Hi everyone. This is my first post here! (well, actually I had a problem a long time ago and I used this website, but I forgot all my login info...)
I recently got a new laptop (sometime in the last 2 or 3 months) and about 2 or 3 weeks ago (could be MUCH less or MUCH more, I forget) I found out Google made a new web browser. I downloaded it. I really like it. I think this has NOTHING to do with causing the problem I have, but it just explains how I am on the Internet now.
Now, one day, I went on IE7, because I kind of switch around between Google Chrome and IE7. So, as I was saying, on IE7, Google, my homepage, loaded as usual. I typed something into the search bar (Google search bar) and the page started loading. It was loading for at least 3 minutes when I tried closing IE7. Nothing happened, and after a long time I pressed ctrl, alt, delete and quit it. When it finally quit I went back in and tried going to another website, like Youtube. It didn't open either. All it does is load for a long time and still show the Google homepage with the small loading bar in the bottom. If I minimize it and maximize it again, it turns into a white blank screen with nothing on it. It is very frustrating. No websites at all work. The next day after restarting I tried again. I tried many times until a Google search opened up. I clicked on a link there but it didn't work... Then that didn't work again when I tried to do it again.
So basically I can't use IE7, and as far as I know I can't downgrade to IE6 or reinstall it (actually I might be able to, but I don't know). For now I'm using Google Chrome...
Also, I read the thing that says "Read this before you post" or something, and it said to post only one problem on each post. But I don't know if this next problem is related and it may be important, so if it isn't, just tell me to make a new thread about it please.
I tried downloading something and I got a message on Norton Antivirus that "A recent attempt to attack this computer was blocked". Then my background color became solid white. After a restart, it was solid blue, and it hasn't changed since. I can't change my background color because it says that the administrator disabled it or something. But I am the administrator and the only user on this computer (It is a laptop used at home).
So yeah, I really need help with this. Please, if you help me with this, don't give me too many things to download unless it is 100% necessary because I want to save space on this computer. Also, unless you are sure it is the problem 100%, please don't make me delete Google Chrome, because it is now the only way I can get onto the Internet.
Thanks a lot in advance