I got a Dell computer and my operating system is Windows 7. The other day, I downloaded something which caused a virus and adware, also installing things that were scams (stuff that wasn't what it said to be). Well, I got rid of all the stuff I could see that had been installed, but the next day my whole background is gone (even the Windows taskbar).

Luckily, I was able to get on a browser from the task manager (the new task button) but my computer isn't working properly. The performance is poor, and I get this warning when I get on the computer saying "window host" on the top and something about vbscript in the body message.

Is there a way to fix this?

  • Reboot the OS, during the reboot-phase press and release F8 until the Manager is shown "Advanced Boot Options" and choose "Last know good configuration". If it doesn't work something else could be tried. Here is a link for a similar Problem: superuser.com/questions/346309/…
    – Tech-IO
    Dec 29, 2016 at 17:53
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  • As a short-term solution, I would use a different/clean computer to download RKill and Malwarebytes, then run both of them in that order and remove whatever they find. Realistically, if the operating system is that problematic the only safe method to return it back to normal is a full wipe-and-reload.
    – Run5k
    Dec 29, 2016 at 18:39
  • i have malwarebytes but it never stays open when i open it.... it loses response instantly, but ok ill try to use it
    – sasha2cool
    Jan 6, 2017 at 17:54


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