I have a problem that I canít figure out. Not sure if it is a virus or ad wear.
I know little about how to fix virus and how to explain my problem.
Three days ago I came home to my computer and noticed that my weather bug was popped up. I close the window out and I got a pop up that said I need to go to windows update and get a fix for a virus found on my computer. I ignored the pop up and closed the widow out by clinking on the X. At that time my internet explorer popped up with what looked like a official Microsoft windows update site. I closed that widow out by clinking on the X.
My computer started running very slow and locking up a lot. I have Norton 2006, GAINT Antispywear and Spybot Search and Destroy. I updated them all and ran the scans. Norton picked up nothing, Giant picked up nothing, Spybot picked up about 7 malicious spy wears and erased them. I rebooted the computer.
When it started back up it was still running slow and the pop ups were still coming. I then went to the Microsoft Antispyware Beta site and ran that program. It found about 6 viruses and deleted them. The funny part was as that program was running and found a virus; Norton would pop up say it found the same virus. I restarted the computer and it seams to be running fine BUT I still get the pop ups for the same thing that caused the problem.
I have ran all the anti virus and spywear programs again but they all say my computer is free of viruses and spywear.
If I click on any program no matter what it is I get a pop up. Last night I got a pop up for PartyPoker.
I have a cable modem, HP 1 year old running on XP with the service pack 2 installed. What have I done wrong????
Could anyone help me? I know very little on how to fix virus problem. I always let Norton fix problems for me. We have never had a problem before.
Edited by Mayor, 21 March 2006 - 11:15 AM.