A few days ago, my pop-up blocker seemed to stop working when I got a pop-up for an online university. After that I got pop-ups everytime I used the internet. It'd happen everytime I went to a new page. Finally, today, my computer went to hades and decided to manifest a virus/malware/whatever. I can't change the background on my computer. The background is blue and has an image that reads "YOUR SYSTEM IS INFECTED! System has been stopped due to a serious malfunction. It is recommend to use spyware removal tool to prevent data loss. Do not use the computer before all spyware removed." There is also a red circle in the lower right hand corner of the computer with an X in the middle of it that keeps spewing out warnings and such. When I click on it, it brings up a fake AVG program and does a scan. (I cancel each scan because I know it's a scam). I've tried Spybot: Search & Destroy, it didn't help much, I tried Lavasoft Ad-Aware, it did NOTHING, and I tried Dr Web, and it removed a couple of trojans. We tried running the removal programs in save mode, and it didn't help either. Here is a list of other problems:
-I cannot run Task Manager ("Application cannot be executed. The file is infected. Please run your anti-virus program." or something that effect).
-If I hit ctrl+alt+delete, it brings up the fake virus scan again, and an icon pop-ups on the screen that corresponds with it.
-I cannot run the paint program. (I tried to upload a screen shot to show y'all what my desktop looked like, and I got the same message that pops up when I try to run the task manager).
Please help. T_T
Edited by Tasukete, 16 November 2009 - 11:43 PM.