While I was surfing I came across a website that was infected with malware (or at least I think so, I got a warning message) and after a minute or so a notification appeared in my task bar: 'Security warning: malicious program has been detected. Click here to protect your computer'
I clicked the link and then a window appears (windows-like interface) with a program called 'Spyware protection'. It allowed me to do a scan of my computer, and identified 69 threats. Then another window popped up, in order to remove these files I had to purchase a license. Meanwhile: a pop up appears continually in the taskbar telling me that file so and so is infected by W32/Blaster.worm
I think it is a fake antivirus program, but could not find any entry about it on the Internet or on this forum.
I wanted to follow the steps of the preparation guide for use before using malware removal tools, but I can not enable my (McAfee) firewall (When I click to turn it on, it is immediately turned off). Furthermore, I can not run the malicious software removal tool.
Can you please tell me how I should proceed?
Thanks a lot!
Edit: I've run my computer in safe mode, run 'malwarebytes malware' and that has solved the problem (or at least it seems)
Edited by mvj0901, 09 January 2011 - 09:52 AM.