Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:55 PM
I have Windows Vista, Home Edition. Before Defender went belly up, I got numerous threat messages. Now Defender and Firewall are under hacker control. Different programs get installed on my computer and some get deleted. Different pics and music pop up in my media sharing ( I can't seem to turn it off, just like I can't get defender or firewall to stay on). My Firefox got disabled twice - I don't use it now. I can't download 98% of the virus or malware programs on the net, because the computer won't let me (Kaspersky, etc.). I don't have a credit card to get an anti-virus off the net, but I can go to the store and get one (WHICH ONE???). Changing passwords doesn't help - they even enabled the guest account twice. I can no longer erase my browser history. When I check properties on Defender, Firewall, and others, I am not in control and there are other people in there - when I change this, it always comes back - I am no longer in control. Any settings I change go back to what they were so the hacker can get in. I can't even change my clock. I re-formatted and re-installed operating system 4 times - no help.
What do I do?
What is the best anti-virus to get?