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Having some major problems with my computer. A small window popped up, stating something along the lines that my AVG was infected. ???

It says its a problem with Windows, and that Windows is trying to take care of it. I am terrible with computer technology and stuff, but I have Dell XP computer. Is that connected to windows? (Could possibly be a very stupid question).

Basically, I am thinking the virus protector thing is the virus. Happened on my old computer. I am going to shut her down for the night. Will check back later, but am worried to use this computer due to possibility of things screwing up. Will try to get on a laptop or something in the meantime.

Any advice appreciated until I get one of my family members to help, as they are relatively good with this kind of stuff.
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Thank you all for your suggestions, comments, and help. It is greatly appreciated. The problem was indeed a Virus disguised as a anti-virus and the problem has since ceased. One of my family members deals with computers and she has experience with this. We have McAfee installed (Security software) and that seemed to take care of the problem fairly quickly.

Thanks again for all your help. I am terrible with computer terms and technology. McAfee seemed to take care of the problem but would you guys suggest upgrading my security system to something else? I am going to research some of this later today, and will see if there are some better options, maybe like some of the ones you said above.

Thanks again guys, I will be coming back to this thread and reading through it again so I can understand all this stuff better and for reference in the future.
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