And, because I figure someone else might have had a similar problem, I'm posting here.
OS is Windows 7
Antivirus is AVG, scanning now
Browser that I use is Firefox
to download a minecraft map.
Hit the download button, skipped the ad etc.
At this point, I'm hit by a metrick ****ton of popups. Screenshot of History is here:
At this point, computer slows to a crawl, and Internet Explorer opens for some reason. The "webpage cannot be displayed while offline" notice comes up, I try to close IE down, and it fullscreens - as in, completely. No toolbars, no nothing. I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, and it comes up as normal - except no Task Manager.
I restart the computer, and notice that it flashes back to my normal desktop etc before closing down.
Turn it back on, and as soon as I log on, internet explorer comes straight back up with the same message. Same fullscreen thing happens. Shut down as with the previous time, except this time, I manage to hit start>run and type in shutdown -a to prevent the computer shutting down as soon as my normal desktop appears.
Which brings us to here and now.
Other stuff: While AVG is scanning, does not appear in system tray.
AVG, Notepad - neither is appearing on the standard taskbar.
I tried opening task manager through start>run, and apparently it has been "disabled by my administrator" - which is a load of rubbish, because I am the admin, and I've not disabled it :p
I have managed to use tasklist to get the following list of processes running:
I recognise about half of these, meaning there isn't too much to go on...
Also, there is a shortcut to a program that I do not recognise in my startup folder - 0.5257090694921712.exe. I have no idea what this is, and have deleted the shortcut after having saved the target - full target is
Anyone got any ideas, heard of anything like this before, got any kind of baseline for me to start doing things with?
Thanks a lot.