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Irritaiting Red Dot "X" Icon in Taskbar!

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I have this red dot icon with an "X" in my taskbar that constantly pops up telling me my computer is infected! When I click on it nothing happens. It appeared about two weeks ago when I was surfing the web for info on car repairs! At that time, AnitvirusGold Ad (infamous Black screen) program automatically downloaded into my computer and changed some of my browser settings and has made my computer run a little slower than before it downloaded. I have gone through the normal protocol to delete the AVG program through control panel but still the red dot "X" is still in my taskbar constantly popping up. Any help to delete this would greatly be appreciated. Thank you!

P.S. - My system is Windows XP Pro SP1

Edited by Herbert_Owl, 19 July 2005 - 09:48 AM.

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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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