Do I click on "run" or "save"? I had gotten this far but saw the warning and got scared. I am trusting you! Just tell me my next step. It is nearly midnight in NY, and this grandmas is pooped and would like to take care of this and go to sleep! Thanks, Barun.
barun, we are not there. you had me install a spyware program; FakeAlert is a virus. Does spyware get rid of a virus?
I ran the spyware which picked up about 16 items, all of which it classified as false positives. FakeAlert was not mentioned. I decided to run my AVG anti-virus software again to see if the virus was gone. It is still there. It is still scanning and is has once again found the FakeAlert virus. I cannot keep my eyes open to see if this time it is able to heal it or quarantine it, so I won't know too immediately.
You have such a wonderful record of solving others' problems, I truly hope you are going to be able to do the same with me. I await your next email! The virus is located in a temporary Internet file. Barbara
barun, I downloaded and ran a full scan w/the second spyware pkg you suggested. Then I again ran my anti-virus software and discovered that the virus is still there and was not "healed."
C:\Documents and Settings\(user)\Application Data\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\xxxxxx\freescan.htm
Keep me posted.