Hi guys, I need some help :/
Let me start off by saying Im only 18, and Im not a HUGE computer person. I know enough to get by, but thats it.
My brother bought me a laptop for christmas and it had Norton security already installed. That recently expired, so I was left with no antivirus protection up until now.
Well, just today, I was searching on Google and found that everytime I clicked on a link, it took me to a new page that had nothing to do with what I was looking for. My mom said Avast was a good program, so I downloaded the free version(as Im low on money) thinking it would help with whatever was going on with Google... it didnt.
I read around and found that Ive been hijacked? And Im not sure how to deal with this at all.
Can you guys maybe help me out, give me step by step instructions on what to do? I'd REALLY appriciate it. No one in my family is computer savy, and I dont have the money to get this fixed by professionals.
Also, is Avast as good as my mom said it is, with it being free? If not, whats a good free program that will protect me?
Please help guys, I dont know what to do! :(