On my desktop I'm getting a succession of pop-ups in the bottom right hand corner. They are all similar in design and they each tell me that a program I have needs updating. (Java, Firefox etc etc). I suspect this is an attempted attack by a virus so I don't put my cursor anywhere near the box.
On startup the box has usually gone but soon another arrives telling me of the "outdated" status of yet another program.
I'm running Windows Defender and AdAware.
Anyone know how to get rid of these pesky notices?
I'm just as my name suggests, a neophyte, so I'm not trying to be your teacher. But have you tried to run Malwarebytes Anti Malware yet? At least then you might get an idea how bad things are. I fell for the fake "Update Flash" scam and that's when my problems started. I ran MalBytes and it found 6 PUPS (Potentially unwanted programs.) Then as a little adventure I decided to download Spybot to see how good it, too, would do in finding any malware files, but I downloaded the fake Spybot! (blockhead.) It literally took over my browsers by changing all the settings and, I'm sure, many other nefarious acts. Things were about as bad as they could get. I ran Malbytes again, and it found that I'd been infected with about 140 PUPs (Yuk!) If nothing else, it was a good diagnostic step, like going to the doctor and at least knowing what ya got. LOL What I needed was a special uninstaller, but I didn't know that at the time, so I ended up having to do a System Recovery on my 1 week old HP notepad.
Anyway, if you don't have Malwarebytes, you can download from this site under "downloads." If you download from here you'll be safe. If I didn't feel 100% sure about that, I wouldn't suggest it. It's easy, it's fast, and frankly, a little fun, too. Then again, nothing in life is really 100% sure.
Not much help, I know, but at least I didn't hurt ya. ;)
Edited by ComputerNeophyte, 04 October 2013 - 06:32 AM.