Okay so I was getting mysterious popups with no visual information on the screen. McAfee and Norton couldn't clean out the virus (spyware?). Now, the virus wants me to give it access to cmd. Like that's going to happen. However I'm afraid the virus will backdoor cmd and wreak havoc on my computer. Any ideas? I, to my knowledge, haven't fallen victim to phishing or infected Word attachments. I just don't know how I got this virus. Anyone here experience a similar problem, especially with the virus demanding to access cmd? Is there any way to clear this out using Norton? I really don't want to spend more money on another antivirus suite, but maybe it's the only way of cleaning up the computer. I can't wait to finish building my next linux box. I got a Windows laptop just to run zoom. How aggravating!