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Old 02-21-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
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Hello,

We had some type of virus on our desktop computer. It kept warning us we were under attack and kept popping up boxes for us to subscribe to fix it. I finally somehow got our AVG antivirus open to scan and it quarantined it. The problem now is that everytime I click on internet explorer or any other program that uses the internet, a box pops up that says "Choose the program you want to open this file."

When I choose internet explorer, another box pops up saying "File Download - Security Warning" and asks "Do you want to run or save this file?" When I hit "run" it just opens up the previous "Choose the program you want to open this file" box again ... and this just goes round and round in circles !!

Please note that I am older and a real computer novice so I don't understand a lot of the jargon on this board. I have Ad-Aware installed and it finds nothing. And the AVG anti-virus already quarantined the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated !! I'm at my wit's end!

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