Hello everyone. My son sent me hardware several yrs ago and I assembled a tower, 17"monitor and printer. I am a retired Mechanical & Civil Engineer in SW FL. I have been using win98SE for some time. Son sent me a Win2kPro CD for my B/D, and I have been using it for about a year.
Recently, I visited an adult website, and it said to d/load a key generator.
What happened was that this action put an icon on my sys tray that toggles all the time, between a (? inside of a circle), and a (hard drive icon with a red-circled ? inside). When I move the mouse pointer on this blinker, it says (System Alert!). If I click on it, up comes a window that says "Antivermins-Microsoft Internet Explorer". Wants me to d/load this thing, and possibly buy some anti-virus, etc program. I have not done this, ever.
I have several anti-virus and spyware programs activated for some time, and they are used about every other day.
I have used the search function and found 2 files that said "key generator". I deleted them. But I can't find any other files(Antivermins) or icons to erase the "blinking monster". I don't know where the icons/files are stored for the sys tray. This software is buried deep, somewhere.
Thank you for helping me to locate where to erase unwanted things in the sys tray.