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I just paid for the Antivirus XP 2008, and I am having a problem getting it to activate. Is there anyway I can get my user id, since I've been putting in my name and the password I was given, and it won't accept it. Am I suppose to wait for a license? Will it be sent to my email address? krislawyer@comcast.net

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  • krislawyer Jun 27, 2008

    What does this mean, wait for sometime? How do I get my Antivirus to work? I don't want to lose everything on my computer. Please help me.

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I think u should wait for sometime they will sent ur all query through email;

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