My computer appears to have have been infected with something which has placed a triangular yellow icon in the sysyem tray. When I hover the cursor over it it tells me that the computer is infected with something that can take information from it. Clicking on the icon opens am Internet Expolrer window which contains adverts for the removal of this intrusion. There is a different ad every time. So far UI've seen three; one for something called Pest Control, another for Malwarewipe and the third, a page called "click here," produced a page telling me about all kinds of things I can get to remove this threat. This page also includes a popup box giving details of a virus called [email protected] and a button to click to download "officially approved security software"
I have scanned the computer with the freeware versions of AVG, AdAware, A squared, Ewido, Microsoft AntiSpyware and Spybot but this has not removed it. I get a different page every time I open IE - all advertising the same things, however.
I am a bit stuck now, I don't know what to do next. Can anyone offer any advice?
I've tried the solutions you guys have provided. Unfortunately, my computer won't open in safe mode. I just get a list of drivers and it sticks at that point. I also tried housecall. It wouldn't work either. It says it has to download somefiles to my computer and thats as far as it gets.
This sounds like a spyaxe varient,it can be a pain to remove,it took me a good few hour's to remove on a friends pc,i would suggest you run Hijack this and post a log on there removal forums.,click here may help a little depending on what varient it is.Another good page with help is here click here