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Windows Security Center calls for Firewall be turned on booting!

1)XP reboot must turn on Firewall - recently uninstalled IE'8 as it seemed incompatible - IE'6 is back on ... Several other glitches seem to have popped up following the removal of IE'8 which may/may not be relevant.
2)Skype Picks up caller's video but does not deliver via MS LifeCam 1.3 for others to see from my end -
3)Desktop seems to lose Icon links if left on too long without program running -
4)Occasionally locks up & must be rebooted from OE'06 - no eMail lost todate -
5)MSWord'07 restarts following exit with clean page for continued typing - Microsoft wants to charge without looking at the problem - I'm not expert to I'm asking for guidance or solution...
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  • Nicolas
    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    When did you check your computer for viruses last time?

    Before döing anything else..do a realy deep viruscheck



    Nic

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I might advised you to reformat the operating system of the computer or Do the restore settings from this computer.

Maybe you have viruses on this computer.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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