I was looking up something on Google when something strange downloaded when I went to a site. My browser froze and after that whenever I did a search I was redirected from the link to another shifty search engine. Since then I have been unable to run a virus scanner of any kind. When I do start them up they shut off partway through. When I reclick them I get a popup saying "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I tried to run an online scanner but then it closed my entire browser and now I can't even use IE!! I was able to get a DDS scan, however.
This is somewhat urgent as I am going to be going out of the country at the end of the week and need to be able to use my computer. Thanks!
EDIT: Ok, I did a system restore to earlier today. While I can now use IE it seems that I cannot do web searches or use antiviruses.
Edited by Ms Pepperette, 18 August 2009 - 01:44 AM.