|First: The VirusPro 'virus scanner' began running saying that my system was affected by a virus and began running a fake virus scan. At this time I turned off my computer and restarted in safe-mode. I ran AVG full scan(free version, updated to 6/4) in safe-mode which produced no results (outside of a few tracker cookies left over, which were deleted). After restarting and trying to run windows, the virus was still there (I wasnt entirely sure that AVG didnt get it when I ran the scan so I did a testrun of windows). |
So I restarted, went back into safe-mode and system restored to a date that I was (fairly) sure I was not affected by any viruses.
After rebooting, the VirusPro seemed to have been removed, but malicious popups were opened in firefox when web pages were visited or at random. I do not know:
a) if the original virus/trojan/etc is actually deleted
b) what is causing the popups and how to go about deleting the source
Firefox:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.