ok first of all im so glad i found your site because searching through glossaries and all that is just too frustrating, its best to talk to a human (even if it is through a computer
). OK... i have Microsft AntiPyware Beta1 installed on my computer which i updated just before because of the new year and all, and i did i deep system scan and it turned up a few threas so i got rid of them and rebooted right. when i rebooted and came to the desktop my hdd file opened up all by itself, why did it do this, i rebooted again and it did the same, i dont know why it is doing it. ok so i updated the components on the anti spyware prgram and did another full system scan because i had pop ups trying to install things on my computer, but it did not find any threats. i know there is some sort of adware or something on my computer because i have links in my favourites bar that i did not add and cannot be deleted, some of them include travel, shopping, online gambling, adult match maker, etc. and when i go to a website or even just start up internet explorer another window pops up with an ad for onlinegamling casinos and stuff, it doesnt look like a pop up because it had a url at the top of the page and it looks like i have just opened it up myself.
another one is when i click on the favourites bar and try to delete the links that i did not add and do not want, a pop up comes up which is blank and it has a yellow bar at the top which says "active-x control is trying to install ....' adults only..' and 'online casino free access'.." why is this thing pooping up??
i have been running scans constantly for the past few hours and it just ownt detect this spyware program. how can i get rid of it and the links in the favourites bar. and how can i atop my HDD file from opening up automatically on start-up.
sorry the post is soo long but i really am in a big pickle here.
if you could possibly help i would be grateful.