Art, go to Housecall online virus checker and click on scan without registering.
This is a daily updated online virus checker that I find works really well. Use this in conjunction with your own virus software.
When housecall scans, if it finds a virus, click on the virus' name in the scanning box, that will open a link to housecall's online database, which contains information on how and/or a small program to ensure proper cleaning.
Like the others have said, this definitely sounds like a virus.
Hope it works out