Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:49 AM
The virus is probably not real, but the pop-up is just an scam to induce you to purchase a dubious program to get rid of this supposed virus.
Update your resident anti-virus and have it scan your hard drive; it will probably find nothing, but best to make sure.
Download, install, and update both Ad-AwareSE and Spybot Search and Destroy (boopme has provided the link to BC's list of freeware applications which will include both of these fine anti-spyware applications). Run both of these and let them delete all the malware they find.
If you still get that annoying pop-up, submit a HJT log to our great volunteer team of experts, who work with you to get rid of anything bad the log indicates.
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