Posted 27 March 2006 - 01:53 PM
Look up "WinFixer" on Wikipedia if you haven't but need the info; I found the article helpful.
I have had a problem called WinFixer on my computer for several weeks now. It manifests itself by numerous pop-ups, dialog boxes and advertisments that my pop-up blocker and Internet Explorer never blocked. These said that my computer was infected with a "blackworm" virus and that I should install, run and buy this program called Winfixer to fix it. I knew it was garbage, so I just closed out the ads and figured it was a one-time thing.
Yet they kept coming up. So much that I stopped using Explorer and switched to Firefox, which helped to stop the problem. After the first pop-ups, I noticed the amount of spyware that was getting on my computer was accumlating fast. I ran both Ad-Aware and Spybot everyday to try to keep on it.
Now I can't run either program. Ad-Aware only starts scanning for less than 30 seconds before my computer restarts itself. Spybot suddenly stops saying "user aborted scan" and I can't remove anything it did find. My anti-virus software can't find ANYTHING wrong. But my computer's general performance has been taking a slow nose dive since I first encountered WinFixer.
If anyone could help me, it would be really appreciated.