Thanks for looking at my post. I'm having some trouble with my laptop and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Ok, so it seems I have a virus - XP Security Centre 2010. It's designed to look like an Windows XP security programme, and at first I thought it was.
It is blocking my access to the web and is throwing up pop-ups and warning signs every two minutes requesting that I buy a licence in order to get rid of worms/Trojans/evil computer gremlins ect. I cannot get to add/remove programmes, I cannot system restore, it is strangling AVG 9 so that doesn't work either.
When i've googled 'XP Security Centre Virus' it seems that plenty of other people have had the same thing and that it is a pretty nasty virus. However, I'm struggling to wade through all the rubbish and bad advice. A programme called Malwarebytes keeps cropping up in forums again and again, is this something I can trust?
I'm pretty keen to get this fixed asap as I am in the final 2 weeks of my degree and desperately need to write essays. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.