I seem to be infected with malware that does not allow me to open anything, run anything, or even open my internet browser.
If I try to open a program, I get a 'security warning' message that says "Application cannot be executed. The file "hijackthis.exe" (or whatever I'm trying to open) is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?
When I open a web browser I get the message "Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this website may harm your computer" and lists 'most likely causes', and 'what you can try'.
I installed hijack this to my laptop and copied it to a jump drive to install onto my infected PC, but it won't allow me to install it.
I'm also getting pop ups that say "Attention! Spyware Alert" and asking me if I want to activate some anti virus software. There are also porn popups that appear too.
I have Windows XP Home on my infected PC.
Please help!!! Is this fixable???