Apparently got a virus lurking in my computer registry. Its a virus/trojan/whatever that fakes being an antivirus program (that asks for your credit card number to “buy” the program to fix the “problem” of course). Name is Live Security Platinum.
I did manage to beat it down so that it doesn’t block normal computer operation or show up as a running program. But its down there somewhere lurking because I can’t properly install my new antivirus program to ferret it out.
AVG seemed to know about this program, but their “free” support is going to take days. That’s better than nothing and I can wait if I have to, but I am not adverse to getting in the trenches and totally hosing up my computer with a little “guidance”
thanks for any input!