I think my computer is infected. I had another incident over a month ago on another computer and as it turned out, it was a defective hard drive. This is a different computer. I use Windows 7 Home Premium OS.
This problem affects both my online and offline activity.
When I click on a link my browser is opening a new tab instead of changing the page I’m viewing. I went in and double checked that setting and I definitely do not have it set to do that. I noticed all these problems while checked into Flickr. When I tried to sign out, I was directed to the start-up screen and I was unable to sign out.
My word processing program totally doesn’t work now. I can open it but when I type, nothing appears on the page.
I don’t know if this has anything to do with it, but I am VERY active on Flickr and have a relatively popular site. Last night when I was signing in to add some pics, I couldn’t get into Flickr. All I got was a white screen. I don’t know if the Flickr site was down or not, but this is the first time it happened. Very early this morning I added some pics to my gallery and had a lot of trouble with multiple selections of photos (holding down the Control key.) That has never happened before.
I ran a scan with MalwareBytes and it found no infected files.
What to do now?