Question about Computers & Internet
Posted on Aug 09, 2012
It sounds like you have the "Microsoft Essentials" virus. It is a virus that "pretends" to be a valid security product. "Microsoft Essentials" is just the latest name for it.
Turn off you computer to prevent further damage. Use someone elses' computer to make a bootable antivirus CD you can use on your computer to scan and remove the virus(es).
Here are the instructions and free download: http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd
If you computer still has problem after removing the virus it means that the virus damaged some operating system files. If this is the case, Google "repair" "windows" and whatever version you are running like XP, Vista or 7.
Once you are running again you may want to avoid Microsoft Security Essentials. The real product is not a virus but is known to slow computers to a crawl. If you want a good free security product try AVG free, Avast free or Avira free editions. Here is a good resource for finding the best: http://www.av-comparatives.org/.
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Posted on Oct 24, 2010
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