None of your programs work.
You keep getting a pop-up telling you that your computer has viruses and needs to be scanned.
The pop-up has a link to the solution, and if you buy the product for $49, $79, $99, $199 or some other stupid amount of money, the virus will be removed.
IT IS A SCAM.
People have brought this problem to me many times. A couple of months ago I had it happen to me. I was searching for a free version of software and one of the many tabs I had open was a bad site and I must have clicked OK to something.
Well it didn’t take long to realize that everything stopped working and the only thing that did work was the
“You need to buy this Anti-Virus product to fix your computer blah, blah blah…”
I laughed at my stupidity and ran “Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware”.
The scan completed, I clicked to fix the problems, my computer was back in business. Simple.
Here is the catch. It must be installed before you have the problem.
Research the product. DO IT NOW!!!! Before the problems start.