I am running windows 7 HP - 64 bit. I know I am infected ( or at least pretty darn sure of it).
1) I can't download anything. Whenever I try a bar comes up at the bottom of the screen showing percentage of download. When it hits 100% the writing turns red and the message reads "(whatever) contained a virus and was deleted." I've tried changing the file name before downloading with the same results.
This is the worse thing. I do not have a current antivirus installed and now cannot download one. Man I'm stupid........
2) I have a red flag on the pc security issues located on the right side of the task bar. It says I need to turn on the windows security center service. Every time I try to turn it on I get the error message "The Windows Security Center service can't be started." I've read that this can be fixed from the services section but when I go there the Security Center option is missing.
3) When I use google I get redirected to other websites (which I'm sure are leaving more viruses).
I hope all these problems are related. If not I'd be more then happy to try and fix them one a time. (Operative word in this sentence is try).
Thanks for reading,