Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:43 AM
I'm not even going to be able to give you much information because I'm currently on my desktop computer, which is fine. My laptop, which is a Dell Inspiron 1545 has a virus. All of a sudden an error message popped up saying I was infected and that my virus protection was only for "evaluation" and that I needed to purchase protection. Of course, I thought it was a scam because I have Avast and I've had it for years. A couple of days ago my anti-virus siren sounded and I clicked on "abort connection" and ran a scan just to be sure. Today the same thing happened only this time pages started opening all by themselves and I cannot open a window that I want to open. It won't even let me open Paint Shop Pro to take screen shots of some of the many messages I've been getting. After trying to continue what I was working on I finally gave up and closed out of my mail program and am currently running Avast but I have an awful feeling that it's not going to work. I even had trouble opening Avast. I kept getting pop-ups telling me I was infected, etc. It would not let me open either of my Spyware programs, either (Malwarebytes and SAS). Does anyone have any ideas? I have a really bad memory so I can't remember much about all the pop-ups other than the screen that kept opening about purchasing protection. Oh, a porn site came up three times, too, and I've never been to a porn site. Help!!! I think I might have to call Dell on this one and I dread that call. I've never had anything this crazy take over my computer before. My computer is fairly new. I purchased it in March of 2009.
Edit: Moved from Vista to the more appropriate forum ~ Animal
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