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2 days ago a pop up called "Antivirus XP 2008 invaded my computer. things got progressively worst until this am this antivirus pop up won't let me access any web sites at all. In fact I am sending this from another computer because the antivirus s/w won't allow me to access any web sites. I have an Acer Hard drive and a new Westinghouse flat screen monitor. I am not sure how to fix this. I called my ISP Earthlink and at first they claimed ownership of this thing and had me try some basic manuvers to try and get rid of it. Nothing worked. This AM I again called Earthlink and they now claim no knowledge of the popup and said it is an Acer problem. Hence my email to you. Can you help me regain my computer.

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Try this, boot into safe mode with networking(press f8 during the post screen when you turn your computer on and chose safe mode with networking). Once you have logged into your account, in internet explorer go to www.ewido.com and run the online scanner(link is in the top right corner). If you still can't use your web browser in safe mode, download a couple anti malware programs on another computer and burn them to a cd or flash drive. Install them on your computer in "normal" mode and make sure they're updated. Then boot back into safe mode and run the programs individually. A couple good free anti malware programs are Spybot Search and Destroy, Lavasoft Adaware, and Superantiyspyware.

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