Whenever I try to click on a news item in Yahoo, I get a popup screen from : http://pcspeedplus.com/scan/ that says "Critical Security Warning! Your PC was infected with self-replicating virus after Spyware attack. XP Micro Antivirus will per form a free scan of your PC to find all System Threats." This started after I saw a popup that looked like it was from Adobe Flash Player to update software and started to do the "custom" install. I "uninstalled" the new stuff, and then started getting these popups. Downloaded "Adblocker", changed pop-up blocker setting to "Medium" risk, and put this URL on my "Don't allow" list, but it just keeps popping up.
I've tried reading everything from the Windows Fix_it info, which showed a but couldn't submit this problem to their Malware Prevention site. It kept saying to "retry".
AVG Free kept popping up with : AVG Detection: Threat: Exploit Rogue Scanner (type 831) Object name:pcspeedplus.com/scan/
AVG Detailed info: Severity: High State: Secured Identified by: Online Shield
Extended element info: Port: 80
Result: Object was blocked Type: URL
Finally ran a complete scan with AVG and it said "No threats" (???)
Not only is this still happening, but then I got a pop-up from Windows IE re: website: hidefinstall.com saying it was reported as an "unsafe" website and recommended that I go to my home page instead (which I did)
I am a 65 year old woman with no extra $ to pay someone to fix this. Is there a "user-friendly" way to fix my computer?