((Yes, I tried to reset it to an earlier date and that did NOTHING with these pop ups telling me that my computer is at risk...blahhhhh))
*****UPDATE!**** Thanks to a friend who called to help me in my time of distress, I learned that I have to restart the computer in SAFE mode and THEN restore it to an earlier date to get rid of the malware. So it's gone, I've got my icons back, etc......but all my photos are gone :c( Good thing I have all the photos from this trip saved on my phone, but all the others that were saved on the laptop are no longer here. BUGGERS!! Why do they do this? (*&@#($*&(*&!