Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:49 AM
Okay, I had a "Privacy Center" virus which is now gone after using Malwarebytes to remove it. I had trouble running that program though, it finally ran after changing the file name of setup and program files.
At the same time, I have had a "Google Redirect Virus" which Malwarebytes did not remove. When I click on the links in Google or Yahoo, it redirects me to completely random sites. To actually view the site, I have to copy and paste the link in the address bar. At times, pages take forever to load but do eventually. It won't even allow me to view some sites, it says restricted or incorrect address, etc. Today my computer has automatically restarted twice. Once when I ran a search from the start menu and the other time when I tried to run ZoneAlarm after installing. Now that program is nowhere to be found. It acts like it is getting worse by the day. I am running Windows XP Home Edition and am not a very savvy computer chick but can follow simple directions. This is my first ever forum post, normally I just copy what other people have done on forums. This time it is not working. Please Help, this thing is driving me nuts! I also use no firewall program except whatever Windows has on it, hence trying to install ZoneAlarm. I am currently using XoftSpy as my spyware protection and using RegCure and my registry cleaner. They expire in about 10 days. XoftSpy did not detect this thing. Also when my computer restarts, a popup says that Windows has incurred an error or something like that. There is no code, it just a close button. Another time upon restarting a popup said Windows cannot find 'C:\Program'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. Also, there is a red shield with white X in my system tray and everytime i tell it to enable my firewall, within 10 minutes or so it comes back saying there is no firewall protection. It has never done this before.