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When I switch on this morning I was told to wait for a software update ins tallation wizard.so i waited and about an hour later ,it said I was finished ,then advert came on every time I switch on and I cannot stop it only my witching the main and whatever I was doing is loits .What can I do ??????????????? I am 79 years old and have enjoyed my computer for many years .I am a retired teacher of Maths,French ,Computer Studies and Head of Year (14/15),boys & girls and 15 Staff in the 1976 to 1991 when I retired . SO PLEASE HELP .

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What was the last software installed on your computer that you are aware of - locate it in the add & remove programs and uninstall it.

your problem description indicates that you now have an adware in your system.

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Hi There, I am sorry to hear about your computer. It sounds like you have a spyware or malware on your computer. Do you know if you have any virus and spyware program on your computer? Thanks, Mike

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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What do I do when my computer says, Please do not power off or unplug you machine.
Installing updates 5 of 5. For about 6 hours now!!


Hi Good day!!! Sir/mam you will need to wait till it finish, because it is a Microsoft update.it is required for your pc to update cause your using a OEM Operating system (Original OS).

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To learn how to determine your sound card's type please click this link1 or this link2.


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