Windows Security Center - Fake Pop-ups
by ducky1016 - 4/7/08 9:37 AM
My computer has had these fake security pop-ups coming up. By the clock, there are two separate red circles with a white X in them. One is blinking and the other is solid. Little yellow balloons pop up from them every so often explaining that I have a secuity Alert and I need to download some software. Also, there are 3 icons on my desktop for 3 different Spyware things that if I delete them, they come back after restart. Last, but not least, if I open Internet Explorer, a different hompage comes up. Doesn't matter if I change it in the Options menu, it changes right back everytime and if I type in google and search it for something it will bring up my results but if I click on anything to look at one of the webpages, I get redirected to some other website that I've never heard of. Some error cleaner type thing. I bought the rend micro software in hopes that tha would work and it's still there. Please help. I am using XP on my Dell Inspiron 6000, nothing special about it. I don't know much about what to look for in tems of viruses and what not.