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I am experiencing software that says, I have a antivirus in my computer, and when I check for updates, it says I don't have a virus. Please help me get rid of this problem. It is very annoying.

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Hi - What does the message say about the virus? Some viruses are trojans that just keep saying that you have the virus. Is it a specific program that tells you this? If you could tell me the message it would be really helpful. In the meantime, start in safe mode and run a virus scan. Boot your pc and start hitting the F8 key. This will take you to a boot options list. Select safe mode. Once booted run your anti-virus scan. Let me know about the virus mesage and the virus scan. Thanks.



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Hello,

download the AVg free antivirus here and install. http://free.grisoft.com

Note: remove the current antivirus to avoid conflict in the system.

Or you may try online scanning here:

www.precisesecurity.com/antivirus/online-scan.htm

may this help:

melnavz

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