I'd like to start off saying I'm probably one of the most computer un-inclined people out there. All I do is play games (which I've also been having trouble with: for another post) and music/"social network" stuff, so I guess please try and bare with me and make things easy to understand if that's at all possible. Also, I'm 17, not sure if that matters or not.
Also, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this because I'm not even sure if it's a virus I have, or something else entirely.
So yeah.. Recently my internet has been doing some wierd things, mostly when doing a search. I'll list out what happens because a few things happen, not always one or the other:
1.) After clicking on a link it re-directs me to a completely different page then what I was looking for (I.E. I search for a recipe for stuffed peppers and turn up at Bizzrate or some other site).
2.) When I click on a link it either shuts down the internet or becomes non-responsive, in which case I ctrl-alt-dlt and end the task.
3.) Other times when I click on a link it brings me to a "Cannot display"/"Cannot find server" page. Normally from here it does one of these:
A.) After clicking the back button 50 times (over and over) to get back to the search page, it finally goes back
B.) After clicking the back button 50 times (over and over) to get back to the search page, it continues to not go back, and I ctrl-alt-dlt to
end the task
C.) After clicking the back button the page becomes non-responsive and I ctrl-alt-dlt to end the task
D.) After clicking the back button the internet shuts down
E.) After clicking the back button my entire computer shuts down (this has only happened maybe twice)
4.) Finally, if it makes it to the actual page I was looking for, it is normally followed by this error message:
When I click retry it shut's down the internet (not sure if that's what it's supposed to do) Or if I click ignore it comes up with another message until I click abort.
5.) My favorite one, it actually works and brings me to the correct page. (Very rarely)
I havn't taken any action yet to try and fix the problem, other then asking my dad, whose response was "Did you reboot????." I did that and nothing changed. Figured it was best to ask the pros, so please If anyone can help me out with this, that would amazing.