I let my roommate use my computer last night and he picked up a nice little something for me. My desktop has turned white and has a fake window open that says "Warning! Spyware Detected On Your Computer" that leads to Antivirus XP 2008. A "free" version of the software was also installed that automatically scans and tells you you need to buy it for $49, I get popups saying to scan every half hour, about 1 in every 5 or 10 times I open a browser window or click over to a new website I'll get their ad instead of the page I requested. Also, it skips past the screen where I can hit f8 for safe mode.
I tried to remove it through "add/remove programs", but when I clicked the remove button I got an error report. I also tried a system restore, but there were no save dates for me to go back to. I always have them, so I'm assuming this program is either hiding them or deleted them.
Is anyone familiar with this one? It's driving me crazy!