So, the other day, I downloaded this file onto my laptop, and accidentally allowed a few programs to make changes to my computer. I quickly uninstalled everything that was installed, and deleted all the downloads, and I thought I was fine. Boy, was I wrong...
But then, I started having this problem where, whenever I try to lock the screen (for me, pressing the power button locks the screen), the screen goes black, but the lock screen doesn't show up. It just goes black, with only my mouse visible, so I'm forced to do a hard restart of my computer any time my screen locks or tries to use it's screensaver.
But that's not all, a few minutes after starting my computer (about 5-10 minutes, depending on how I use it), my search bar stops working as well- if you click on the search bar or try to type something in, nothing budges (it's just as if no one ever clicked on it). I noticed that my lock screen usually works fine, up until the point where my search bar stops working, then the above-stated problems occur. That makes me think that there's a service messing with my computer, but it takes a while to boot up before it can have an effect, but I suck with pc's so I wouldn't know.
Then there's the fact that for some odd reason, I can't download some files from the net. I tried downloading 2 different types of antivirus, both failed (click the download button and nothing happens), and I tried uploading a document, also failed (click the upload button and nothing happens).
I ran a scan on my pc using Windows Defender and it said everything was fine, but I don't think that's the case.
Anyone know what's going on and/or how to fix it?
Operating System: Windows 10
Model: ROG GL552JX
System: 64-bit Operating System, x-64 based processor
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