some hours later i started recieving pop ups on my desktop basically telling me my computer was in danger and i should download a program immeadiately to put a stop to it. i kept being diverted to websites for anti virus software but didnt download anything. i ran a virus scan and spyware scan but turned up no results.
i believe "softcodec" was the file causing the problems but couldnt get rid of it.
in the end i restored my computer to the previous days state and the problem appears to be solved.
my question is
"has restoring my computer really solved the problem or is there something burried deep in my harddrive that could now be performing other stuff without me ever knowing?"
"have i done irreversable damage by ignoring zone alarms advice and allowing something to get past my firewall?"
"could someone be just waiting for me to use personal banking information online and steal my details?"
any advice would be most welcome but please keep in mind i am not great with computers.
Edited by hollywood, 10 October 2006 - 02:40 PM.