I was browsing Deviant Art when it stopped loading the page, and directed me to an anti-virus hoax thing. I tried to close the page, but it wouldn't let me, insisting that I "scan now!" I opened Task Manager and my PF usage was at 1 Gig+, normal is 300-400MB. Waaayy slow. So I immediately ended that iexplorer process. When I opened up a new page, a pop up came up, saying my computer was infected, etc, I closed that process. Upon my next attempt at opening IE, I actually got a word in a search box, and before it could load the next page, another pop up. Sometimes when I close the pop up, it closes the separate IE window too, sometimes it doesn't. Each time the pop up is different, singles forums, antivirus, porn, etc. A scan by McAfee Security Center found nothing. Clearing temp files/etc does nothing. I checked my startup list in msconfig, nothing too weird there. I've always come to bleepingcomputer to check out weird files. I'm no computer wiz, but I've been able to keep this laptop working decently for 4 years, but I can't figure this out. Finally got around the pop ups/redirects long enough to download firefox. It's working fine, but I'm still concerned. *sigh* Help?
oh, and IE 7, I haven't recently downloaded any new programs before any of this started
Edited by katiebeth, 09 April 2009 - 01:53 AM.