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I have a desktop running Vista. I am not sure if this is related to my current problem but wanted to make sure it was included. Awhile ago I accidentally clicked a link on myspace and got a message stating that my pc was infected and if I followed the link on the page that the problem would be fixed and that the infection could not be removed by normal AV software. I figured that I was better off closing the page and scanning the PC. I have Macfee security suite. I updated and found nothing with a scan. Everything seemed fine but user accounts other than mine the first and only administrator have a hotkey button on the bottom toolbar. It has been at least a month and one of the users opened another myspace message(I do understand the common denominator of myspace and it is taken care of) and when the pc was turned on that afternoon it booted to the blue screen which stated an error. I finally got it to boot up. My network settings were all incorrect and I could not get online. When I finally fixed it, I logged on to my myspace account certain picture were gone. There was no indication that they ever existed just what ever was behind the picture was visible. I went to my laptop and logged on and the pictures were there. So I assume it is a problem with the desktop. I booted up later on and at one point the mouse did not work. Finally I tried a couple of restore's and nothing has helped. I felt as though I was protected and even if I was infected I took the right steps to correct it but I guess I was wrong so what do I need to do to fix this.
If you are browsing the Internet and a popup appears saying that you are infected, it is a scam that is being used to scare you into purchasing a piece of software, or disguising itself as an Anti-Spyware or security product.