|My PC has picked up a virus and malware or spyware. Can someone advise me how to get rid of them. |
I run Windows XP. Currently I am unable to use IE7 as it either shuts down immediately or falls into "not responding". Firefox seems to work just fine.
There is an issue with the internet connection. Our default DSL network connection no longer seems to connect, throwing up a dial-up connection box. Although the PC still manages to get online via Local Area Connection/Internet Connection Gateway (both show they are connected within the Network Connections Folder).
I have downloaded and run various scanners - Malawarebytes, Spybot, Superantispyware and Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper (Free trial).
The Webroot software is telling me I have several spyware cookies as well as the following:
Adware: CWS-AboutBlank and www.the-exit.com hijack
Is there a simple way to clean these up?