Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:16 AM
Hi there, I am new to the forums but I will try to explain what's going on with my computer. I use Windows XP Pro 2002 SP3 and I am getting a message from the Windows Validation Tool saying "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting". Also I have been getting random audio ads popping up very frequently, ads from Lysol, Tyson and a few other odd ads. I have tried everything I can think of to rid myself of these problems. I use Avast for an AV and it found nothing. Also, I scanned with Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, SuperAnti-Spyware, Spybot, and ran CCleaner and all have found nothing so far, so I'm starting to get worried that whatever it is has embedded itself deep within my computer because it is still there. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated, thanks!