My son downloaded some "music" using Limewire yesterday, and now I have an icon in my Taskbar that is the shape of a 'shield' that flashes alternatively between a red X and a question mark. Every 5 minutes or so, it pops up a dialogue box with "SYSTEM ALERT" in it.
If I click on it, I get taken to a website that wants to sell me Anti-Spyware. Once I'm on that website, I can't get off of it...I have to do the Ctrl+Alt+Delete thing to shut it down. If I click on the X on the dialogue box coming from the little shield icon on the Taskbar, same thing...it goes straight to the "locked in" website. When the dialogue box appears from the icon, it freezes my screen until I either shut it down or click on the box.
What a pain....SpyBot either doesn't pick it up or can't...
Can anyone give me an idea how to get this phony "System Alert" icon/program out of my PC?