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Download AVG http://free.avg.com/. Run it, and it should remove any viruses. Then download Spybot Search and Destroy, http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.safer-networking.org/en/&sa=X&oi=smap&resnum=1&ct=result&cd=1&usg=AFQjCNGbbSNum1E1cR4EmW0Tu34XJn27jA This will remove any adware, trojans, spyware, Malware, etc etc off your machine.

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Have viris need to get to system restore to solve problem


Why not just kill the Virus? Use your up-to-date Anti Virus and run a FULL scan, delete ALL results. Use MALWAREBYTES freeware at : http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/ In the install UNCHECK the TRIAL PRO version, you want the freeware version, run a FULL scan, delete ALL results, reboot. Use freeware CCLEANER: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ to remove the junk from your machine, If you are determined to Do a Recovery use this procedure: https://support.gateway.com/emachines/software/MICROSOF/vista/7515910/7515910su4.shtmlhttps://support.gateway.com/emachines/software/MICROSOF/vista/7515910/7515910su4.shtml

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I have an EMachine with Vista when I click on the explorer icon the page starts to load but then disappears


ithink that because virus, install shareware anti virus, if that didn't work reinstall your pc
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It sounds like you have a virus. To be specific, "Vista Protection 2010" sounds suspiciously like a class of viruses called "rogue AV", which lock down your system and harass you into giving them your credit card number. Often, once you do, the program will not stop doing what it does. They will tell you your computer is full of viruses and stop you from running programs.

To get rid of it, boot into safe mode by rebooting your PC and holding down F8 as soon as it starts to boot. Select safe mode (or safe mode with networking). Disable the virus starting up with the computer:
  1. Hold down windows+R
  2. Type "msconfig" and press enter
  3. Select the startup tab
  4. Look for entries with truly nonsensical names like geiuwyzi.exe and 80221919. Also look for "av.exe" and anything with the same name as the virus. Disable each one using the checkbox beside it.
  5. Reboot your computer. The virus should not be visible.
  6. Run at least one antivirus program. I personally recommend MalwareBytes and ClamAV (you don't want to know how many of these I see where the poor user has relied upon AVG or Avast). Run a full scan - as the virus is not currently running, a quick scan may not detect it.
That should do you.

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I have a Dell Vostro desktop given to me by my wife's aunt. I ran the system restore disk and named myself system administrator, with a password. The PC runs Vista business. I have a HP printer that does...


Yes, wiping out you hard drive would be the best solution to the problem. To explain things, first, the system telling you that you do not have admin rights even though you are the admin, it can only be done by a virus (most likely, a trojan virus) that declines your admin previleges so that the virus can take control of the system, also the reason why there is a ghost boot residing in the dual boot (that should technically shouldn't have in the first place), get the idea? Anyway, to make the explanation short, hard drive wipeout is the permanent solution, then, you can install back a fresh copy of Vista (or XP if you prefer)...

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You have to format it, or to use the recovery cd that came with the pc when you bought it, load it and will bring your operating system as the day you bought it.

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It could be a virus that your anti viral software isn't picking up. you could try to change your settings so that you boot from a disk and your drives are set as slaves( by changing the jumpers on the back of the drive, all info on a little sticker) and run an updated anti virus program. Also, if it turns out your drives are not going to play and you have a back up of your system, format the drive and start over. hope this helps, if not, sorry ;)

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The eApp software was designed to function on both laptop and tablet PC computers.
Below are the hardware/software requirements for each configuration.
Note: eApp should run under Windows 2000, Windows XP Home and Media Center versions but Windows XP Professional (32 bit) and Windows Vista (32 bit) are the only 2 operating systems that the eApp help desk currently support. Use of an unsupported operating system can inhibit your ability to use eApp as it was intended and cause extra 3rd party support expenses.
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