I am downloading malwarebytes (I already used up the trial version earlier this year and didn't know they had a free version) Hopefully it will work.
I will post with an update.
In the mean time, any suggestions are welcome!! : )
I just wrote this post and submitted it but it seems to have disappeared. Edit: I just attempted to submit the post again and it won't let me. So, I switch over to Internet Explorer.
I got a prompt last night that I needed to update my version of Google Chrome. I installed the update and then of course had a couple of extra things installed with it that I didnt realize I was agreeing to.
Those included the Conduit Toolbar, the 24/7 Help Desk and the Whitesnake toolbar.
I was able to successfully uninstall Conduit and 24/7 HelpDesk (at least I think I did) by using the Advance Uninstaller Pro.
I attempted to do the same thing with the Whitesnake crap but it is still here, slowing down my computer and is no longer visible on the unistall a program list.
This is obviously a freaking malware or whatever it is called.
I am so upset because I have SO much work to do online tonight and this stupid thing is slowing down my computer. And I am afraid its a virus.
Can anyone tell me what this thing is and what all hoops I am going to have to jump through to get rid of it?
I am nearly in tears. I cannot afford a new hard drive on this computer.
Praying I am not screwed.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Oh and I am using Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire 5750