Hi all -
So as title - I've got Adware/Spyware! Think I downloaded something dodgy and basically I've got random 'pop ups' saying I've got adware and spyware and stuff..and giving me links to places to download programs to get rid of this ..they are blatently fake - (but theyve tried to disguise it so that a computer beginner would be well alarmed and downloed from these links)..anyway, its added an extra toolbar to my IE - that has 'remove popups', 'scan spyware', security test' etc. and when I right click it the toolbar is called 'vnbptxlf' ....that can't be good right?
I read somewhere to download Spyware Doctor Starter (something)...and run a scan in normal mode and in safe mode. I've done this - but yet it appears that Spyware Doctor is not doing anything. So - this is adware right? Or if not a little virus trying to advertise programs to get rid of adware...
also - when I try to go to my task manager (ctrl + alt + del) it says 'Task Manager has been disabled by administrator' ...but I am the administrator, and I have the only account on this computer? Oh btw, IM running Windows XP.
What can I do to get rid of this? Someone help!!!!!