The background on my desktop turned a nice blue with a whole bunch of 1's and 0's and red letters across the screen saying something like "Warning. You're in Danger. Your computer has been infected.......blah blah........Remove All Spyware from your computer.
I got a couple of icons on the taskbar that I don't think were there before. Balloons pop up from one that looks like a padlock and say ".....CCSVCHST.EXE is infected....." or ".......userinit.exe is infected........"
I also got a new "shortcut" icon on the desktop for an application called "System Tool 2011". I know I didn't install it.
Windows keep popping up seeming to indicated some kind of virus scan or something is going on. Looks like the Application Software on these windows is "System Tool" (related to the new desktop icon?). If I do anything to these windows, I'm invited to purchase "System Tool"
Can't seem to execute any application software EXCEPT Firefox (and I have internet access). Tried a few things in control panel like "system restore" but it wouldn't even execute the command to start the process of restore.
I should point out that this only happens in ONE of my user accounts/desktops which also happens to be the only one designated as an "Administrator" for the computer. In the other User Accounts, it seems like I can do pretty much anything including executing standard application software. I decided to try doing a system restore from one of the other non-administrator accounts and it actually was able to go all the way through the restore process but it didn't repair/fix any of the problems.
Seems obvious that some kind of Malware has ended up on my computer and I need help.
Edited by hamluis, 16 December 2010 - 07:58 PM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.