About three months ago I was receiving popups from Norton that said my subscription had ran out. Knowing zilch about computers I ignored the messages, until I started getting a security message that said I should update (I can't remember exactly what it said). These messages would pop up everytime I clicked ok. So I decided to just leave it everytime it came up. Unfortunately sometimes even when I left the message alone multiple messages came up until I'd have to eventually shut down the computer. At this point I just thought they would go away.
However a week later I logged onto the computer and once I'd clicked on my user account a message came up..something to the extent of 'gllps could not be found, reinstalling the program may fix the problem,' I clicked ok and another message came up saying the same thing for the 'search and protect' program. I again clicked ok and opened up mozilla firefox. As soon as I did, multiple windows started appearing, none of which loaded my homepage. Naturally I closed down all the windows, but when I did this, literally 50 tabs opened up all of their own accord. This had happened to me before on an old laptop I used to have so I again I shut the computer down and restarted. This happened again, until eventually I decided to reinstall firefox.
At this point I also could not open msn messenger at all and so uninstalled it. When I tried to reinstall that too, I'd get this message..(I still do)..
The next day I log onto the computer and my desktop display has gone and has been replaced with a blue background that said my computer was being attacked. On the desktop there was a link that led me to 'PC Cleaner' that I actually ended up downloading. However it did a scan and then said I had to pay for it. So I decided to uninstall it. I then downloaded Hijackthis, but had no idea what to do with the results. SO additionally I downloaded AVG and search and destroy. AVG detected a load of viruses and trojans including 'psyme' and 'obfuskated.downloader'..I'd press the heal button but the program continually detected the trojans. I decided instead to run the search and destroy bot which did not detect obfuskated but did detect a whole bunch of others including 'smithfraud' and 'zlob.' However everytime I go to fix the problem the programme freezes on me. EVERY DAMN TIME. I've done this about 5 times today and for the past two weeks.
Anyway after a while I managed to restore the desktop and I wasn't getting any hassle from AVG, but today the blue background came back and now I keep getting these message...
......every five seconds.
And internet explorer keeps opening up. Which is funny because just the other week everytime I opened it my homepage would load up half way and then it would close down on its own.
Frankly I have no idea what is going. I just downloaded Removeit Pro..but that seems to have been scanning for ages. And has discovered yet again a different trojan by the name of 'fakeale'..I would appreciate it if someone could help me. And no I haven't got all these viruses from porn sites.
EDIT: Dammnit I knew I was missing something. I have windows XP. Thanks Ruby I'll try that.
Edited by NWO, 23 May 2008 - 09:21 AM.