Posted 27 November 2005 - 06:19 PM
Well I dont know where to really start. Im on a Dell, run Windows xp, and use IE.
I think I cut and pasted an address from a spam email out of curiosity and think this caused my problem with Winfixer popup and computer freezing. It is now worse after I bought and installed Norton Internet Security 2006.
I had McAfee prior to this and since most of it was no longer active I uninstalled it with Norton. I did two full scans with Norton, found one problem and deleted it.
I also did a spybot scan and Ad-Aware scan. One of them, not sure which, found over 100 files to quarantine. I did so. But Norton asked me to delete everything before it would install so I allowed that. Cannot tell you much more.
So, sometimes when IE is open I get a Winfixer popup, not sure at first what it was all about and it clicked ok. It didnt seem to do anything. I have since been clicking cancel or on the x in upper right corner. It usually takes over whatever IE site is open and crashes everything or freezes everything. I can usually hit the x close in upper right on the original IE window after multiples are open and can start over. Lately after Norton is installed, I am getting freezes and have to use a hard shut down and restart. The system is slow now.
I did see some advice elsewhere on this site that advised to go to start, run, and controlmgr (i think) to see what was possible to close. I emptied recycle, temp internet files and somethine else, forget, sorry.
Still have the problem.
I have printed out bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic18610.html but am afraid to continue since it is not my post and im not sure what to do next.