__Windows Security Alert: Application cannot be executed.
__The file wuauclt.exe is infected.
__Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?"
Sometimes I get a pop uo that says this instead:
__Application cannot be executed. The file wuauclt.exe is infected.
__Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?
If I click "No," it just keeps popping up.
Additionally, IE keeps opening up to either www.viagra.com, www.adult.com, or www.[bleep].org.
Most websites I try to visit using IE will not load (including google). Instead I get a webpage that says:
__Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!
__Most likely causes:
____*The website contains exploits that can launch a malicious code on your computer
____*Suspicious network activity detected
____*There might be an active spyware running on your computer.
__What you can try:
____*Purchase the secure Internet surfing (Recommended)
____*Check your computer for viruses and malware
All three options would take me to softwaretoolstore.com/shop?abc=cGdpZD03JnI9NDkuNA==
Another pop-up says:
__Antivirus software alert!
__ATTENTION ! SPYWARE ALERT
__Your computer is infected by spyware - 34 serious threats have been found while scanning your
__files and registry. It is strongly recommended that you disinfect your computer and activate
__realtime secure protection against future intrusions.
__Why do you need realtime spyware protection? <link>
__Upgrade to full version of antivirus software to clean your computer and prevent new security__and privacy attacks. You will be able to download daily updates and get online protection
__against Internet attacks.
__[Activate your antivirus software] [Stay unprotected]
I'm running an HP laptop computer with Windows XP. Intel Pentium process. Based on an old post that was similar I downloaded otlpe by cd to the infected computer.
Please help, thanks.