A few days ago my computer suddenly rebooted without warning. When it came back on, there was an active program icon with a red circle with a white "X" in it
"Your computer is infected!
Windows has detected spyware infection!
It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you.
Click here to protect your computer from spyware!"
I also received messages from something called Antispyware 2010, which had installed itself and was running on my computer.
After trying unsuccessfully to solve the problem on my own, I purchased Spyware Doctor, which temporarily removed all problems.
After about 24 hours of no problems, the computer once again signed itself off, and when it came back, the red circle with the white "X" was once again back giving me the "your computer is infected" message.
I can no longer get this off my system, even by running Spyware Doctor. Spyware Doctor does seem to have removed (or is blocking) the Antispyware 2010 part, but the warning message persists.
Can anybody help me get this off my computer? Thanks in advance!