These messages continue to cycle every few seconds. Soon a "Windows Security Center" window pops up saying: "System files and register changing are detected. Your PC is under the threat of loss of data! It is recommended to start the guard scanner." Occasionally whenever I'm on Internet Explorer a movie advertisement will start playing with several other pop ups.
When this first happened, my computer froze. With no other choice, I restarted the computer. Unfortunately the computer never got close to even starting up. All I had was a blinking "_" in dos mode. I shut off the computer again, and waited for about a minute before turning it back on. My PC finally made it to the Windows screen, but now my desktop has drastically changed colors and design. It's now surrounded with blue/yellow/green/red rectangles all over.
I'm currently using Windows XP Home Edition. I'm scanning using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware software. Do you have any other suggestions?
**I also forgot to mention that I can no longer access Task Manager. A "Task Manager" window pops up saying: "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator."
Edited by leeri83, 10 January 2009 - 02:36 PM.