After that pop ups started coming non stop and the thing again about the virus and then a box with a yellow exclamation point, well like a dummy I again clicked that thinking it was authentic Then I started noticed the red circle with white x in the system tray...then all of a sudden my desktop went red with a well i guess it was a biohazard symbol, saying that I didn't have privacy protection or something. I definitely didn't click this time ::sigh:: I was trying to do some searches on what to do and it kept popping up internet explorer with spyware stuff even without me clicking anything right before. Well I had someone tell me to do a restore so I was able to get there BUT it only had a restore point as of yesterday morning and it wouldn't go back any further. I was advised to go ahead with it because it would help. I did the restore and restarted, when it started back up my desktop was back to normal, only now I had 3 new icons for error cleaner, privacy protection and I believe something about spyware. UGH then the pops up started again and the warning message about having the worm and needing to get rid of it.
I tried again searching but after a while of popups I lost all my desktop and tool/taskbars! it was just black. I also did scans but came up with nothing! I restarted in safe mode and did scans and still nothing. I finally restarted one more time which brings me to now. I signed in under guest to hopefully be able to complete my task of finding some help.
I don't know what has happened, it was working fine up to yesterday. Only thing I can think of is when I restarted the computer, it must have just launched it into a whirlwind of infection. I was on my way to bed when I restarted the computer around midnight and haven't been to bed yet because of trying over and over to get somewhere. I hope I have explained enough of what is going on to possibly get some much needed help.
Thanks in advance,
forgot to add that my games are gone from desktop and I believe gone from programs list as well. I think there might be a couple left, but around 90% are gone..possibly other things gone and I just haven't noticed yet
Edited by lilmonkiesmama, 25 April 2008 - 08:23 AM.