A couple of weeks ago my computer became infected with the Total XP Security virus. I had to use my other half's computer to download Malwarebytes Antimalware as the virus wouldn't let me connect to the internet on this machine. Anyway - I ran a full scan and deleted the virus and then thought that would be the end of it.
Then yesterday I started being redirected to strange websites when clicking Google search links. I can see this is a widespread problem an have tried a few things to get rid of it (gleaned from this board):
* Updated my Malwarebytes and performed a quick scan (nothing detected)
* Downloaded Windows Defender and performed a scan(nothing detected)
* Downloaded Avira Antivir and performed a scan (nothing detected)
At the moment it would seem that the virus isn't causing too many problems (altho when I logged in this morning I was told my Skype password wasn't recognised and also had a pop-up from Avira telling me I shouldn't be logged in as an administrator as it was risky - not sure if this is related or not?) but I really would like to completely rid my computer of it once and for all!
Many thanks in advance for your help
Edit: Sorry just realised I forgot to put my system info. I'm on a Samsung Netbook with Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3.
Edited by mrslister, 03 May 2010 - 03:17 AM.