I was browsing the internet when IE closed and I had a message "your computer is running slow, maybe due to a virus on your PC download this software for a FREE scan" I tried to close the page by clicking on the X at the top of the page but it tried to take me to the address neverthless I dont know the page address as I closed it before it fully loaded. I have AVG 7.5, Comodo and C Cleaner as well as win defender. I thought I was protected but maybe Im missing something? Win XP IE6
Looks as though you are Infected by one of those programs that offer a free scan ,And then you have to pay to get rid of it.It will probably come on every time you boot up your computer.Don,t pay.Have you any idea what the name of the free software was.
If you keep getting the same problem wee eddies suggestion Of SuperAntiSpyware is well worth a try. click here and johndrews suggestion of WinPatrol Is another to have on your computer,Although it will not clear the problem that you have just now,it may prevent anything like that happening again.It only puts a small Icon on your quick start and will warn you if anything tries to invade your computer.
I tried rebooting PC to see if I would get the message again, it has been OK up two now (fingers crossed) I dont know what the name of the free software was, hope I don't get the oppertunity to see it again lol) downloaded AVG spyware and Spywareblaster found 4 tracking cookies medium risk i have deleted them, hope it go's OK next time I boot up.
Thanks for all the sound advice
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.