Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:37 PM
I was using Google Chrome (I usually use Firefox but I was mixing it up a little) and all of a sudden my McAfee virus scan located a bunch of trojans on my computer and removed them. Then, Chrome proceeded to close and the little red circle with a white cross appeared, saying how my computer has been infected, yada yada, seems like a pretty common problem after searching "red circle...". A warning box pops up every few minutes saying:
"Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. You (*sic*) private information and PC safety is at rick. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need (*sic*) update your current security software. Click OK to download official intrusion detection system (*sic*) (IDS software)"
I close this window rather than hitting OK.
Anyway, similar to others who had this problem, I can't open task manager, nor can I open Chrome anymore, because it says both files are infected, and it says I need to activate my antivirus software. Whenever I turn on my computer, a box appears that says I need to download new spy-ware removal software or whatever, and that the problem is a 5 on a scale of 0 to 5.
McAfee and Ad-Aware haven't done much, the little red circle is still there with the balloons saying "click here to protect your computer!" and I still can't open task manager or chrome.
Can someone help me remove/fix this?
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum, as suggested by the member below. ~ Animal