|I am posting this in case one of you runs into this problem:|
I have been fighting some spyware all day that acts just like a virus. It initially crashed my computer.
It presents as something like:
but in reality, its called:
XP Internet Security 2010
You click on a link and instead of getting the linked item, you get an alert that crashes your computer, claiming your computer has been infected with an assortment of trojans, viruses and spyware. It infects your registry files. Its says for $59.95 it can get rid of the junk. From what I read, if you pay the money, nothing happens.....its a complete scam from hackers in Russia. In the meantime, its really difficult to open browsers, ISPs, websites, etc.
It took me 6 tries to open the anti malware freeware that I used to get rid of junk like this malware........Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I ran a complete scan of my computer, Malware found the junk, deleted it and it looks now to be gone.
Great waste of a day! :-((