Hi...I am very new to this and have never "fixed" my own PC,but hear from my niece you all are fantastic at figuring out the craziness of the cyer world...TKU!
I will explain as best as i can.
2wks ago,giant red lettering in boxes came on my screen and said my PC was infected and I must
get this "anti virus" protector.... When I clicked on it, it said for like $99...I had heard this was a scam, so i continued to by pass it and choose the "unrecommended" , unproptected,dangerous sentence.
This worked for 2 weeks...and that screen came on with every click...was very irritating...but i figured it would go away ( I had heard that)...anyway, after 2 weeks of this( 10 days?) one morning all was well and i had no warnings. PC worked fine....
THEN PC WENT BLACK WHILE I WAS USING IT AND A BLUE SCREEN WITH WHITE LETTERING CAME ON AND SAID IF THIS HAD HAPPENED this once, just shut off PC and restart...I did.
After a few hours of working fine, the screen again went black and the blue screen and white writing came on again.
With 2nd time, it said to click F8 for safe mode...
Went on a FULL scan. about an hour. But next to each program( windows32???) it said "not tested"
well after the scan, I shut down my PC and rebooted...It came up fine....for a day...then again the blue screen. I again ran a full scan in safe mode.
NOW I have booted up my PC again and am hoping it stays online long enough for me to get this question out..AM I DAMAGING MY COMPUTER ????
I have only downloaded "Download Destination" so I can listen to audio books from the libraries.
No music no games...I don't use them...Only go on ebay, PBS, real estate,research stuff...email,
I have a lot of pictures for my art.
What is wrong? Infected?...Overloaded?...Uninformed operator?
I have Windows xp7
Thank you for any suggestions you can give me...
Edited by slp135, 27 June 2013 - 04:19 PM.