Hello all...I am new to the forum as I am seeking help for a problem with my 'puter.
I am on my work computer, but the problem is at home. I have an HP and operate with Windows XP. I accidentally clicked on something the other day (don't know what it was) and have had problems ever since. I use a program called Ad Aware as a virus scan, and there is something else that a friend of a friend installed for me (he's some kind of computer genius) and I've had no problems with junk email, pop ups and viruses. Well, until now.
When I'm on my computer, I keep getting pop ups. The top of the bar on the pop up says something about Aurora. Also, I keep getting messages from my anti-virus saying that I'm trying to access www.freewebs.com or something like that when I'm not. When I run my virus scan, I always have many MANY files that need to be deleted, and they always say something about HKEY. When I go to my temp files or my cookie files (I can't remember which is which) they have a lot of files that say email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org (it doesn't really say something it's just a lot of different things).
Does this sound familiar to anyone? From the bit of research I've done on the net, I've found that it may be adware? Or some kind of backdoor something or another...but I'm not computer smart enough to figure out any more