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Help with pop up

By leke4bears
Jan 31, 2010
  1. i woke up these morning and found some disturbing pop up on my computer.
    there is a pop that keeps showing up in the center of my screen every ten second. it has a red X circle at the left, and it say application cannot be executed. the file taskeng. exe is infected. do you want to activate your anti virus software now. then if i click yes it direct me to these link:. i downloaded the spyware doctor, but i cant open it because the pop up is going to tell me that the the file is infected. i cant open most of the file on my computer. i am using windows vista. any help would be appreciated. i am a novice it come to computer, so i will appreciate it if you guys can give me a step by step instruction.
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    If you cannot run the 8 steps, at least download and run MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware, as well as Windows Security Essentials... then Avira Antivir or Avast.... all free. All good.
     
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