After his porn surfing disaster started, he said that one of the files tried to change something in the registry, he said he clicked block on McAfee, and that it tried to install a virus. I used McAfee and trend micro online virus scanner to try and root anything out but both came up negative for any virus's or spyware. Whenever I open up my internet, there is this toolbar that never used to be there called "Security Toolbar 7.1" And instead of going to my usual homepage (google) it goes straight to this link http://safesurfingpage.com/security/xp/ with a popup that says I need to update my computer with their software. I've tried resetting my home page but it doesn't work. I've also tried to find out exactly where it is installed, but it just shows me where the icons are installed, not the actual program itself. I've tried using the add/remove control panel option and did not see the programs in there. The 2 icons on my desktop are "Antivirus Scan" and "Online Spyware Test." The computer generally seems to be okay if a bit slow other than the internet
I'm pretty sure it did something to my registry, but I don't really know how to scan it. If anyone has any ideas that might help please let me know!
P.S. Accepting applications for a roomie who isn't a newb.
Edited by Pandy, 26 October 2008 - 02:19 AM.
moved from Win XP Home and Pro