Before I start, I know there's a whole section on free utilities I'm just looking for someone to guide me. I'm beyond burnt out and have very little mental capacity remaining. It's not easy being responsible for everything or having to pick up the pieces if you delegate. I just finished wrapping Christmas presents and I have extra trips to make now since gifts were left when we made our stops yesterday because someone else packed the car and I took their word that everything was there.
I installed a virus on the pc one day while I was rushing to try to get to work and being badgered about finding something. I don't believe the virus itself is gone and the registry appears to have become messed up in the process. Every time there is a restart we get a message about some balance browser file missing from registry. Mouse/keyboard actions are jerky and don't follow expected results. Where as clicking used to open in same window now its opening a whole new browser window not even a tab. IE which we never used before seems to have become corrupt and now refuses to connect to the internet which for whatever reason means that ALL web related pictures in Outlook do not load.
I am considering just resetting to factory settings but that means backing everything up and then reinstalling/loading outlook pst file etc and was hoping there was a better alternative. The computer will not do a restore to any point available in the system which only goes back to very end of November for whatever reason. I've run Malawarebytes anti Malware, AnviSmart Defender, EasyCleaner, Windows Registry repair all with no luck. It says it finds so many errors/issues I tell it to delete/confine and rerun scan to get same responses again.