3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2010 12:08 AM by BMann

    Crazy Fake/alert called Antivirus live

      A few days ago I started getting sudden IE pop ups. just like that. Yesterday I decided to log off instead of turning the computer off. When I got up this morning, I had a warning that my files were infected. How are files infected when a computer is logged off? Anyway, when I logged in, the fake antivirus started doing its thing to install itself. This thing disabled McAfee Antivirus, task manager,Control Panel, registry... Well almost everything. I decided to fight this thing and I managedto fix everything without reformatting. The pop ups persist and the McAfee scan is not detecting the add on causing the pop ups. Does anyone know how to stop the pop ups? Apparently they have affected my being able to log on in safe mode.