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I downloaded a program which said it checks your computers for viruses which looked legitimate. Now I restarted my machine and I have no icons on the front of my screen. Help

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  • bab033 Oct 17, 2008

    I have windows XP and it's an INSIGNIA.

  • bab033 Oct 17, 2008

    We tried that but nothing happens. Mouse wouldn't bring up options. :(

  • bab033 Oct 17, 2008

    My icons have appeared but when you click on them the hour glass comes up but nothing happens. How can I restore my computer.

    I am not at my computer now, I am at work. Is there a way of doing it from this computer.??

  • A Womans Computer Man
    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    now that is amazing..you will need to do a restore point for the desktop...what can you tell us about the operating system?

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Just right click on your desktop and choose option "Arrange Icons By" and then click ont the option "Show desktop icons".
Its Simple

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Windows Security Center alert ?


The fake Windows Security Center is a virus that invades a computer and threatens the user that his computer is infected with multiple viruses. Although this "tool" looks legitimate, it is actually rogue malware. It can be time-consuming to remove this fake Windows Security Center from your computer, but you can do it for free.

Download and install a legitimate free anti-malware program, such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (malwarebytes.org), on your computer. Restart your computer and hold down the "F8" key for a few seconds before the Windows logo appears to start the computer in safe mode. Run the anti-malware program and allow it to perform a full scan of your system. This may take hours, depending on a number of factors, but allow the anti-malware software to do its job so that you will be able to fully remove fake Windows Security Center from your computer. http://www.malwarebytes.org/ rather than pay for it http://corbitek-antimalware.soft32.com/free-download Free reliable antimalware solution with realtime protection and automatic update Click to put a check mark next to all of the malware files detected in the scan and click "Delete." Download and install CCleaner (piriform.com/ccleaner). http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner This free program will scan and clean out all temporary files on your computer. Run the program, and when it finishes, your computer should be free from the fake Windows Security Center. Restart your computer to exit safe mode.

Jan 15, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Actually Free AntiVirus Software (Windows Only)


Note: Only for legitimate users of Windows XP/Vista/7.

If you are tired of paying for Anti-Virus software for your computer, the day has finally come when you no longer have to pay for it. Microsoft has released their own anti-virus program for all windows users (with legit copies of windows), probably to compete with apple. The software is called Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), and will most likely be free forever (updates and all). The software is available for XP (32-bit) and both Vista and Windows 7 (32- and 64- bit).

Now before installing MSE you must first uninstall the current anti-virus software you use. Before uninstalling the program, it's features must be shut-off as they are typically designed to protect themselves from removal. In order to do this, move your mouse to the bottom right corner of your screen. Double click on the icon for your anti-virus software (for MSE this is a little house). This will open a control screen for your software. On this screen uncheck or disable all features of your anti-virus software, there will likely be warnings against proceeding - disregard these. Next we will uninstall the program, this can be done by gone within the control panel: click on "Start" then "Control Panel", click on the "Add or Remove Programs" link and then navigate to your anti-virus software. Always remove peripheral components first (i.e. for Symantec products remove the LiveUpdate or anti-malware feature first) followed by the main component (i.e. for Symantec products this would be the symantec anti-virus module). You may have to restart several times during this process, you should always restart when prompted. Once you have removed all of the programs labeled with the maker of your anti-virus software your computer will be ready to install MSE.

Now we can go ahead and begin the MSE installation process. The installer can be found at the following website: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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Be sure to choose the correct version of the software: select the "Download Now" button, and click on the link corresponding to your operating system. This will initiate a download, when the file has saved to your computer, double click on the installer and follow on-screen instructions to installing MSE. Updating the product immediately and then promptly running a system scan is highly recommended.

Enjoy free anti-virus software for life!! Another interesting fact...according to an independent rater of anti-virus software, Virus Bulletin, MSE is one of the very best with a VB100 rating: http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?vendor=VE70
Enjoy!
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on Jul 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Quick Fix for most FAKE Anti-Virus infections.


Note: Get a pad of paper as you will need to write down a few file names.

1. Identify the fake Anti-Virus program.
This is simple just look at the name and icon of the program claiming to be an anti-virus. This should not be hard because they are constantly informing you of fake infections and automatically running scans. After you know which program is bothering you click the start menu or if you can access your desktop find the fake AV programs icon. Once you find the icon on your start menu or desktop right-click and go to properties. Now write down the name .exe file.

2. Deleting the virus
First of all restart your computer in safe-mode. You can do this by either restarting your computer and repeatedly pressing the F8 key until the safe mode screen appears. Or you can click start menu>run type msconfig and hit enter. Click the BOOT.INI tab then put a check next to /SAFEBOOT. Click Ok and then Restart. Once your computer is in safe-mode click START>RUN. Type regedit and hit enter. Press Ctrl+F so that we can search for the fake AV. Remember that file name you wrote down earlier type that into the find box and hit enter. Right click on and delete any registry entries associates with that file. This will prevent the fake AV from trying to run the next time you start your computer. After you have found every entry tied to that filename type in the actual name of the fake AV ex. Anti-Virus 2009. Do the same thing as you did with the filename delete any and all entries associated with the name of that AV.
After this is completed close the registry. Click START>RUN type msconfig. Go to both the Startup tab and the Services tab and look for any entries that have the name of the fake av program or the filename you wrote down. Un-check any you find. Now close the configuration panel. Click START>SEARCH>FOR FILES OR FOLDERS... type in the name of the file you wrote down and hit enter delete any of the files you find with that name. Also if any of the files are in a folder named what the AV is delete those entire folders. DONT delete your system32 folder or anyfolder found in your C:\Windows directory unless you know for 100% that its only contents are files associated with fake AntiVirus Program. If you are unable to delete the file ex. it gives you an error message saying its already running restart your computer again in safe mode and try deleting it again. After that is complete and you booted your computer in safe mode using the msconfig method click START>RUN type msconfig goto the BOOT.INI tab and un-check /SAFEBOOT if not just restart your computer.

After those steps are completed the fake Anti-Virus program should not be bothering you anymore. Remember this is only a quick fix so that you can at least use your computer to run an anti-spyware\malware\virus program and this is highly recommended as its likely you have more infections.

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All of the application in desktop doesnt effect when id opened it always the enternet explorer shows


Very strange behavior, it could be a virus, or it could simply be that your windows is corrupted. try creating a new icon for a program and see if that works, if it does, you may have to recreate icons for everything that was on the desktop.
My first step would be to run a virus scan though. AVG is a free program that can be downloaded from download.com
If my solution of recreating the icons, or scanning for viruses doesn't work, you may have to look at reinstalling windows.

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VIRUS


Follow thegiven steps to remove virus:
As soon as you suspect that your computer has a virus, remove your computer from any networks it might be on, as well as from the Internet, so that you don't inadvertently spread the bug to others. Unplug your network cable if you have to.
If you have virus-scanning (anti-virus) software installed, run it.
If you don't have anti-virus software, you'll need to obtain some. If you can't get it from a network administrator or download it from an uninfected computer, you can mail-order it from a retailer. Start your computer (still not connected to a network) and follow the instructions that came with the anti-virus software.
Keep running the virus-scanning software until your computer comes up clean.
Reconnect your computer to the Internet and check with the anti-virus software's publisher to make sure you have the latest updates. If not, download them now.
After updating the anti-virus software, run it again until your computer comes up clean.

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Unable to connect to internet or any program whatsoever


Some viruses do lock themselves to legitimate Windows programs. If they get delete, so do the Windows programs.

Re-installation is your next logical step.

May 12, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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E 42


E42 is a scanner error. Please check all of your scanner connections, then turn everything off unplug it from the wall, wait a few minutes and try again.

You may need to reinstall the scanner driver. If you have the installation CD it is on there.


If you have your installation CD begin as follows:

uninstall the old software(keep your key and registration #s) by going to Start>Control Panel>install and uninstall>scroll down until you find your printer if it is still there and click on uninstall.

Turn off the machine and unplug it

Turn off all your running programs including your virus control
(look in the lower right corner and click on each little icon there and turn off everything you can).

Reinstall the software. Follow all instructions.Restart Your computer

If you need to download:

Locate the driver here:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=13368#DownloadDetailAct
Be sure to choose your operating system in the little slot to find the driver download.

Turn off all your running programs including your virus control
(look in the lower right corner and click on each little icon there and turn off everything you can).

Download the driver and SAVE it to your desktop

Click on it to install and follow the directions carefully. When it is finished, if it has not told you to reconnect your printer, do so now.

Restart your computer.

Good Luck. Please let me know if this works and please rate my solution. Thank You.

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This type of printer


What is your printer model name and number?

Or you can look up the driver yourself by going to www.lexmark.com/downloads

When you have located the correct driver for your machine, pleae do a clean download and install as follows:

Turn off the machine and unplug it

Turn off all your running programs including your virus control
(look in the lower right corner and click on each little icon there and turn off everything you can)

Now download the driver and SAVE it to your desktop
Click on it to install and follow the directions carefully. When it is finished, if it has not told you to reconnect your printer, do so now.

Restart your computer.


Good Luck. Please let me know if this works and rate my solution. Thank You.

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Problem with yahoo messenger


I suggest that you check the amount of memory you have. The messenger uses a lot.

You should probably do a major clean up of your system:

virus update and scan

start all programs>accessories>system tools>disc cleanup

toolbar>tools>internet options>delete all your cookies

check through your little icons in the lower right hand corner and tell me all that you have there. If you have a bunch of proggys waiting to start up all the time that uses memory, and most but not all do not really serve any purpose.

Take a look at your desktop and delete any unnecessary icons for proggys you rarely use (this does not delete the program.) Right click on the icon and click delete.

If you have register cleaning program run that


Go through your files and delete junk you know longer need or want or put them onto a CD (I mean old pictures, files, etc.)

Empty your recycle bin

start all programs>accessories>system tools>defrag After you have done all this and restarted your system, you may want to uninstall messenger and do a clean download and install, which means make sure that all of your running proggys are closed, including your virus control while you downloading and installing. Do another restart and make sure your virus control is back on. I hope this helps.

Aug 13, 2008 | Yahoo YHT-630 System

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Download printer


Go to www.lexmark.com. Then drivers and downloads.

When you have located the correct driver for your machine, please do a clean download and install as follows:
Turn off the machine and unplug it
Turn off all your running programs including your virus control
(look in the lower right corner and click on each little icon there and turn off everything you can)
Now download the driver and SAVE it to your desktop
Click on it to install and follow the directions carefully. When it is finished, if it has not told you to reconnect your printer, do so now.
Restart your computer.

Good Luck. Please let me know if this works and rate my solution. Thank You.

Aug 02, 2008 | Lexmark X2350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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