Hi there, a couple of weeks ago my pc got infected by a virus. I got all the programs deleted and after the repairs got most programs installed, but when I tried to play music on it, it told me I have no sound device. Can you please help. Thanks.
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You got infected with a fake security scammer. It self has put on your pc a lot more viruses so that your system is now completely corrupted.
The only way to fix this level; of infection is to reinstall from scratch. Once the reinstall is completed, and before you put your files back, install a good antivirus like Avast, which is free for home use, all you have to do to keep it is to register it.
I am thinking that you may have a virus or malware that has infected your system to be getting this type of problem. Go to the following sites and download and runs these apps. in an attempt to find and clean the system.
Ruun this next program and perform a quick scan, show the results when scan is complete and delete everything it finds.
This next app is a free anti-virus that just needs you to register it once a year...that's it. install this program and when it asks to perfrom a bootup scan, answer yes, that way this program will scan your hard drive before windows actually loads, that way all files will be scanned.
It may sound weird but I would recommend to install Win XP Pro instead of Vista, when you have the right to do so(Original CD!) This might rid you of some errors and slow downs.
Concerning Vista and probale virus infection:
I dunno what you have caught, but some viruses tend to infect even the Master boot record and backcopy into clean systems, so when setting up a new system, just use clean CDs, before installing any other devices than the most necessary, do get an anti-virus (like A-squared, Avira or such) software on CD and scan without accessing the web. Then see if you still have these problems coming.
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Hi hbatessr. You have a virus/spyware problem. Whatever has infected your system is trying to access different websites. You need to install and run a spy-ware and anti-virus program to resolve this. If you want some free programs, go to www.download.com and search for and download AVG anti-virus free version and Ad-Aware free version. Once you update and run both of these products, you will find lots of stuff that has infected your computer and needs to be deleted. Hopes this helps!
Sounds like part of your XP operating system was damaged when you removed the virus. Most virus removal programs either quarantine (block off) or delete infected files. If something important gets infected, then things will stop working.
There is a fix, though. You will need your XP installation CD. Put it into your CD (or DVD) drive, and reboot. Allow the system to boot from the XP install disc. Once it loads the installer, it will ask if you wish to do a "new" installation, or repair the existing one. Obviously, you want to repair yours, so choose that, then just follow the prompts as it guides you through the process.
Once this is done, it should have replaced the essential files that were either quarantined or deleted, and things ought work as they did before.
PS - make sure you have thoroughly scanned your system for any further infections, preferably before repairing your XP setup.