I have mcaffee internet security on my computer. and basically. I have a virus somehow on my computer where there is a big red cross in the bottom right task bar thing. and when you roll over it it flashes up with a message similar to;
'Your computer has been infected with spyware, to resolve these problems please click here and protect yourself.
Bu if you click on it you get a very suspect window saying 'Anti-spyware XP 2009' or something
I've clicked on mcaffee and it is saying I ned to fix several problems but when I click on the 'Fix' button It says it cannot because of an error.
I don't see what I can actually do now. I really not to get this sorted and mcaffee doesn't seem to be working or this virus has affected that too.
"Rogue software uses intentional false positives to convince the user that their system has been compromised and then demands money to remove these false threats. In extreme cases the false threats are actually the very trojans that advertise or even directly install the rogue."
I cleaned a machine last night containing this rogue program that also had another rogue program installed,now im unsure if it is related to the xp 2009 or bundled with it ,but it is certainly worth checking out.
Look in add and remove programs for Spywareclean,if present uninstall. Then ; Start / run and type REGEDIT and enter Then select EDIT and FIND And type spyware clean If found DELETE this and reboot the computer.