Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:03 PM
Hi folks. I'm a reasonably proficient with computers, but can't keep up with all the details necessary these days.
I upgraded from XP to Vista - BIG mistake. I forgot to read the fine print that said the upgrade was best done form a clean hard drive... I will try Windows 7 when available - I can't stand the messages about something that has stopped working, but Windows is looking for a solution. I wonder if they have mirrors at Microsoft?
Today my laptop went nuts with unwanted IE web pages that pop up every now and then... I tracked it down to a Trojan/virus contained in MSA.exe - at least that is where the research has led me to date. I have edited it from the start menu and deleted all references in the registry. McAfee never found it. I have tried every site imaginable to locate a "removal tool" without success - although many sites point to Bleeping Computer as a valuable resource - so here I am... I'll be looking at the vast amount of information trying to sort out my current challenge.