I did something really stupid today when Ad-aware started at my system startup. Right when i started the computer the adwatch box popped up saying a ton of programs were trying to edit my registry. Since there were so many, after clicking "block" for 5 of them, I just clicked "remember" and blocked them. What i didn't realize was that it was detecting all legitemit programs that were starting up at the time, not just malicious programs and the likes.
Now whenever I start up the computer, no programs will work when clicked
. I just receive a "Windows Cannot open this file" popup with the choices to "choose a program" or "search the net.." The only way I was able to get the internet to open is by choosing "Use the web service to find the appropriate program" choice in that box. I tried to go to system restore, but it says that there isn't a folder attatched to the button, and when i searched/clicked on the "system restore" program, it did not respond to the clicks.
I tried opening ad-aware or Ad-watch in order to just see if i could manually allow the programs again so I could fix it, but Ad-aware and Ad-watch don't respond either! I feel like such a dumbass right now, especially since the computer is only maybe a 2 week old alienware. Please help me, It is really frustrating since our main computer died last week after my dad opened some virus in an email. so this was the only truly working computer, that is, until today.
If anyone could help me fix my computer i would really appreciate it.
Now i'm going to go over into the corner of the room, crawl up into the fetal position, suck my thumb, and just stare off into oblivion until I can get this fixed.