Need help, please.

cdbearde

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I need some help from you computer savvy people, I would truly appreciate it.
For some reason every icon on my laptop, from Facebook to my email and in between, I click on them and google search comes up, Youtube, Twitter, and this sight is the only ones taht work that I have tried. I have at least 50 icons, I know that is ridiculous but they have been taken over by google. I have restarted the laptop but the same thing happens, I really don't want to trash this pc and buy a new one because it's only a year and a half old. But it seems like google owns this PC.
Any help would be absolutely appreciated.
 

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I'm really sorry. But my only recommendation is something you specifically spoke out against.

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cdbearde

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I'm really sorry. But my only recommendation is something you specifically spoke out against.

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Bud, that is what I want to do, but my wonderful wife is like saying please calm down and deal with it tomorrow, but thanks for your encouragement.
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cdbearde

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I'm really sorry. But my only recommendation is something you specifically spoke out against.

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Also, what does the bolded mean? I mean like I own everything I say, like it or regret it I will. But let me know so I can laugh about it. If it's smashing a PC, I am not beyond it that's for sure. 🤣
 

cdbearde

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Have you tried bookmarking them instead of making them all shortcut icons?
No sir, too late now. I think I am going to do a total reset to factory settings and start over if that will work, I see that no worse than buying a new one. "I think"
I will sleep on it and see if anyone has a better idea. 👍
 

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No sir, too late now. I think I am going to do a total reset to factory settings and start over if that will work, I see that no worse than buying a new one. "I think"
I will sleep on it and see if anyone has a better idea. 👍
Maybe it's the browser. Might try to update that first if updates are available.
 
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No sir, too late now. I think I am going to do a total reset to factory settings and start over if that will work, I see that no worse than buying a new one. "I think"
I will sleep on it and see if anyone has a better idea. 👍
U cant just right click the icons and delete them? Itll be slow but should work. Well woulda worked in 2004 when i was still considered computer savvy.
 

cdbearde

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U cant just right click the icons and delete them? Itll be slow but should work. Well woulda worked in 2004 when i was still considered computer savvy.
Yes I can and might just do that instead of a factory reset. 👍
 

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cdbearde

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Update system preferences on your browser.
I think I did it. It said it was Microsoft Edge or something like that, I clicked on the reset button.
I am going to purchase Norton 360 premium that has the VPN and give it a try, this all started when I watched a video that was political because I thought it was funny, things changed on my laptop that same day. :rolleyes:
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I think I did it. It said it was Microsoft Edge or something like that, I clicked on the reset button.
I am going to purchase Norton 360 premium that has the VPN and give it a try, this all started when I watched a video that was political because I thought it was funny, things changed on my laptop that same day. :rolleyes:
Thanks
Glad to hear!
 
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