Hey gang, this site has helped me through so much, just from browsing. I couldn't find a topic on this though, perhaps I skipped over it, thought I'd make my own anyways. Long story short, was browsing one day and all of a sudden I got those fake security pop ups. Nod32 (my virus program) caught the detection a few times, quarantined it, but this seemed to override it eventually. I shut my computer down right away, just out of sheer fear (lol) and when I restarted it, saw a few things a) There was a Smart HDD icon on my desktop and on my start up menu b) My icons were hidden. Quick launch icons and even some desktop icons (have since appeared) c) my internet usage is gone. Can't connect to the internet and really can't do anything on the computer. I deleted the Smart HDD Icon, but that obviously did nothing. It's still in the StartUp menu with an option to "uninstall" I've ran MalwareBytes,. SuperAntiVirus, and even my Nod32. They caught all the bugs, and since I've ran those the first time, nothing else has been caught. Hope you guys can help... I'm gonna giver all night long here, but I'm not the best with computers or computer tech... I can get by. Thanks in advance and let's kill this thing!