I was surfing the web yesterday when suddenly up pops a warning window from what I thought was my windows security program, although I was immediately suspicious. Got all the usual messages I'm sure, "29 security threats identified on your computer" "Download and run scan to protect your system" blah, blah blah.
Because I was suspicious, I hit the "red X" to close the program, and the crap hit the fan. Since then -- I was using Firefox -- as my browser, I was suddenly switched to Internet Explorer and couldn't use Foxfire anymore. My Applications won't open normally, I can't get online, etc. so I did a search, found "bleepingcomputer.com" downloaded Malwarebytes free Malware remover, ran the program as instructed copied the logs, etc., and was told by Malwarebytes, my computer was clean and everything had been corrected, removed, etc. As a precaution, I ran the program again, it did it's search and came back clean. Then I tried to run AVG and couldn't open the application. So, I rebooted my system and figured I'd do a complete scan (1hour53min). I was able to start AVG by right-clicking on the program icon and selecting the "start" command instead of "open" or "run with". I did an entire system scan 400,000 plus files and AVG reported zero threats found.
I'm lost. Don't know what to do, can someone have mercy on me and help?
I am running windows XP on a first generation Dell XPS system. Tell me what else I need to provide you with and I'll get it to you ASAP.
Thanks, in advance, for any response.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 21 March 2010 - 05:20 PM.
Move to AII as no logs posted. ~ OB