I have a Google pop up blocker, but about a week ago when I was surfing the Net, my computer froze after several advertisments popped up.
When I re-started my computer, there was an Explorer window that says that my "..computer has performed an illegal operation..". Everytime I click to close this annoying window, it keeps coming back again and again. Because of this window, I can't access anything.
I have managed to find a way to try and get onto Internet Explorer - As soon as I close the window, I have to in a split second try and click on the icon on the lower tool bar - but even then it won't load! I have to keep closing the annoying window and quickly try to click on anything on the toolbar (Internet Explorer, Yahoo Msg, Winamp, Windows Media, etc) for it to load - if I'm lucky. I also noticed a new icon on my desktop - it says PSGuard. I tried to go into Program Files - Remove Programs to delete it. That worked, but it was replaced with two more icons: One that says Download Music & the other, Download Movies. I deleted those as well - and there were no more new icons, but just the Explorer pop up.
I look through this website to see if anyone has had a similar problem - I tried all the steps that Geeks to Go mentions for Spyware including Clean Up, Ad-aware, Spy bot & that CW Shredder? Any other suggestions?
When I tried to download "HiJack This" my viruscan tells me that it contains a worm. I've tried to download it on several sites and everytime it tells me that. I have a McAfee virus scan.
Not sure what to do - because I really need to get rid of whatever has taken over my computer and it seems that showing you my log from "HiJack This" would really help to identify the problem.
After trying all these scans - the PS Guard Icon is back up on my desktop!!
Can someone please help me - it's been about a week now - and I don't want to re-install everything because many of my precious digital photos are saved on my hard drive.
Please help! Thank you!