I have spent the whole day trying to remove virus and Trojans from this bloomin' laptop, I knew I had some - my current spyware picked up a few, but today kept getting Security Alerts and my spyware showed "Fake Alert Trojan" and it was going so slow, now all this happened since Sunday and I had downloaded some stuff and now I'm sure it was infected. I also had infected files which I had placed some more downloads in. I decided to do some research and downloaded Spybot which searches and destroys Trojans,worms etc - WELL the result of the scan was - wait for it...... 14 Trojans (which my spyware had not picked all of them up), 1 Malware and 3 browser problems, so they have been destroyed now.
SO BEWARE OF DOWNLOADING FROM ANYWHERE REALLY!!!
I will certainly not be downloading so much stuff from sites or blogs because you just never know nowadays. When I was reading up about the Trojans and worms it was scarey stuff - clicking on the wrong button, site or blog just once and Wheee ! a Trojan could be winging it's way into your system - trying to get personal details etc. I knew all this already and really with all the surfing and browsing I do, I am lucky that it is such a small percentage.