I've just got a laptop, Windows 98, Pentium II (an oldie). I must confess I am a Mac lover and only use this PC as access to the internet through a cable modem, at home.
It has this vroomsearch thing and I've read all the stuff re HiJack This and getting rid of malware, trojans, spyware, viruses, cookies, crapware, popups, etc. etc. etc. and all I want to do is start over, retaining what I need and getting rid of the rest and this vroomsearch and pornographic links. There ought to be a law. How can people ruin other's computers and get away with it?
For a rookie like me it seems a lot of steps and potential problems to get rid of what should be, in my opinion, simple to delete. Registry, etc. etc. confuses me and I am afraid of making a mistake and getting rid of something I need to get rid of vroomsearch.
I bought System Mechanic which was supposed to (I thought) prevent stuff like this from happening but it obviously did not. I wish this computer had the simplicity of the Macs at the office but I have to stick it through.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. I can and will be as patient as necessary to solve my problems, and to prevent this from happening again. Maybe eventually I can enjoy this PC as I do my Macs. Right now I do not and am frustrated as heck.