Hi! I use windows xp and I encountered this problem around 2pm august 31st. First, an "anti virus" program downloaded onto my desktop when i was trying to download something else. I knew it was fake, but as soon as i tried to go to delete it my computer froze. I restarted in safemode to remove it, however the uninstall option in the fake anti virus' folder and the uninstall option in the add/remove programs did not work, so i went into program files and deleted it myself. however, when i restarted the wall paper changed and left this message:
Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!
Warning! Win32/Adware.Virtumonde detected on your computer
Warning! Win32/PrivacyRemover.M64 detected on your computer
it is like the problem i found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/164439/windows-warning-message/
Whenever i change the wallpaper, if i restart it then the wallpaper just comes back. All restore points were deleted, and my desktop options are gone. Sometimes while im using the laptop, the mouse starts acting funny, then there is a sound followed by the laptop freezing. Other times, the laptop will run without freezing. Also, althought it sounds dumb, im positive that the virus is doing its best to keep me from fixing this problem by blocking out forums such as this one. When i searched the problem using my laptop, i saw many links with solutions, however if i clicked on any of them then it loaded to a random site. So then i used my friend's laptop to search solutions and i found many programs to download, such as the one in topic164439 i just posted. So i typed the link for the program into my computer, but it says unable to connect, to all three of them. i've tried typing the links to other programs i saw in other threads but i got the same result. I dont know how its keeping me from visiting certain pages. So far i was unable to visit Online Virus Scanner, HijackThis.exe, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, SS&D, Ad-Ware 2008, ComboFix and the other progammes that were recommend. I am currently using my friends laptop to type this because i cannot visit this site on my laptop.
I need my laptop for school and I hope someone can help me. I sincerely appreciate any effort anyone can put into this.