In sounds like you've got one of the new "scamware" trojans that are out there. Please try the steps below:
On a friend or family member's computer, download the Malwarebytes installer and update files from the links below, copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer the files to the problem machine and use them. If you can't start the computer into "normal" windows, try installing, updating, and running the scans AFTER the computer is started into Safe Mode.. I use the sites below to download the installer file and the manual updater:
Once downloaded and before transferring them to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.
Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
Next, download the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. After running the Malwarebytes tool above, if you still can't download and install it directly from the problem machine, download it on a friend or family member's computer as well. After installing and updating SuperAntispyware, run another full system scan and delete everything it finds as well. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:
SuperAntispyware Manual Updater
In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder..
Hope this helps...
Hi folks newbie here- had a search but could'nt find my problem so posting here.
I've developed a new problem- one I've never had before. I was on youtube when suddenly an error message caame up telling me I had a virus.. then the website went to a 'restricted site' and told me I had a virus and to check my security settings. I've spent all day running anti virus- first AVG, then when that did not work I uninstalled it tried Avast. No luck either. I've checked all my IE settings, security, restricted sites, reset to default etc.It does the same thing whether I'm on firefox or IE. Now it's beginning to target other sites.Funnily enough it restricted access to a forum site that seemed to be the same problem as mine.. coincidence..? I'm fairly certain it's not my IP.. well I suppose it could be but why so suddenly say I have a virus? Anyway I'm with pipex on 8meg unlimited. I don't download much except for watching youtube vids.
I can access if I go through a proxy server but I dont get the same speedy interface if I do- nor will it display my comments etc so I would like to have my system back!
I'm running Windows XP home edition on a E Sytem laptop, M420 1.6 GHz, 256 MB DDRII , intel 943GM (Calistoga)+ ICH7-M. Using I.E-8 and Firefox.