Awhile ago I got a few viruses from one of the files I downloaded. I quickly rid my computer of the virus and cleaned everything out. Afterwards I noticed a bunch of completely random things that had changed. These are just a few:
1. my notification box at the bottom right wasn't the little up arrow anymore it was spread out like the way vista and xp used to be. (already fixed)
2.I couldn't access task manager even though I was on an admin account (fixed)
3. my system restore points were reset.
4.My background is locked to a solid color, and I can't change any settings under and 'personalize'. (they are all grayed out) on the bottom it says 'one or more of the settings on this page has been disabled by the system administrator.'
I haven't gotten to fixing the last one, and would really like to do so. I have tried running AVG to find any viruses, running CCleaner to fix any registry problems, and even creating an entire new admin account (which then made the background locked at the default picture that came with the computer) none of which has worked. If anybody could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated ^^
Also - I was just gonna give up and do a clean install of 7 because I don't really have many important files I need to keep on my computer atm, but my laptop did not come with an OEM disk. it is an HP pavilion dv7.