Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:45 PM
I am using Windows XP. Recently, my computer was infected with a virus. I do not know how I got this virus, but I am sure there is something bad floating around my machine.
Threatening message appearing at the top of webpages when I use Mozilla such as
"18 Trojans WERE found on your machine! !!!FREE VIRUS SCAN!!! !!!Warning!!! your system is at risk! "
" Warning! Your system is in danger. YOUR COMPUTER IS IN need OF full scanning."
"Too many errors and faults WERE found in your system. Possibly that IT WAS THE RESULT of virus attack.YOU MUST scan your system."
Also, occasionally when I click on a link, instead of going to the intended page, the following will pop up in lieu of the webpage, even though the URL in the address bar is just as if I did go to the intended web page.
"Page cannot be displayed
* No connection with Internet.
* Some problems with server.
* Your computer is being attacked by a virus.
Please scan your system:
Conection problems diagnostics."
Also, occasionally a large amount of IE windows will pop-up on random webpages. I do not know the nature of the webpages that pop up. This IE pop up barrage freezes up my computer and if I am lucky I can get to Task Manager and end iexplore.exe before everything stops moving.
I have AVG Anti-Virus Free and have scanned the system with AVG numerous times. Clearly, AVG does not solve the issue.
I can not think of any further information that would help. i haven't really tried anything besides looking to suspicious names in my Task Manager, which always proves fruitless.
Please help. Thanks.