i have Vista Basic edition
a few weeks ago i opened an email on my laptop that i shouldnt have
i've got a virus or something now that redirects all my google and yahoo searches, it wont let windows defender update, and for a while had my computer completely at its knees by crippling my browser completely, and not allowing the vista systems disk to crash my computer and just start off a'new.
THAT has been resolved, but there are still some problems that are seeping through more and more
i have the free version of avast! i've run hijackthis and advanced systemcare
i've got my browsers up and working again, i havent tried to wipe the computer clean yet cause i really dont want to lose everything i have.
currently, as i've stated search engines redirect all my searches to bullbleep ads and other sites trying to get me to download crap
and windows defender cannot update
it says that it cant check for updates and says error code: code 0x80244019
when i run systemcare and it hits security analyzer it says that there is a problem and gives me "suggestions" but seeing as im not a computer expert i dont know what to do with it
please help i really would like to have my computer running like its healthy self self again
thank you in advance for any help i receive
and if there is anything i wasnt very clear on please let me know, im really bad at explaining things and will try again