This is the first time I've had a virus so I'm a little new to the technical terms and am trying to follow the advice given on this forum.
(BTW - the advice has been v clear and easy to follow - thanks!!)
I have had the 'Protection System' virus since yesterday (the one that masquarades as an anti-virus). I havent accepted anything nor bought it but it keeps putting distasteful shortcuts on my desktop, has cut me off from the internet, disabled some of my own scanware and keeps putting up pop-ups pushing me to buy it.
I read your threads and tried to install the Malwarebyte' Anti-Malware but it won't run and closes after 5 seconds. I then ran a CD with AVG as suggested on one of the threads. After this ran, I still was unable to run the Malware software - even in safemode.
I am using my friends computer and have downloaded the DDS screen saver and have managed to run it on this (healthy) PC and obtain the log files with ease. On my PC I have tried several times and rebooted, but no logs are being produced. Indeed after some time of trying - even that welcome message isnt displayed and it just closes without warning.
I dont really know where to go from here. Im not overly technical so I dont know if there is somewhere I should be looking to start with. Any help would be much appreciated.
PS I am running on Vista.
Edited by The weatherman, 20 October 2009 - 06:18 PM.
Moved from HJT to a more appropriate forum. Tw