Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:50 PM
I can't believe it! After all that scanning with legitimate antivirus programs, Windows ended up fixing the problem itself! Prior to this I had been relucant about updating to Service Pack1 because I had heard there were issues with it. Well, it asked me again last night, so I said, "What the heck. My computer is already"sick"". So I updated. Took a long time, too! Then late last night (early, early AM) I was on Mozilla Firefox and all of a sudden my computer decided to shut down. It asked me if I wanted to save my work first. When I got up this morning, I noticed that Windows had done several security updates in the wee hours of the morning. And, the AOL window came up. So I figured I would log in even though that crazy rogue virus hadn't been allowing me to do anything up until then. Well, what a pleasant surprise! No more fake antivirus pop-ups! AND, the last websites I had been visiting before all this happened were still there right where I left them! Amazing!
Can anyone explain to me what Windows was able to do that the dedicated antivirus programs, as well as my McAfee couldn't do? Heck, if I had known this, I would have updated to the Service Pack1 a long time ago!!
Maybe others of you here who have these crazy viruses might want to try it. Or check Windows to see if it does security updates.
Hallelujiah! What a great way to start the new year! Thanks to all who have helped me here, too.