs to detect and remove spyware and trojans etc. A lot of these spyware detection and removal programs find these intruders, and allegedly remove them, but the three above problems still persist. Anyone got any solutions?
Perhaps there is some spyware in my startup registry, but I don't want to tinker around with that section because I'm not a computer expert.
Another note...I noticed one entry in the start up registry that I didn't recognize, that tried to gain access to the internet (ZONE ALARM alerted me to it). I didn't allow permission. Perhaps that is one clue.
Thanks, for any help you can give me.