Usually there are 2 random icons that keep on flashing with warning pop-ups that want me to download "their" virus removal programs, and then it randomly opens up one or two IE explorer windows directing me to an unknown site. So far I have stopped most of the "processes" (in the system manager that I could figure out were virus programs) however i still have a flashing yellow caution sign that keeps telling me to download their virus software.
So my problems are this,
1) how do I remove the annoying flashing icon(s)
2) how do I, in general, permanently rid of all the virus as I have only stopped them (they are also "startup" programs.
From what i have read thus far, I think the first step is for me to post something called like a Hjack report, then you guys give me some info that i need to save to my desktop before going into the good O'l safe mode, and then usually the steps change slightly with each person.
I really have no idea about how to go through the steps of removing the virus, but i am fully capable of navigating the PC and its software. The only reason why i cannot use a "restore point" is because I just spent 3 hours setting up a "WAMP" database that I really don't want to redo.
So you can probably just explain this whole removal process to me in "nerdy" terms rather than typing out lengthy explanations about how to preform each step.
Thank for the help!
(I'm currently working as tech support for the school in about 1 hour 12:10 EST), and then I will be able to keep a constant watch on this topic (check up every 5 minutes) for the following 5 hours after-words (Till 5:00pm EST), so I will be able to respond to your questions and responses within a matter of minutes)
Edited by Aanders5, 28 October 2008 - 10:27 AM.