I seem to have acquired a virus which does the following things:
1 - next to my clock is a notation that says VIRUS ALERT!
2 - a ballon with a red X pops up telling me that "Your compute ris infected"
3 - a window pops up saying "Windows security alert (X) windows has detected an Internet attack attempt..."
4 - A window saying "spyware alert" then recommending i click yes to get some new fangled spyware remover.
I have read several posts and I understand that I am dealing with some sort of a virus which tries to get me to download this spyware removal stuff. I have started following the protocol in threat entitled "VIRUS ALERT! in taks bar and I cant see the C drive or run," which was begun by swfcrule4eva.
I know that protocol seems to be to begin with a hijackthis log, but I am currently running a malwarebytes scan - the first thing Mr. Crunchie advised the poster to do.
Any thoughts as to how I should go about trying to fix this thing?