But eventually, I googled it and tried to figure out how I could possibly get rid of it. So this site told me to download something along the lines of "XP Adaware". I can't remember the name exactly, but it ended up being a fraud application (just my luck) and sent out so many viruses and problems and ugh. I read somewhere that the program gives your computer malware, so I'm assuming THIS site didn't lie to me.
Ooookay, let's see. For a while, the program would pop up and tell me I can't access the internet because it's dangerous and it might give me a virus. Ironic. So I ended up uninstalling it, and leaving my computer off for a while.
I started it up this morning, and tried doing some things. I'm pretty sure all I can access right now is my documents(music, pictures, stuff like that), but nothing beyond that. It lets me access Control Panel off and on I guess.
The error message that pops up (I'd take a screenshot, but I'm on a different computer, and i don't even wanna do too much to the infected one anyway) says:
(The title is the address of my computer for the file I'm trying to access, like say, Google Chrome)
windows cannot access the specified device, path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
I do indeed have permissions to access the item because I'm the administrator, haha...
I hope that was enough information on what's going on. If there's no hope, that's fine. It's a netbook that cost me 250, and it lasted longer than I thought anyway. But please help ;______;
Edited by Orange Blossom, 15 March 2011 - 06:32 PM.
Moved to AII from XP. ~ OB