I have windowsxp. I keep getting 3 annoying pop ups saying I have a virus. I ran a virus check and all is ok.?

I ran a check and am told I dont have a virus but these annoying boxes keep poping up every second. Can I get rid of them?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best answer

    You've got something, and it's probably producing those pop-ups. At the same time, whatever you ran the virus check with obviously can't detect the malware putting out the pop-ups.

    I'd give it one more chance, in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking, before getting something else. Safe Mode often prevents malware from protecting itself.

    I suggest you also download Ad-Aware Free and Spybot S&D (they’re free), install them, update them and run them, again in Safe Mode With Networking.

    Also, turn off System Restore to evict any copies of bad stuff that might be lurking there.

    To get into Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking:

    1. Log out and reboot your machine.

    2. When the machine starts the reboot sequence, press the F8 key repeatedly.

    3. Select Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking from the resulting menu.

    4. Login. If the malware has changed your password, try logging in as Administrator. By default, Administrator has no password.

    5. The machine will continue booting, but the Windows desktop will look different.

    6. When you're finished doing what you need to do, log out and reboot back into normal mode.

    Note that even if the anti-malware programs get rid of the malware, they may not be able to reverse the effects. Search the Web for possible fixes.

    Update and run everything regularly, not just when you think you already have malware.

    Good luck.

    Source(s): Note: There ARE free versions of these programs on the websites listed. They just may not be obvious. Ad-Aware Free (free): http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ Spybot S & D (free): http://www.spybot.com/ AVG anti-virus (free): http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5/ Avast! (free): http://www.avast.com/ Kaspersky (free trial) (Seems to dislike installing on any machine with just about any other decent anti-malware, including some firewalls.): http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/ MalwareBytes (free) http://www.malwarebytes.org/
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You may have been infected with "scareware". It basically harasses you into buying software written by the same people that wrote the scareware. I recommend using Malwarebytes to get rid of any issues.

    Location: www.malwarebytes.org

    Source(s):

    Personal experiance, 10+ years in IT.

    right an experienced IT who cant spell experience riiiight and its called ADWARE not ScareWare the way you remove it is by getting AD-Aware

  • 1 decade ago

    You may have been infected with "scareware". It basically harasses you into buying software written by the same people that wrote the scareware. I recommend using Malwarebytes to get rid of any issues.

    Location: www.malwarebytes.org

    Source(s): Personal experiance, 10+ years in IT.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    im pretty sure the pop ups are viruses

    try downloading a different virus check

    free online.

    or try trend micro

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  • landis
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    properly,you have a scourge now! those pop-united statesdefender professional and spysweeper are viruses! Get a stable,proved av like avast. and,those scanners will help too: malwarebytes superantispyware.

  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe your anti-virus software is weak sauce

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