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Sounds like Lawman's organizing a posse!
Sorry- couldn't resist one more! :)
My wife's computer had a virus that was similar. It kept popping up messages about being infected (looking VERY much like Windows error messages). She has Vista on her laptop and I'm not that used to it- it sounded very much like the messages were coming from some security suite in Windows. (So I can understand how so many people fall for these scams.) When I clicked on the link to "update your protection" and saw a price tag, I suspected something was fishy. Did a quick Google of the software name on my machine (the virus had disabled IE on her machine) and saw that it was, in fact, a scam. Was also able to find out how to eradicate it from her machine.
Maybe I don't have to get a new credit card now.
Did you enter your credit card information on their site or a 3rd party site? Besides just taking your money, they may have been collecting CC data to sell. You might want to get a card with a new number issued just to be on the safe side.