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HP Wireless Assistant

Hello, I'm hoping someone can help me. I am using a HP Presairo F500 Laptop, model: GF596UAR#ABA. I've had no problems/issues using the integrated wireless feature until yesterday, when for no apparent reason I lost all wireless connectivity. I cannot even launch the HP Wireless Assistant to troubleshoot. Any ideas would be appreciated. I think it is bigger than that...I lost wireless assistant then discovered that I also lost the files for Windows Defender and Spyware Doctor. The laptop does not recognize the USB ports. I think this is an attack. But, I am not certain..

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Mmm a mystery...
are you part of a network or adhoc are others able to connect to ur pc.
you could download the drivers and reinstall them and if spyware doctor and win defender are registered you can always retrieve them.
after doing this I would consider installing norton antivirus or norton 360..I use norton 360 on all my machines.

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