I did a complete new rebuild a few months ago. I ordered Windows 7 home premium from the Microsoft website and installed it no problems. I have been very happy with my snappy new computer.
A few days ago, upon booting up, my desktop background came up black, and down by the tray was a little message telling me I was running illegal Win. 7 software. I thought maybe I hadn't verified my software.
About that time, my 'Fire Fox English UK' kept coming up 'English US'. I went into settings and the settings were for UK as they always had been. I finally wound up down loading Chrome which works sluggishly but OK. I uninstalled Fire Fox.
All this time I was still getting the black background and message. I can change the background to my regular blue but it returns to black when I closed my browser, or turn off my computer.
One last thing (finally): I downloaded Fire Fox English UK today from the Mozilla UK website and guess what; It downloaded the US site. To make things worse, I am almost deaf and can't talk on the phone to Microsoft about it. Is this a virus?
Any help would be greatly appreciated,