HP Compaq Pressario laptop
4 years old
32 bit op system
3 Gig Ram
Vista Home Basic
Service pack 1
My problems started when RegCure Pro gave me a link to an uninstall tool to remove all traces of the program because of an issue I had with it. I used the same program to uninstall something else (can't remember what - 6 weeks ago now) Then I was tidying up and noticed I had two Google Chrome shortcuts on my desktop. I dragged one of them over to the trash then a few seconds later watched in horror as all the shortcuts on my desktop vanished one by one till there was nothing left!
All my files, photos, icons - everything gone. Luckily I always log on as a user so despite losing everything I was able at least to log on as administrator but then it started to freeze every day and I could do nothing but cold boot, then eventually had to use system recovery and reformat to factory condition. Now it freezes soon after start up and I have to cold boot then system restore anything up to four times before I can get it going.
The only other thing I have noticed is that when I'm on a site innocently playing scrabble for instance, my browser has been hijacked and referred me to a sales site.
I have kept a very tidy house on this machine in the 4 years I've had it and it has typically 113GB free of 138.
Any ideas on how I can save it?
Edited by hamluis, 08 January 2014 - 12:24 PM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected - Hamluis.