I was just resizing pictures in photobucket to post here. That was the only window open using Windows XP. When I tried to save the resized picture to replace the original the threat alarms went off. This appears to be malware. I am about ready to turn off the computer, close the shop and go fishing.
I am inclined to think that there is really something bad going on there, not just misbehaving pop-ups.
How does a marginally functional person deal with sort of problem?