I swear, I've had more viruses in the last two weeks than I've had in the last 10 years of having a computer.
Anyhow... I've had quite a few viruses on several of my computers recently. Including AntiVirus 2008 XP, AntiVirus 2009 (both of which I removed with the MalwareBytes software I found on this site, for the removal of this virus, so thank you to whoever posted that entry), Virus Response 2009, and another that I don't have a name for but it completely disabled my work computer. According to the IT guy I had to hire, he had to wipe my computer and reload windows (twice), he said it was the worst virus he'd ever seen. Something about wiping my computer and starting from scratch and it still came back after the first try? Idk. Back to the subject... I searched google, but the few things I've tried did not get rid of it, including this:http://www.xp-vista.com/spyware-removal/vi...al-instructions
This virus is called Virus Response 2009... it resembles the AntiVirus XP 2008 and the AntiVirus 2009 that I've dealt with recently. Although I don't know how to remove this one, I use the MalwareBytes software and it doesn't recognize it. The software shown in the link above (SpyHunter, I believe it's called) says I have to purchase the software to use the 'remove' features, and I was hoping for a free way of removing this virus.
When it pops up and tells me to download the software to scan my computer, it takes me to virusresponse2009.com (not sure if that'll help out, or not). It pops up exactly like the AntiVirus 2008/2009 does, and tries to scan your computer, and make you download 'their' software, and it added 3 icons to the desktop, and actually erased the AVG shortcut icon that was on the desktop. That's about all I got from it, before I shut down the laptop and got on here.
If you need anything else, please let me know. I tried searching this site to see if this had been mentioned before but I didn't see anything.
Thanks again for all the help!! (past & present)