XP Home Edition
I have Malwarebytes on my computer already and Hijackthis. I contacted McAfee and for $89.95 they will fix it, but I already bought the anti-virus so thats alll my $ they get. Please help!
Hi guys. i keep receiving this fake pop up alert. Here is the image to be more specific.
When i was about to post a introduction in this forums I received the pop up again. i noticed it mostly happens on forums.
Here is the image to be more specific.
- The window+Message
+ Inside site.
I am not sure when i received this message the first time. It was about a week before i think. I knew exe files were not safe to download. Something about the wordings kept me away from it. However i was getting really annoyed by this, and i thought it might be the site or some sort. When i was browsing a different forum,it came up again i accidently hit allow instead of dont allow, and then all was a horrible nightmare. It downloaded setup.exe and automatically activated a fake virus protector antivirus, asking me to register to protect my system. I knew this was a fake, and i immediatly started scanning with malaware bytes- Anti malaware. It detected some items and asked for a reboot and i did. When i logged back in normal mode, the virus was not gone. Instead it covered up the whole desktop with the program running. I couldnt run task manager or anything. I restarted in safe mode with networking and tht didnt do the trick either. The virus protector covered my whole screen. I couldnt even get access to the desktop. Then i logged in my laptop trying to find a way to get rid of this. I found somewhere to restart in safe mode with cmd. In the site it said to type this on the notepad
HKLM, Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,Shell,0x00000020,"Explorer.exe"
Save this as fix.inf to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad). Close Notepad.
In the command prompt type Explorer.exe and Press Enter. Windows Explorer opens. Locate the fix.inf, click right button and select Install. Close Windows Explorer.
In the command prompt type shutdown -r and press Enter. Your computer will be rebooted.
This is what i did. Exactly. And when i rebooted in normal mode. I logged in to my user account and everything was working well. The virus protector didn't pop up. So i assumed it was over. When i was trying to surf the net i noticed some weird things. For example in google. When you search for a person like michael jackson, usually there is a picture, a video, and more detailed stuffs in the search. But for some reason google didnt search that way for me.
This is what it looks like when i surf. You can see some difference from the classic google search.
Sometimes it displays title like <b> title <b>. I dont have a screenshot of that
And my browser is very very slow. I know my pc can be slow without malaware. but iam pretty sure this has something to do with it. It takes a long time to click a link from google search, and sometimes it takes me to some ad sites. I have to click 2 times to get redirected to the original site. Sometimes when i google search i see like goodclickads, google-analytics when redirecting, in firefox I am not sure if iam explaining myself well. But i really am trying to. im not really good with computers:(. If someone can please assist me with this , it would be greatly appreciated. A lot of people are suggesting me to do a complete reboot. But if theres any other way to remove this Please suggest me. i have subscribed to this forum section, so i will be quick to respond.
Version- Windows Vista
Browsers- Safari, ie. Deleted firefox and googlecrome
Anti virus- ESET Nod 32 Anti virus
Also: Malwarebytes- Anti Malaware and superantispyware installed
Thanks in advance