My Windows XP PC started acting strange and I am right now actually in Linux running off of a USB drive. I am running Avast under Linux and it has discovered some viruses on my XP drive.
Some of the strange things happening in XP were:
- I could not get to Google.com
- My Hosts file was set to hidden and read only
- My Hosts file had an entry of ::1
- And AVG had ads in it I've never seen before. Maybe it is normal but I Binged for AVG anti-virus and become.com but found no information. (The red lines and question mark are by me). So does AVG Antivirus have ads?