Of course I restarted after that and then decided okay I probably should get a different antivirus software considering that it didnt protect me from that one virus. I downloaded spyware doctor with antivirus and uninstalled AVG in compensation. Big mistake on my part as then my computer got wacky. After exitting all my programs and problems with windows explorer I finally was able to system restore my computer.
Problem is I can't access any of the files in my computer or certain programs. Says permission denied and I'm the computer admin. Also, I repeatedly hear some ads play on my computer without seeing any and I realized it was coming from my Internet explorer. I deleted my history and watched as the history was piling with websites like findcute.org and search.lovethings until it just got on my nerves. I dont even see Spyware Doctor anymore but right now I'm repairing my AVG to run a scan. Please tell me if you know whats wrong with my computer and how to fix it! I dont want to reformat my computer and lose all my files!
I was told it might be a rootkit but I wanted to be sure before I did anything rash. I'm new so I'm not sure if I posted in the right place but please help!
Aso, using a HP pavilion with a windows vista and amd turion 64x2
Edited by Lady Shadow, 22 April 2011 - 12:56 AM.