Computer help forum: WORRIED! XP ANTIVIRUS ONLINE SCANNER FLASHED ON MY SCREEN

by: wheelwinner March 19, 2008 11:38 AM PDT

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WORRIED! XP ANTIVIRUS ONLINE SCANNER FLASHED ON MY SCREEN

by wheelwinner - 3/19/08 11:38 AM

Hi all ~ I was working on my HP computer the other night (about 3 yrs old). I use XP and Firefox browser. All of a sudden this official looking window popped up (XP ANTIVIRUS ONLINE SCANNER it said) and telling me I had a virus and trojan horse that Norton is unable to detect. It freaked me out since I had no idea if this was a real threat or just someone trying to sell me something. I've run Norton and Spybot with no problems (other than tracking cookies which I eliminated). Do I have big troubles or not? The computer seems to be working the same as always. If anyone can help me, please know that while I am not computer illiterate or a newbie, I am also not a techie and need simple instructions.

THANKS SO MUCH! Ann

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