I hope someone may be able to help or guide me in the right direction.
Since yesterday on my home pc I have been getting numerous pop up messages which appear to be coming from an application called Total Security.
There are two ways that this happens:
1. A Total Security message pops up when I am logged on anywhere to the www and covers the screen with a msg to the effect - 'Danger, your PC is threatened by malicious Spyware. It then offers me an opportunity to register now for $59.95 which of course I have not opted for. I get out of this by clicking the close X but of course this kicks me out of my internet session.
2. This is a worse scenario. A Total Security message pops up generally when I am on my email. I can't remember what this message says but it is on the same lines as the one I mentioned above. This time there is no close X button to click and the only way that I can end this nuisance is by going into the Windows Task Manager and ending the offending process. It took me a little while to figure out which .exe was the appropriate one. However it turns out the that the .exe beginning with the letters TS...... was the correct process to end.
Both situations are maddening because in each case I have to log back in to whichever internet session I was already in.
I have the PC (Dell) for 5 years and have always had an up to date version of Norton anti virus running. (I have subscribed to it via Eircom and pay for it on my bill)
I'm not assuming this is a virus but it is just as maddening as what I think a virus would be. Last night I ran a complete scan of my pc using Norton (it took about 3 hours) and it did not report any issues.
Can anyone help at all to explain what this Total Security thing is? Is it a virus? Is it something else? But more importantly have you any idea how I can stop the pop ups - popping up?