I'm running windows Vista, unsure of build etc.
Symptoms are as in post title: Lots of windows-looking ads telling me I've got viruses and hackers everywhere. My AVG antivirus flaring up telling me that there is a trojan of type generic 18.* and flagging various *.tmp.exe's in my temp folder . Also random icons being created on my desktop, some are links to dummy porn sites, others are called 000troj.exe, 001spam.exe and 003spam.exe.
Normally I'd sysrestore -> safemode -> rescan -> delete, but on this occaision I didn't have any restore points (despite updating windows 2 days ago wtf?).
I've tried to isolate the problem, but not having much luck. There was also a suspiciously titled exe in my startup folder. It's now gone, but the problems have not diminished.
for you're viewing pleasure here's a ms paint mashup of some of the messages I've been getting.
Any help much appreciated
Edited by richandfamous, 16 August 2010 - 10:21 AM.