Hi, I used HitmanPro because Firefox was running very slow and experiencing blacking out on whole pages. It found a bunch of trackers and one other issue with HKLM/software/classes. After I let it do its thing Firefox works fine now, but then I noticed none of my USB ports will recognize my external hard drive or audio interface. I tried to find a solution and saw that what I deleted were registry files and well, that was a huge mess up on my end.
A short and easy fix for me would be to back up my files and just system restore a clean pc. Yet, I can't back anything up on an external HDD and I never created any restore points before the registry got messed with. I could possibly use google drive, but I wanted to see if anyone could help me with this problem first. I would love it if my USB ports could talk to hardware again. All external hardware lights up, as it is receiving power, but none work, not even a mouse.
Also, would trackers have been the problem slowing Firefox? Is that common?