I really could use some help. If I've posted in the wrong area please let me know and I'll repost in the right section.
I just want to say I've been lucky in all the years I've had desktops not to get a virsus. My computer has been freezing (locking up), running extremely slow, won't let me have more than 1-2 applications going at a time and also when I have internet explorer to either go to a website or type something in the address bar or search bar it will start to download then blink it closes.
I called the person who works on the computers where I work and he said it was a virsus and would take 3 hours to fix if it can be fixed and would also have to do a system restore.
Here is what I did. First I went to Norton and did live updates then ran a full system scan then went and downloaded Ad-Aware Personal and did that then downloaded TuneUp Utilities 2006 and did 1Click Maintenance. My question is do I now need to do a system restore and if not how do you know when you need to do a system restore?
These are the rest of my questions. First what type of maintainance do I need to do on a weekly basis and what type of maintenance on a monthly basis? Also do I just do what I did in my 3rd paragraph or do I also need to do a disk cleanup, scan disk and disk defragmentor and if so how often? Basically I just need a check list of what to do and how often.
Thanks so much for all of the help.