First time poster here.
I am using windows xp. Yesterday I logged on to my pc and saw in the bottom-right corner tray a red icon for the windows automatic updates. It said "your computer may be at risk". It told me that my updates were set to off, when I usually have it on notify me.
Anyway, double-clicked on it and the windows security panel came up. I tried to change it to notify me, but it wouldn't allow me. It kept saying to go to control panel>system and do it from there. I then did as it says, but realised that from there it says that it isnt switched off, and actually on notify me. So I am assuming it's some sort of fake windows automatic update warning....?
I then ignored it, but it kept popping up and came everytime i restarted my pc.
After this I realised that my pc was running alot slower and when I was using internet explorer I was getting tonnes of pop-ups and web pages were either taking ages to load, or wouldn't load at all.
One of the pop-ups was called Anti-spyware master, which i googled and everywhere was saying it was a spyware.
I have tried using spybot search and destroy, ad-aware and even spyhunter 3; but the problem still persists.
I would really appreciate if anyone could help me out please.
Edited by basima, 11 June 2008 - 05:39 PM.