Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:08 AM
So over the weekend the computer was apparently infected. I'm not sure how, but it appears that other people on here have had similar issues.
Reading over theirs the suggestion was to download MalwareBytes, which I have done. I haven't installed it yet as I am finishing up my second run of AVG 7.5 Network Edition. Once I am done with AVG do I just turn that off, restart, and install the MB and follow the directions?
On my first scan 5 viruses were found. Thusfar on this one just 3:
but I am still in the middle of scanning
Mostly I'm getting the fake anti-virus pop ups, but also some random ones as well. All are coming through IE, so I opened IE and turned on the pop-up blocker, which has helped a tad. Also there is a red shield in my tray with a white X on it, having never seen that shield before can I assume that is one of the viruses? So far it has not affected my computer as far as speed and I can open everything so far without problem.
Over the weekend (I was not at work) apparently my boss tried everything he could to "fix" it . . . but now I have all of this crap downloaded on the computer that is SO not necessary (Google desktop? Seriously was that necessary?), and he knows even less about computers than I do, thus I fear he's made stuff worse (he admitted to "running" the fake virus protector multiple times over the weekend . . . lovely).
You will have to forgive me as I am pretty computer illiterate but definitely willing to learn, and definitely NEED to learn to get this cleared up!
Thank you so much for any help!!