Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:12 PM
I started to get a message pop up on me while online and on different websites that states: "This is a Security Alert! You have been infected by Malware,Spyware,Virus,Trojan, or Worm. Please click continue to scan your computer!" or "Malware,Spy-Ware, or a Trojan, has been detected on your computer. Click on continue to scan your computer with .........."
I have recieved several messages like this the past two days. Every time, I click to cancel or to escape/close the message. Sometimes the message keeps comming back several times in a row. I forget the 3 different names of anti-malware programs that have been used in the pop-up alert messages.
I have scanned my computer with: SUPERAntiSpyware Free, Spybot S&D Free and McAfee Security Center (Virus Scan, Personal FireWall, Anti Spam, Site-Advisor *, and Parental Controls **) *= Site Advisor is Disabled due to conflicts with IE web browser, **= Do not use the Parental Controls. All have been recently updated and have found nothing except cookies. I did the SUPERAntiSpyware Free and the Spybot S&D scans on Deep or full scans. THey found nothing except cookies. I also have recently did a scan with: a squared free. That only showed cookies. That also was updated before doing the scan.
I have Cable Internet Access which is constantly on. So When I turn on my computer I have instant Internet Access. The sites I have visited, I have not had any previous problems with. Is there any online scanners that will do a more thorough scan that may find something that the others may have missed?
Also, What type of Malware would or could be causing this?
THank you ahead of time for your answers.