Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:51 AM
Hi There Everyone!
I arrived here after I clicked on a foolish link that seemed to unleash something bad into my computer. Basically, once I clicked on the link my computer shut down almost immediately. After that, my computer's performance was generally slower (start up, opening applications)...and something just don't happen at all (opening task manager, shut down (sometimes)). And the most tell tale thing - I get pop-ups at various times in the web browswer. These happen in several ways. Sometimes a "Webhp" site opens up that looks exactly like the Google search page. Sometimes random pop-ups just appear (both when my browser is open and when it isn't). And sometimes a link I click on from a Google search re-directs to one of the pop-up pages. This whole has not entirely rendered my computer useless...but, it is a major pain to get anything done on that computer now. It's in need of help.
Oh...it is a Gateway GT 5012 running Windows XP with all updates current.
Anyway, I guess that's more of an introduction to my problem than to me... But, I didn't figure I'd bore you with tale of my personal story.