Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:07 PM
I'm currently doing my internship at school. Yesterday, a programme seemed to be installed onto the computer, but I didn't think anything of it as there was no folders/files added. At the end of the day, I left.
Today, after clocking in and switching on the com, I found a bunch of error messages stating that something/someone was trying to hack into the system, advising a full virus scan to be started. A lot of pop-ups were also on the screen. 3 new shortcuts were on the desktop, namely, Error Cleaner, Spyware&Malware Protection and Privacy Protector. Because the com was lagging really badly, I rebooted the com. After startup, I ran scanners from AVG, Windows Defender and Spybot - SND. However, midway through the scannings, the Windows explorer disappeared, leaving just the scanners running. Nothing could work and the scanners haven't detected anything of note.
I've also come to realise that the task manager can't be accessed in Safe Mode or in th Normal mode. The wallpaper will constantly change to a note stating that there may be virus or spyware infecting the computer. Please advice. Thank You.