I am brand new to this forum. I am a Mac user. I just acquired a dell dimension 8300 desktop.
What I am trying to do is update stuff. I have used superspyantispyware most recently. seems to be a good program. It got rid of alot of stuff but not the popups I mention below or the sound.
Before that I was messing with driver updates etc. with what is on the computer and then looking around the net for free anit virus stuff driver updates. I know that support for windows XP ended but got a link from an online chat window at Dell to use and hopefully help me fix some stuff.
Right now there is nothing installed for virus protection. Is there a free Anti Virus and/or Malware program that I can install?
Anyway, it was working fine. Then the audio stopped there are external speakers hooked up. And then the bad image popups - lots of them. Maybe it was the other way around. I don't remember which came first.
So, right now I am online and found this forum. And I figure that I probably screwed up by messing around with stuff but I'm here and it's working to do this.
One thing - when I go to control panel and go to the Sound and Audio Device Properties, I see that the 'Volume' tab is grey so I cannot click on anything. So I cannot change the volume at all. The other tabs I can, but I don't know what they do really.
Like I said, I am a Mac person and this is all new to me. And O yeah, I cannot upgrade the OS, so I would like to just get this running smoothly and have it for back up. And I do not have the Install CD.
So what I need I guess is to get antivirus installed, get rid of the darn popups and have the sound back.
Can someone please help me.