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Boot my computer wont boot @wont install updates and my antivirus wont update

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Re: boot

Have you tried re arranging the boot sequence? try arranging this in bios and at the same time, try cleaning your cd drive.

hope this helps

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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Widows update dosen,t update compeletly.

You can use AutoPatcher.exe utility if you have problem with Microsoft:
It is program for downloading updates from Microsoft sites (most of administrators use this for only one download to network computers, and install updates to all).
Sometimes viruses can make that kind of problem. Try to going to 'Safe mode with networking' (press few times F8 on start of computer). Download ESET (Nod32) antivirus hand utility, and scan the computer for viruses. AVG is good and free antivirus for homeuse.
Good luck!

Aug 25, 2011 | Operating Systems


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on Dec 10, 2010 | Operating Systems

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What i do for installing antivirus

If you're using a legitimate software and are using Windows, you can just go to the Windows Update in Start > Programs > Windows Update and this will install the necessary updates, patches and fixes for your computer and will allow you to install their free antivirus program in their list of software/program you can install for your computer.

Mar 07, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Have a virus need to get it out need a free nopay tape of antivirus can u help none is working???

If you can download this scanner from mbam called Malwarebytes: Once you run this on the target computer you can do a full scan and get rid of the virus, it catches most nasties.
If the virus stop any antivirus from running, you may have to boot into safe mode and run it from a USB device or burn it and run it from a disk. To boot into safe mode :
Turn the computer on or Restart the computer
Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears.
Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected. And boot into safe mode.
Hope this helps,

Mar 05, 2011 | Operating Systems

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How to get installed program?


Make sure that you have the new operating system install program. Windows and MAC require that you purchase a CD or DVD Rom(s). Ubuntu and other Linux are free and can be installed from a flash drive too.

· Back up your data. If you are reinstalling your operating system, it is likely that you will need to wipe the disk. Back up your data.

· Completely wipe all information from the hard disc. This will insure that you do not carry problems over into the new install. For instructions on how to do this watch the video at

· Boot up. Turn on your computer and quickly enter the boot menu. The owner's manual for your computer or motherboard should have instructions on how to do this. It will show on the screen for a breif moment too. Select the drive that contains the setup disk (and be sure you have inserted it). Save the setting and exit.· Start the installation. It may take the install program a few minutes to load, this is normal. Once it has loaded, follow the onscreen instructions. Enter the product ID. If you are installing a consumer operating system like Windows, it will probably require you to enter a product ID. Look at the back of the CD case for the product ID. If you are installing Linux, this does not apply to you.· Reboot. Once you reboot, the computer will finalize everything and log you in. At this point, you may need to install drivers. Insert any disks that came with your computer or it's parts that are NOT an operating system, and allow the drivers to be installed (if necessary).· Allow updates. This is especially important in Windows. Allow the computer to seek updates and install them. · Install antivirus software. If you are using Windows without antivirus software while on the web, you are extremely vulnerable to all kinds of malicious programs. Before you do anything, even installing Firefox, install antivirus. If you don't have any, look for avast! Antivirus, it's free.

Nov 09, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Therer are a lot viruses in my can i remove it?

What you need is a good Antivirus or Antivirus. Its usually very benefiting when you have Antivirus installed in your PC from the first day you start working with a computer especially a computer that is hooked with internet or/and is being used with media that is of an unreliable source and may be infected.
You can try removing viruses from your computer but if the Viruses has occupied heavily certain part of the root partition then the antivirus will not be able to help you and you will have to clean install your OS (Windows or Linux etc). Do not forget to update your Antivirus with latest update.
To start with a good and a Free antivirus you can try AVG before you purchase a complete version of any good Antivirus with full features.
You can download  AVG Antivirus from the following path.

Oct 10, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Xp booting very slow on my acer 5740

Do a PC maintenance to your mid-range laptop.
1. Install CCleaner and clean-up your laptop.. disable any unused start-up programs
2. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, update and scan
3. Install any antivirus programs, update and scan.

Hope this helps.

Jul 19, 2010 | Acer Operating Systems

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My windows xp run very slow

Remove temp files from computer. Press windows key + R then you can see type in run "%tmp%" without "" then press enter then remove all temp files.Type in run "prefetch" without "' then press enter remove all prefetch files. Type in run "chkdsk /r" then press enter then press "y" then restart computer then it fix errors on harddrive. Scan computer updated antivirus it is best antivirus. Download it's free version from below link. Click here Download and install then update it from internet. Then scan computer in boot time avast scanner. Then check. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

Jul 19, 2010 | Acer Operating Systems

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I can't istall my new antivirus+antyspyware.


Please follow these instructions.

Download and install superantispyware from the net .
Rename and exe file and install in your system.
Update it with latest updates.
Run a full system scan
Then try to install your Antivirus software.

Good Luck

Oct 26, 2009 | Microsoft Money Plus Home/Business Full...

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How i can protect my pc from virus.pls help me

To protect your computer system from viruses, you should install an updated anti virus. I recommend you to use full version of avast antivirus or AVG 8. Scan your computer and when viruses are detected, delete those infected files and viruses found from the virus vault. Also manually update it. Don't forget to install only one antivirus on your system. Installing more than one antivirus may clash down your system.

Jan 26, 2009 | Operating Systems

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