Computer Problem

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by susiestar, May 31, 2009.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I have a strange computer problem. It was just fine until 3 days ago. Then when I logged on it didn't have my screensaver and when I went online ALL my bookmarked pages were GONE.

    I also seem to be missing a plug in of some sort for 2 of the sites I enjoy.

    I have a laptop running Vista Home Premium and I use Mozilla for the internet.

    If anyone has ANY ideas I would appreciate it. I have checked everything I could figure out, including restarting and shut down and log in after a few minutes. I still can't get MY stuff.

    No one else has access to my computer. It is even beside the bed at night!!
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Have you run a spyware and virus scan lately?
  3. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Does it have a restore function - if so, take it back to three days ago and it should put everything back.

  4. Star*

    Star* call 911

    You have a trojan.

    Try running your spyware if it will allow you to do so.

    If not - try what Marcie Mac suggested and go to a restore point from a week ago.

    If that does not work - I would get it into a professional before critical files and picture files are corrupted.

    There are a lot of do it yourself downloads out there and some will say PAY ME....(do not)

    CNET downloads has a lot of freeware that you can download for virus specific/trojan specific problems but if you don't have the willingness to loose your entire hard drive it's best just to take it to a shop. Probably run you around $40.

    If you don't have $40 - start googling for a specific problem and see if you can pinpoint a fix via solutions others have used (from when you google that problem)

    Hope this helps....let me know.