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Cannot Update Antivirus

Just bought my e-machine notebook at Christmas - great piece of kit but I cannot update my spy doctor! I try to run a "smart update" & it says theres an error & to try late - no error code given! I have tried bullguard, norton, & AVG - all of which say I am not connected to the internet - which I AM & that I cannot update this antivirus! My son has the same machine, the same windows vista basic & is using the same internet provider as me (he is only upstairs in his room!) & he has installed AVG & getting the updates he needs to keep his Laptop secure! Any help would be appriciated!

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  • Mr PK Feb 16, 2009

    I am using Mccafee antivirus, and I use to update weekly. but sometimes when I try to update it will report as follows, "the system is already running the latest version" what can I do?


    Poloko Kheoane

  • Jarish Castañeda
    Jarish Castañeda May 11, 2010

    Are you able to open your web browsers?

  • wprodgers
    wprodgers May 11, 2010

    a few questions, are you able to access websites via your browser?

    do you know if you have recently installed a program (which is really a virus), called Anti-virus 2008 or Anti-Virus 2009. (Or do you have popups in the bottom right telling you that you have a virus and "Click to install" an anti-virus program?



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Which antivirus u r using

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