When I did, the computer started to act wierd it closed the firefox windows I had open and shut down the computer. When I turned it on. It told me SUPERantispyware had a problem and needed to shut down.
So I said ok. Then I get a Microsoft shield that pops up telling me I have something called SPYWARE.ISPYNOW
I tried to use SUPER to do a scan but it kept giving me an unknown error. So I thought it might be SUPER thats giving me the problem so I removed it fom the computer.
I restarted and got the same error. So I tried to do a system restore. I can get all the way up to where it says CLICK NEXT and I do... but it does nothing.
I try getting on IE or Firefox and get this message in the window:
Insecure Internet activity. Threat of virus attack
Due to insecure Internet browsing your PC can easily get infected with viruses, worms and trojans without your knowledge, and that can lead to system slowdown, freezes and crashes.
Also insecure Internet activity can result in revealing your personal information.
To get full advanced real-time protection for PC and Internet activity, register your antivirus software.
We recommend you to protect your PC now and continue safe Internet browsing.
Click here to get full advanced real-time protection and continue browsing.
Continue to this website unprotected (not recommended).
I clicked on the link and it took me to a page. hxxp: //www.defender-review.com/?a=112 I probably shouldnt have but I downloaded it because upon more research found that that is a virus as well.
I've tried scanning with Malware Bytes' Anit-Malware but it wont start up.
I did however scan with a-squared free and now its showing the Personal Defender as a problem.
I'm having to use my house computer because the laptop is the one infected. I am using Windows XP SP 3. I use both current versions of IE and FIREFOX
Edited by quietman7, 01 December 2008 - 02:30 PM.