Normally I'd check with my selection of virus scanners, BUT: According to people on various websites, Avast! Did some kinda nasty update(?) which detects many false-positives, many of these which come from Spyware Doctor, therefore Avast! has pretty much blocked off possibilities of using Spyware Doctor for the moment. I also have MBAM and SUPERantispyware, which I haven't gone to scan with yet as I'm trying to run a BitDefender online scanner, which still fails to update for me ^^; I will proceed to try Kaspersky in that case.
I've checked for redirects on google, no redirects. I did have a firewall but the ones I tried kept conflicting with my other programs, or they expired. I *should* be able to actually buy a good firewall now, seems more possible, but I don't have Paypal (yet) so I don't know where to go from there...also, if I do pay for a firewall, I'm going to be buying a laptop soon, and upgrading this computer's OS to Windows 7, so would I have to pay for two firewalls instead of one or something similar to that? Thankyou in advance :D I will reply or edit this post (if I can) with scan results.
UPDATE: BitDefender decided it didn't want to update, but...I got Spyware Doctor to work properly again! I'm now doing a full scan to see what pops up I haven't even tried to touch Avast! yet...
UPDATE: Oh joy of joys, computer froze again. I managed to pin-point what's making it happen. It appears to be the game FlyFF and/or Gameguard >.< it only happened today, so I'm not sure how I'm gonna get around it. This isn't the first time I had troubles with Gameguard (Firewall thought it was a hacker, Gameguard thought Firewall was a hacker, epic battle, Firewall wins) I emailed the tech support in case they are at fault. Also, when I upgrade to Windows 7, how will I back up all the stuff I want to keep (such as images and songs) and where will it go? This topic is beginning to get off topic if required please move it, I didn't intend to drone on to other subjects.
Edited by Mikazumi, 03 December 2009 - 10:46 AM.