A few days ago I accidentally downloaded some malware onto my computer. My computer had slowed to a crawl, I couldn't access my hard drive, I kept getting messages about viruses and spyware and the words "VIRUS ALERT!" appeared next to my clock.
After following some instructions I found on another thread, everything seemed to be back to normal. My computer is working at full speed, the pop-up messages have stopped and the "VIRUS ALERT!" message has disappeared.
But I still can't access my hard drive. Does this mean I'm still infected with something or do I need to sort something out in my computer settings?
I would be very grateful for any help with this.