Suddenly whenever I tried to click on a news item in Yahoo, I got a popup screen from : hxxp://pcspeedplus.com/scan/ that says "Critical Security Warning! Your PC was infected with self-replicating virus after Spyware attack. XP Micro Antivirus will per form a free scan of your PC to find all System Threats."
Then I went and "uninstalled" the new software.(I remembered seeing "pcspeedplus)
Meanwhile, my AVG Free software kept popping up with : AVG Detection: Threat: Exploit Rogue Scanner (type 831) Object name:pcspeedplus.com/scan/
Threat has been successfully removed.
AVG Detailed info: Severity: High
Identified by: Online Shield
Extended element info: Port: 80
Result: Object was blocked Type: URL
But it kept coming back!!
Next I got a red screen with the Internet Explorer icon at the top saying: Reported Unsafe Website: Navigation Blocked-Windows Interent Explorer provided by Yahoo
URL was showing as: hattp://hidefinstall.com.....etc.
The window showed: This website has been reported as unsafe
We recommend that you do not continue to this website.
I clicked on the link to go to my home page instead.
At that point I did a full scan with my AVG and Malbytesware software, which showed NO threats or problems.
I was advised by a friend that this may be a Trojan that's hiding, and I don't have the $200 plus to let the Geek Squad try to fix this. Do I have to wipe out my hard drive and start fresh, as someone suggested?
I'm 65 years old and don't think I can understand how to do all of the copying, and re-installing Windows 7. My computer came "pre-loaded" and I'm already dealing with some crazy high blood pressure with what I've already gone through so far. (I had this info in a file that I couldn't attach, and had the first attempt of posting this wiped all out.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 16 May 2013 - 04:45 PM.
Deactivated link and moved to AII from Windows 7. ~ OB