In the hope that someone can help I am going to post. Please redirect me if this is inappropriate etiquette.
I got a warning screen saying that I had a bunch of viruses, and asking me to click to resolve them. I stupidly thought it was actually a part of Windows, but when I pressed the remove button a further warning screen came on saying something wasn't right, and not to proceed. And then my Norton protection software said that an attempt to infect me had been stopped.
Then I ran Norton and got a few minor infections stopped but nothing major.
Now the viruses have alarming names like Trojan Qoologic - Key Logger, and Magic DVD Ripper and Trojan Virtumonde etc etc.
Looking around the web it seems that these names can be associated with Fake Viruses set up to get you to download Viruses in the guise of Anti Virus software. In fact this may have been what the first attempt was.
My question is, how can I be sure I am not infected. Can I trust Norton? Everyone says not.
If I am infected how can I get rid of these viruses.
I am sure these are obvious, stupid questions, but any help in solving this would be much appreciated...
Edited by hamluis, 10 April 2011 - 04:05 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected.