I have the latest free version of AVG installed and when I ran a scan on it, it didn't detect any problems and my firewall is turned on. My internet is turned on but it won't let me access it (I am on another computer to access this site). I downloaded PC Tools Registry Mechanic which found 160 registry errors, and the trial version is not able to repair any of them.
I then downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-malware but when I attempted to run a scan it started and then the page simply disappeared. Now when I click on the icon on the desktop to run it, it says Windows cannot access it as I may not have permission to access it.
My desktop background has also disappeared and been replaced with a message that says: Your system is infected! System has been stopped due to a serious malfunction. Spyware activity has been detected. It is recommended spyware removal tool to prevent data loss. Do not run any application before Spyware removed.
Please help! I want to get rid of the spyware without paying for software to remove it if possible!
UPDATE: I have removed Anti virus 2010 manually by deleting it in Control Panel because it is what has caused the problem with my internet. Before I installed it, I could access the internet. When I restarted my internet, the error message disappeared and my desktop has returned and my internet now works, but I don't trust that my computer is completely safe so I am wondering what I should do now.
Edited by LucyC, 25 September 2010 - 06:07 PM.