I am running Windows XP.
I think I am infected with Security Essentials 2010.
Here's what immediately pops up every single time I restart the computer:
After the countdown and clicking the left hand button, this comes up:
While I am on the computer, Firefox sort of works . . . I am infected with a redirect virus but I'm not worried about that right now . . . an old Netscape browser works just fine.
.Exe programs will not
work. This is very troublesome.
Each time I try to open one, I get a window like this:
Other warnings that pop up are all of these:
**** 1 of those 9 pops up on average approximately once a minute.
Sometimes 2 or 3 pop up at the exact same time.
Over the course of 1 hour, that's 60-70 pop ups that need to be closed.
A couple of them, when working in Normal Mode, are accompanied by a loud pig-kind of squeal sound.
I have run 4 different programs approximately 6 - 8 times each:
Norman Malware Cleaner
I've run them in Normal Mode and in Safe Mode with Networking. Nothing has worked. A couple of times, Norman Malware Cleaner somehow got Security Essentials to not be able to work. I could then use .Exe programs. Unfortunately that fix was not
permanent and now if I run Norman again, there will be no effect . . . like with all the other programs.
After running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, it showed SecurityEssentials2010
and it was "eliminated." But it wasn't -- upon reboot the same problem kept happening and running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware again showed, again, SecurityEssentials2010
To be able to use .Exe programs is essential to me.
This "Security Essentials 2010" needs to be eliminated.
If someone can help with that, I would truly be so grateful to you!!!