I receive warnings everyday that I have Blackworm and malware and click here to download a fix. My computer is slow, acts up, and I receive notices that my system will shut down because of errors. It has shut down unexpectantly and a blue screen appears with this:
I have Windows XP and dowloaded Service pack 2 a month ago after I was infected. I didn't have a toolbar and was receiving errors, so I downloaded something, which enabled me to have a toolbar, but I continue to receive notices that there are errors, and I am confusing myself here...
I downloaded Earthlink Protection, which has really made everything slower. When I scan, these are always listed in my cookies:
I delete them and when I log back on, I seem to pick them up again.
Also, the blocker asks if I should allow these things:
Generic Host Win32 services
I have been blocking them, not knowing what they are.
Any popups I receive look official and now I don't trust any of them. I am tempted to click on Sysprotect to correct errors, but I don't know if this is a hoax, too.
Is this problem something I can fix on my own? Perhaps I am having two sets of problems -- Service pack 2 and malware? Help! Thanks!
Edited to add: Oh, yes. I clicked on the Blackworm virus thing and downloaded the fix. When they wanted my credit card, I woke up, deleted the program. Right -- I think I deleted it.
Edited by fiddlehead, 05 April 2006 - 08:32 AM.