This morning, while on the internet, i got endless uncloseable pop-ups and shut my computer down wrong by holding down the start-up button. when i booted back up later on that day, and went to go into Internet Explorer, my homepage, Yahoo, wouldn't load and i got several pop-up notices saying such things as:
MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ RUNTIME LIBRARY and below the heading it said Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE - "This application had requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information. And when i click okay, Internet Explorer closes.
I've also gotten messages saying: "Low Virtual Memory" and that windows was going to take care of it and expand the memory, or something along those lines.
A final message I received was that the "Paging File is too small for this operation to complete."
I don't know if this is a virus because it resulted from pop-ups and improper shut-down and happened so spur-of-the-momently, but I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me. I can use all programs on my computer except the internet, and I'm using a laptob at the moment for internet access.
I would greatly appreciate any help, or an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you very much. -Sean