Hi. i just joined this forum and hope i don't need help from here in the future.
I just wanted to tell everyone to chin up if you get avirus, all you need is the search engines and common sense.
I got a malware something last week and I had no C or D drive in My Computer...All programs, control panel, runa dn search were gone from the Start section...Spider solitare was gone (that's was the only thing my wife was P O'ed about, hehehe) and I got major pop ups and phony scans telling me it found 100's of virus's and i need to donload their software. i ran a full virus scan with my old norton, but it only found cookies so I called Dell and they did a Gotoassist and helped with somethings but eventually said I need to buy a new Norton and a spy sweeper...$98 bucks. It arrives 4 days later and I install it. the pop ups have gone away, but the desktop is still a HUGE red link from PCCleaner...and my taskbar says Virus Alert!, C & D are still gone and there are many small changes in control panel, Aaaaghh!
I call Dell again and they check it out and eventually say I need to go to Dell One Stop. Dell One Stop tells me they can fix it all. For $139. So I thanked them and started typing in my problems one at a time in Yahoo Search and fours hours later I have them all licked except one. I still can't find a solution to the Virus Alert! in my taskbar. I refuse to download another program so i am searching for someone who knows what I can change in the registry for it.
FYI- I clicked on something originally called PornTube, and I thought it was YouTube...I think that is where I got the mess from in the first place...hahaha I know I got the mess from PornTube.
Anyeay, thanks for letting me vent