I have no idea what happened. This morning everything was fine, but now...I don't know what to say! A program called "Antivirus soft" appeared and kept on giving me these annoying pop ups saying that my comp is infected with a million viruses. I know it's a bogus software and it's in fact a virus. I can't even access any websites on internet explorer. I'm also redirected to these disgusting adult sites. Norton is doing a scan but it can't seem to detect this virus. I tried installing hijackthis and 2 other free antivirus programs, but this stupid virus won't allow me to open those programs. I can't access my control panel or the task manager either. OMG! Whoever created this virus should [maybe I should stop here]. Can anyone help? What should I do? I haven't tried safe mode yet...will that help? I don't know much about fixing computers...thanks for any help!
Ok btw I'm on Windows Vista, using a relatively new laptop.
I also did some search on "antivirus soft" and it actually has a website asking you to pay like $50 to get its bogus software. What a scam. I also read on another site that it's difficult to get rid of this virus.
Also I don't even know what to do even if hijackthis works. It looks really complicated from other peoples' posts. I am totally new at this...I'm wondering am I better off clean-installing my whole computer?
Update: I tried installing malware bytes and I renamed it "zztoy.scr" according the other post but I still can't open it.
Edited by sunnysky, 09 February 2010 - 06:51 PM.