I had a bogus "Virus Protection" alert mimicking Windows, then everything started messing up after I foolishly downloaded the recommended software. I have since replaced the hard drive with a SATA. When I put my Windows Disk in to load it, after all the prompting, I get a "PXE-e61" error that no bootable media is found and to check my cable. I have checked and re-checked all of this. Some other disks (bootable tools) work, so the drive is reading. How can I get this thing to install my windows again. (WIndows XP Pro)
Re: I had a bogus "Virus Protection" alert mimicking...
Check out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314859 for a possible solution. Check you motherboard web site for the SATA interface driver. You will need the driver when you press the F6 key during installation of XP.
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You launch your Web browser, but your homepage has changed. You type in a Web address, but the browser sends you to a site you\'re never heard of. Whenever you try to go to a new destination, it sends you right back, sometimes covering your screen in pop-up ads. If this sounds familiar, you\'ve got a serious problem on your hands. It\'s called browser hijacking, and it\'s something you need to fix right away. What is a Browser Hijacker? b> A browser hijacker is a type of computer virus that targets your Web browser. Some hijacking programs try to make you click on bogus pop-up ads that spawn incessantly. Others are purely malicious, designed only to cause trouble. Infected browsers sometimes redirect you to pornographic websites, while others may take you to fake search engines. Even if a site looks legitimate, if you didn\'t tell your browser to go there, don\'t click on anything. b> How Did I Get Hijacked? b> Browser hijackers disguise themselves in various ways. Pop-up ads are a common infection point for browser hijackers, which is why virtually all Web browsers come with aggressive pop-up blocking protection. Ads promising free electronics or large cash prizes are common sources of browser hijackers as well. Some hijackers hitch a ride on bogus software downloads or hyperlinks. In the future, don\'t download files from unknown sources, and don\'t click on any ads that sound too good to be true. Fake Security Software b> If your browser issues are accompanied by security pop-ups from a desktop security program, be careful. Some current browser hijackers masquerade as security software, as well as infecting your browser. These programs are particularly dangerous, as they often camouflage themselves to look like a legitimate software program. Use your common sense before clicking on a security alert. If the security program is not one that you have installed or that you have ever seen before, or if there are spelling errors within the alert, don\'t touch it. b> How To Get Rid of a Hijacker b> Browser hijackers can usually be sorted out by running a full system scan with your anti-virus software. Make sure that your anti-virus software is up to date before running your scan. Even after the virus is removed, you may need to reset some of your browser settings, particularly your homepage. If the browser hijacker made a mess of your settings, it may be faster for you to perform a clean reinstall of your browser software. http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/antivirus-rogue.aspx
A YouTube account makes it possible to upload and share videos and to create customized pages. Creating a YouTube account is nearly effortless and requires only an email address, a password and a username. If you have different usernames and passwords for different websites, it can be easy to forget just what combination unlocks your YouTube account. Fortunately, you can recover your YouTube login information even if you can\'t remember your username. Hope this helps. http://www.youtube.com/forgot_username
If you are getting this message alert "Your PC maybe at risk no firewall is found" than you do not have worry about anything unless you have a very sensitive information in your PC and you are aware of a threat that emerged before. Most of the intrusion in PCs occur through Mal ware (Viruses) and if you have a good anti virus installed and it is updated than you do not have to worry about anything. Windows firewall can cause problems with many software communication with internet like download and upload of data. One recent problem that I have found is with download and installation of Adobe Air. The Windows firewall offers problems in this.
Do not worry, The money you have paid is not lost but you can call your credit card company to dispute the charge and block all charges to that vendor so that the buggers won't get rich. As for removing the rougeware there is one very good software known as combofix that is excellent in dis-infecting your computer. It is a freeware that automatically does the job if you have a functional internet connection(as it has to download windows recovery console) http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe Just run it and watch the fake anitvirus being wiped out of your comp. Once its done download malware bytes free anti-malware and give it a go. Perform a full system scan to ensure that nothing is left. http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button Once you are happy purchase a legit antivirus . I recommend Kaspersky anti-virus . I personally use it and its really good.
hello. Immediately telephone your credit card company and report what is happening and cancel that card. Regarding your computer, turn it off and take it to your local staples or other computer store and have them repair it for you. Everytime you have it on until it is devirused, you risk having that bogus company doing you more damage. J.
You have restore points automatically set on your computer. You need to find where the last restore point is and restore to that point. Then when you try to reload the greeting cards again do when you are off line and turn your virus protection off and when you are done loading greeting card program turn virus protection back on. I recommend getting rid of Macafee it is junk and you are paying way too much for it. You can go on line to cnet.com and get free virus protection from AVG and it will not mess up your computer when you are trying to down load new software. The nice thing is it is free.
Procedure of Reformatting, will loose all your information. I suggest you back up everything.
You will need your Disc that came with Computer.
Insert the Disc and start. When you reformat your computer, you will find your product key code located on your computer. It is a sticker and it is labeled " product key code". It has alot of numbers on it.
Always look for a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). A COA is a label that helps you identify genuine Microsoft software. A COA is not a software license – it is a visual identifier that assists in determining whether or not the Microsoft software you are running is genuine. However, without it, you will not have a legal license to run Microsoft software. A COA should never be purchased by itself without the software it authenticates.
If you do not have one, then I suggest your Purchase one.
FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. .
Running Spybot Search & Destroy and Defender, with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE
There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there, ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get Kaspersky-- 2009-2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.
REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.! Hope this helps. Good Luck :0)