So, I seem to be experiencing the same problem as the poster of +THIS THREAD.
(Which is why I'm posting in 'Am I infected.') While googling my problem, I came across this forum and decided to sign up.
I wasn't sure if I should just piggy-back on that thread or not, (I thought people might be less likely to look
at a topic with a bunch of replies) but hopefully, this can be merged with it if it needs to be.
And sorry in advance if I should have replied there.
I'm using Windows 7 (Home Premium) on my laptop.
Recently, Flash hasn't been working, so videos won't play.
Whenever I try to install the update, it gets 66% of the way through and then says "lost connection."
I've tried multiple times with no success.
I've also had the problem the other poster mentioned of ads popping up more frequently.
The only other particularly strange thing I noticed recently, was that after a Windows Update a few days ago,
when I clicked on System Restore/Create a restore point, it opened one of those yellow Unknown Publisher warnings about System restore. And I know that's not supposed to happen. It seems to have stopped since then, though, but I thought it was odd.
I haven't actually restored my computer since this has happened though.
Anyway, it seems likely that my computer is probably infected.
So I'm guessing I'll need to walk through the steps as that other poster did.
I just didn't want to try following it without someone telling me I'm doing the right thing.
Thanks in advance to those who read this and take the time to help.
Edited by anyroad, 13 December 2014 - 04:30 PM.