My windows xp pc got a virus. I clicked on something and now it's bad. I got a sheild shaped icon in the system tray, it's blue and yellow. Every minute a pop up box comes on the middle of the screen and blots out the desktop. It says "Antivirus 7"
or SECURITY ADVISOR: IMPORTANT UPDATES AVAILABLE
AVG free scan didn't get it, Malwarebytes Antimalware didn't get it.
It's not in add/remopve programs, it actually triggered the "New Programs Added " highlight, it's in there with only "AV7"
and "Antivirus 7" and "uninstall" in the drop down box. If I click on uninstall, it takes me to an elaborate window that resembles the avg window!
Any advice appreciated, I have the pc offline, I can wipe the hard drive but it might be hard to save all the info I have. I have a second hard drive in the pc, I wonder if I could transfer files I want to save and then reformat the first hard drive and reinstall xp?
I got rid of a virus a while back by gettting the fix from someplace, maybe download.com?
thanks, this sucks