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I have a pop up on my bottom bar telling me i have a security promblem but its just trying to sell me antimale ware i run three checks with three difernt checkers and all are clear i cant seem to stop it or delete it and it pops every 5 mins

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The Best Free PC Security


Free PC Security: OS Microsoft Windows 2,000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7

These are the best free security programs that I have found that actually do get rid of mal-ware, spy-ware, viruses, and worms for free. If your security program is not protecting your system very well, or it is an older paid for version that is now out of date and will not update any longer unless you purchase the new version, then you might do well to download and install these very powerful and efficient security programs.

You should only have one anti-virus/anti-spy-ware program installed and running on your PC or a conflict can occur, besides the fact that there would be an un-necessary use of the system resources. If you remove your old security program be sure to remove it from the add and remove programs in the control panel (some security programs have to be disabled before they can be removed). Also mal-ware is not the same as viruses, spy-ware, or worms. Malwarebytes will not remove any viruses, spy-ware, or worms, and AVG will not remove any mal-ware either.

AVG-Free Edition will automatically update itself and run security scans, it can be set from the AVG control panel in tools, advanced settings, schedules. You should set up the schedule so that it will update and scan at a time when the PC is not in use (usually during the middle of the night).

Also be sure that the Microsoft auto-update is not scheduled to run at the same time that you scheduled AVG to update or run a scan, if it is then change the Microsoft auto-update settings to something that will not run at the same time that AVG runs, for example (evryday 9:00 a.m., every Sunday 9:00 a.m., etc.). You can change the Microsoft auto-update settings in control panel, auto-updates.

Malwarebytes is the best free anti mal-ware program that I have found, the free edition will not auto-update or auto-scan and these functions must be manually done, but that is trivial compared to the protection that this program provides. After Malwarebytes has been installed, update it from the update tab and then check for any updates, after any updates then run a scan from the scanner tab, and then select a Full scan for the first time.

If you are using Vista right click on Malwrebytes and select Run As Administrator.

To fully protect your PC, Malwarebytes should be ran anytime that you close your web browser and are done using the internet, you should run a quick scan and if any malware is found then you should also run a full scan to be sure that the malware has been completely purged from your entire PC.

You can also protect your PC from known rogue web sites by downloading and installing SpywareBlaster, it does not scan for anything, and it does not remove anything, SpywareBlaster will prevent your internet explorer from connecting to known restricted, harmful, or rogue web sites for an added layer of protection.

Download AVG-Free Edition from here;

http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html?tag=mncol

Download Malwarebytes from here;

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol

Download SpywareBlaster from here;

http://download.cnet.com/SpywareBlaster/3000-8022_4-10196637.html?tag=mncol

These security programs will do a very good job at protecting your PC from internet threats. I used to have to fight these threats all the time to get rid of them, on either friends or family if not my own PC, but ever since I have installed these three programs on my system, and that of all my friends and family, it has actually become quite boring and I almost miss the battles.

on May 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My start menu button and task bar is missing what shall i do :(


Don't worry you can solve it very easily.
Please just follow the below steps and you will fix it.

1 . If you are moving your mouse cursor all the way down (or wherever you have placed your task bar by default), but it won't show up, try pressing the Window key, typically found between the CTRL and the Alt keys. You can also press CTRL+Esc and achieve the same result. If your Start menu pops up after performing either action, this is your chance to manually re size your Windows task bar, as you had probably minimized it by accident.

2 . In case the above step does not fix the issue, try launching the Task Manager by pressing CTRL+Alt+DEL. In the window that pops up, go to the File menu, click on New Task, and type "Explorer" or "Explorer.exe", without the quotes. This action will basically restart the main shell that allows you to see your desktop icons, launch the task bar and initiate most of the visualizations you see on your Operating System. If this does not do the job, let's move onto step three.

3 . Try simply restarting the computer, as this may be as well caused by an old, sluggish system begging to be restarted for various reasons.

4 . Now, if none of the above have worked, you may be forced to run an anti virus and spy ware application. It is recommended that you launch these programs from Safe Mode by simply pressing the F8 key while your computer is booting up (right before the Windows logo shows up on the screen). Some viruses and spyware are known to alter your system in strange ways, so cleaning it may be an appropriate solution, as you have nothing to lose by trying.

5 . If all else fails, you may have to resort to repairing Windows through your Windows disc. During this repair, all of your data/documents will be left intact, while Windows attempts to fix any system error or damage found.

Thanks .

Oct 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Having trouble with the 1 G memory, pc using 60%


You can go to a number of sites to determine the appropriate memory for your machine: crucial.com, 4allmemory.com, etc.

You may need to adjust the size of your virtual memory. You may also find that disk defragging might help a bit.

May 14, 2010 | Acer Aspire M1100-B1300A Refurbished AMD...

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Having trouble with the 1 G memory, pc using 60% sitting still and when i try to open microsoft word it says not enough mem. to run word , pc also running slow and i have checked for vir, and spy ware none...


Good day!You will buy a DDR2 Memory..DDR2 starts at PC533,PC667,PC800..But pc533 is obsolete already..so 667 and 800 is your choice.Kindly look at your existing memory and see if what FSB is it..667 or 800..then if you confirmed..buy one..

regards,
mastergani

Mar 26, 2010 | Acer Aspire M1100-B1300A Refurbished AMD...

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Task bar is missing on bottom of screen after pc wakes up.


mine does this with windows 7, right click on desktop and open 'personalize' then open 'taskbar and start menu'
From here choose to move your taskbar location to the side of the screen and click apply. it should return, then just tell it to go back to the bottom.

Sep 18, 2009 | Dell Studio XPS 435 PC Desktop

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I can't sign into myspace. I haven't forgotten my password, and i can sign into myspace from other computers. It used to let me log in when I first removed my pop-up blockers and I don't have any pop-up...


There are few reasons for this to happen.
Have you checked if the notebook you are connecting is connected to the internet?
Can you browse any other sites in this pc?
Have you checked if the address is accurately keyed-in?

If the problem still persists, do the followings;

  1. Click on Tools in Internet Explorer, go to internet option.
  2. Click on the "Security" tab.
  3. Click on "Default Level", click "Apply".
  4. Go to "Privacy" tab,
  5. Click on "Default", click "Apply".
  6. Go to "Content" tab.
  7. Click on "Clear SSL State", click "Apply".
  8. Go to "Advance" tab.
  9. Click on "Reset", click "Apply", "OK"
  10. Close the Internet Explorer.
  11. If you are using firewall and/or any "Norton" software/s, please disable them.
  12. Restart the pc and try again.
If problem persists, try disabling firewall, anti-virus soft wares and all running programs.

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Jan 24, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My computer screen continues to pop-up a balloon that states "you have a security problem." How can it be fixed?


Its seems like you have infected with spy ware of sometype. first of all look at the task bar, I am sure there is a yellow triangle or something similar with a ! mark on it, if try to close it, it wont give you that option. So first of all, turn on windows defender download the updates and run the spyware check. IF this does not help get a antivirus/antispyware s/w and run it. Lets see how that goes.

Oct 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I hane windows vista and when i download any thing or install it to my pc it say's ur security setting not allowed to download or install the program


there should be a warning that pops up just below the internet explorer address bar, telling you to allow it to download, just click allow on the pop up.

Aug 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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