|Yesterday I finally got rid of my "Warning! Your're in danger!" virus that took over all of my programs and desktop. I used Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. After I got rid of the virus, I ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Spybot Search & Destroy, and then I downloaded McAfee Security Center (from Comcast.net). I also noticed that I have a red shield with a white x at the bottom right that is Windows Security Alerts (Center). I also have Auto-Block that pops up and lets me know that it has quarantined or removed files. I even think I have Symantec Antivirus. |
So as you can tell, I understand some of these, but am kinda unsure about the others. McAfee, Malwarebytes, and Spybot seem simple and I can just run them when I need something fixed... and McAfee does a bit more to protect my computer. I think?
Since I fixed the virus last night, I woke up this morning and my internet explorer has run very slow. It even stopped opening. It would open, but would load for minutes until a pop up came up and said it was not responding.
So Auto-Block came up and showed a couple viruses that listed files from Symantec Antivirus... they were all listed as being located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and they were in a Temp folder.
I then opened Symantec AntiVirus and clicked Unload Service under the File dropdown menu. Then I restarted my computer, and I could get on the internet. But IE is still very slow. And on myspace, it was, and still is, extremely slow.
So right now, I have Windows Security Center with Firewall and Virus Protection turned ON, but Automatic Updates is OFF.
McAfee has a green circle with a white check saying Yes to "Am I Protected?" Both of these have been updated in the last 2 days too.
Any advice on what I should have running? What should I keep/get rid of? Thanks and sorry about the long explanation. I just wanted to try to give you as many details as possible. Thank you