Im a new person here so I'm sorry about posting this in the wrong area. I heard that this was a good place to get help on the various problems some may have with their computer.
I was surfing the web one day and encountered a movie clip that I wanted to view. When I brought it up, it said that I needed to install a codec to view the video. When I clicked the link to install the codec, I immediately was given a system Alert error of a question mark in the System Tray. Also, a AntiVermins program tried to open. I told my Virus Program (System Suire Professional 6) to not allow it to access my network. I used the add or Remove Programs tool in the Control Panel and Uninstalled Antivermins.
This did not get rid of the icon in my tray, which tells me periodically that there is something infecting my computer, but my Virus and Spyware scans have come up with nothing. Also, when i brought up my Internet explorer, it hijacked it and took it to a security site.
But, my problems have gotten worse. The icon in the system tray is now a Yellow triangle with a exclamation mark and tells me every two minutes I have malicious software and "click this balloon" to install antivirus software. And when I try to bring up IE, it opens for a couple seconds and closes out on itself. I desperately need help. It would be greatly appreciated.
Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by Animal, 03 January 2007 - 12:48 PM.