The problems are as follows: My recycle bin is no longer on my desktop. So I googled, " My recycle bin is gone" and found a topic I wanted to read and clicked on it. It took me to a total different site. (about storage containers..HA HA. ) I thought maybe I just clicked the wrong one, but I didn't. Any time I click a link it takes me somewhere else.
That was when I realized I probably had malware of some sort. So I went to download Zone Alarm, and then Bit Defender and Pando and a couple others BUT about halfway through downloading any of them I got an error message. The same each time. It said " Internet explorer cannot download blah blah blah from the website blah blah. the connection with the server was reset." <--- thats the whole error message, inserting the file name and website in place of the blahs...of course.
I am at a loss as to how to scan for a virus without being able to download anything. I have no clue what to do next. Please help!
Thank you to anyone and everyone who might be able to help with this.
I got Malwarebytes to download and install, however it will not load up. I cant get it to open at all.
Edited by ChristinaSW, 20 April 2009 - 04:02 PM.