Suddenly my computer started getting a popup saying that my computer was being attacked. When I clicked "Yes" to block the attack, I was taken to a fake "AV" Antivirus website asking me to purchase this in order to remove the spyware.
Also, it will not allow me to run MalwareBytes - has a message saying "file infected". Can't run AVG antivirus or AdAware either or the Chrome web browser.
I tried to run HiJackThis and I got the same message saying "Cannot open - file infected".
The specific message of the antivirus is:
"Antivirus Software Alert -
Your computer is being attacked by an internet virus. It could be a password-stealing attack, a trojan - dropper or similar.
Details: Attack from: <various IPs that change>
Do you want to block this attack? Yes or No"
I cannot run programs that would allow me to take screenshots either - sorry I cannot provide these.
How do I get rid of this???
Here is my system info:
Windows Vista Home
Pentium Dual core cpu T4200 @ 2GHz
3 GB RAM
Thanks in advance.
Edited by phillipus_rex, 25 June 2010 - 11:32 PM.