I was browsing the internet via google searches with Firefox. I hit a malicious page, Knowing better than to click anywhere on the pop-up I tried to close Firefox and could not except with Taskmanager. Restarting Firefox brought back the same malicious page as if I had quit FF and told it to save the pages. I got careless and clicked the damn fake security scan popup (long Day). Using several tools I cleaned up the computer, Super, Mbam, Spybot, AVG, Etc.. It seemed to blow right past Teatimer (Bad Teatimer!)
Since then when I go to save a file in FF it isn't populating the name, I have to type it in. IE does not seem quite right.
No redirects or anything like that.
When I try and install IE8 it doesn't work right. This could be a interaction with Forcefield.
Firefox, does not successfully update, NoScript add on does not seem to be working etc.
These problems are on my General use Desktop computer XP Home, That I do browsing internet, email, Video capture and encoding on.
If I have to wipe & reload I will it would be a pain installing all the Video software. Since it would take a couple of Sundays to do that I'm trying to avoid reloading.
I'm not sure if the Virus changed something I haven't thought to check or if there are some stealthy traces hanging around in the system.
I have switched over to using a cheapo laptop Bought Back in November for my online banking, Bill paying and Income Tax filing and no email or browsing or any other activity on that laptop. I feel fairly secure that way.
I rate my Computer skills as above average FWIW. I started building my own back when the 8088 was king.
Should I be here, In the Am I Infected or another Sub Forum?
Edited by rotor123, 15 March 2010 - 03:42 PM.