Posted 23 October 2005 - 03:02 PM
See my reply to your original post.
Whenever you see a popup (unless from something you have installed on your computer like your anti-virus) that tells you that you have a virus and leads you to some site for a download, your computer has become infected.
Never download anything recommended by these popups. For that matter, never install ANY application without doing a Google search for information about it.
Your first steps are always to:
1. Run your AV (usually in "safe mode") If your AV identifies the malware, but cannot remove it, then check the company's site:- - -most of these have a searchable database of trojans, etc., that contain special instructions to remove them.
2. Run whatever anti-spyware applications you have, also in safe mode.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.