Hi,[quote=velocifero;2190237]I have an old compaq: and it was working fine a week ago. now it has “INFECTIONS” that norton can not remove quaranteen or fix. Also, I have about 45 seconds of internet time before i start getting pop ups. Eventually, it freezes up my computer and I cant do anything but a hard restart. Also, norton will not online update, and my security center will not allow me to turn on or modify anything. any suggestions? other than getting a new computer?[/quote]So your system is compromised.
Help: I Got Hacked. Now What Do I Do? - Microsoft TechNet: Security Management Column
No need to buy a new computer.
[li]Reinstall from scratch[/li][li]Make sure you have the latest service packs and security updates installed[/li][li]Do not use an account with administrative permissions for normal work (applies to W2k, XP and newer)[/li][li]Do not rely on so-called security software. It won’t help you.[/li][/ul]