Posted 07 January 2011 - 09:48 AM
OK, I think the problem started on December 1st or 2nd and I have been stubbornly trying to remove this with my virus software and malwarebytes. I had brought my son to work with me for the day and he spent all day on facebook and clicking on links associated with it. Later that evening I found the computer locked up. The computer is a laptop I use at my shop and I have quite a few other regular people that come thru the shop that use it to look stuff up. So it's hard to pin down exactly when it happened.
Anyway, since then I have been constantly getting "registry virus scanner" pop-ups, a pop up for a wal-mart gift card and some google money scam window that won't close unless I shut down whatever I'm using for the internet, either firefox or internet explorer. Along with that my malwarebytes will not update and the only way I can get my virus software (microsoft security essentials) to update is if I go directly to the site and download it. Every time I download and update for the virus software it catches a trojan or 2, then by the next day the problem is back to where I started.
I also get the blue screen of death occasionally along with a message when I go to log in that says "The Group Policy Client failed the log in and access is denied." At that point I have to restart the computer to get it to log in. The last time I tried updating malwarebytes, this morning, I got an error message of "PROGRAM_ERROR_UPDATING (5, 0, Create File). I'm trying to think if there is anything I may have missed, but I can't think of anything at this time
Thanks in advance for any help