First, I'd like to say that I searched and didn't find any topics similar to this, so if there has been one, I'd love to be redirected.
Second, I'm not really sure where to put this, so I chose here, and I hope that's alright.
Now, the problem I'm having:
I recently suffered numerous malware and viruses and worms, but I fixed my computer! (I was very proud of myself.)
I've always had this problem, however. I had AOL 9.0 and I just uninstalled it (within the last week) and searched for all "anotify" files and deleted them.
But the pop up still comes up.
"Active Update 9/2/2009 11:50 AM
The following update is ready to install.
Security Update - Critical: AOL has identified a security vulnerability that can be used to execute malicious code. To correct, install this update. You may need to shut down applications and restart your computer. Click here[linked] for details."
So then after deleting the anotify files, I restarted my computer today. Now all of my plug-ins for AIM 6 (I've not updated this to the new one, and I installed this separately from AOL 9.0) are missing and I have to get them back.
My operating system is XP.
I don't think it's spyware because I've researched it and found out it's a legitimate update from AOL.
My only question is - I've deleted and uninstall everything AOL, except for AIM, so why does this still keep popping up, and how do I get rid of it?