My operating system is Windows Vista I'm going to try my best to explain this. I was infected with malware earlier today. The "symptoms" were getting those obvious fake alerts from those deceiving programs like "Windows Security Suite". Having been infected by malware in the past, I already had Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed on my computer so I booted it up in safe mode (even in safe mode I was getting those fake alerts) and after several scans I was able to successfully remove (or at least it told me it successfully removed) the infections. Now, almost all of those annoying pop-ups were successfully removed, but when I launch Windows normally, as my desktop is loading, I will get a pop-up located on my taskbar with the following message "Windows Explorer is requesting your permission" and when I click it I get the message "Windows needs your permission to continue". I would try to close it, but it would keep re-emerging. When I tried right-clicking to close it, it literally took my entire desktop (and all my icon shortcuts) away leaving me with no choice but to reboot the computer. I believe this "Windows Explorer" message is a virus, or at least the result of a virus. I ran MBAM several more times but that same pop-up still appears (It DOES NOT appear in safe mode, just normal mode). Keep in mind this pop up is the one that led the pack of fake alerts, leading me to believe it is malware as well. I tried ComboFix, and after telling me "Access Denied", and that I needed to make an administrative command in order to get it to run, it appeared to run anyway (could the malware have compromised ComboFix?). I then got a message telling me I had a "rootkit.Zeroaccess" and that it inserted itself into my TCP/IP stack. (again, I don't know if this is TRULY ComboFix telling me this, OR the virus telling me this in order to misdirect me [FALSE POSITIVE?]) and that I needed to reboot my computer to try and remove it. I did that, but the pop-up STILL appears, and ran the ComboFix scan again but got the same results. I know that's a lot to take in, and I hope you can follow what I wrote, as it can be quite confusing. Any help appreciated. Thanks.