I recently purchased a new laptop (OS - Windows 7), on which my first action was to install google chrome. After which Internet Explorer has been opening by itself, straight to sites which my Norton Internet Security has been detecting as "malicious," and all adverts. Although this is not the end of the world, it is an inconvenience and seriously frustrating. My first thought was to run a security check through Norton, all risks detected were Cookies, and after deleting, the problem persisted.
I am almost computer illiterate, and the only possible cause i could think of was malware, however i thought this would be detected by my Norton Antivirus? I have searched my computer for well known programs linked with malware and nothing has come up.
I would appreciate simple english as I said, i am not the most computer savvy person in the world.