One of the latest virus doing the round is the one that shows the message
“Some dangerous trojan horses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted. This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\WINDOWS. Download protection software now!”
on a pop up window. clicking on ‘yes’ will promt one to download a malware, if ‘cancel’ ,you will be redirected to a webpage “http://free-viruscan.com/id/4912933/4/1/ ” that fakes a system scan.
To get around this issues, download a patch called FixIEDef by ShadowPuterDude.
Run the dowloaded exe and that should get rid of the virus.
However if in case, you get an error running the exe file , try dowloading and installing Windows Script 5.7 and Windows Script 5.6 for windows XP and windows 2000 respectively .