Ok I am not that smart with computers but I was on the internet and all of a sudden millions of windows started popping up and filling the screen. So I was "[bleep] some kinda virus i'm screwed'. I have some kinda limted anit-virus software (something with windows) but don't think it was updated. Anyway after that the computer would keep rebooting over and over and over even in safe mode or anything I tried. I believe I even tried DOS mode but nothing worked. I would have tried removing the problem and try to save my data but didn't know how and didn't want to bring it to someone to fix. So I re-installed the OS (windows xp and hp software) and it seems to work fine.
I would just like to know if there is probably still a virus or something still on it (what it is), where there are some free programs to help protect my pc. And if there's some kind of easy to use program I can use to recover lost files (mostly pictures) that I lost (if it won't put me at risk). Sorry
for all the demands...any help is HUGELY APPRECIATED. >.>
Edited by Insane Guy X, 19 July 2006 - 09:25 PM.