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Cannot access windows update I think there is still spyware on the computer

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Go to start>control panel>security ...look on the left side and click windows update and try to manually start it and yes you may be right about spyware blocking it. Try to activate windows defender if you have it and scan. If this does not help let me know.

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Windows Defender is spyware program from Microsoft that is built in to Windows Vista and Windows 7 and as a download for Windows XP, which can be found here. Defender offers protection from spyware, pop-ups, and slow performance. To access Windows Defender, go to Start > Programs > Windows Defender then click the scan button at the top of the window and then remove the threats when complete. Windows Defender is a simple solution to increase computer performance.

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As for all security software, plan on allowing, at minimum, running all the security programs (anti-virus, firewall, Defender, and more) each week to make sure the computer is protected. It's very easy to secure computers and with a few clicks you even can make it automatic.

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on Dec 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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"Spyware" is a term used to describe software that advertises, collects personal information or changes the configuration of your computer.

Rogue anti-spyware programs are classified as "spyware."
These programs change your Internet settings and redirect your Internet searches to malicious websites.

For example, when you search for "Google," a rogue anti-spyware program might instead take you to a website selling rogue software.

Examples of rogue anti-spyware programs include Vista Defender Pro, XP Antispyware 2011 and System Restore.

Fortunately, these programs can be removed so that you can access sites like Google again.

Click "Start," then "All Programs," and then "Windows Defender" to open Windows Defender.


Click the down arrow next to the Help button. Select "Check for Updates." Windows Defender will install available updates. This may take several minutes.

Click the down arrow next to Scan and select "Full Scan" from the drop-down menu.
Windows Defender will scan your entire computer and automatically remove any spyware that it detects.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-Windows-Defender

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My computer is enfected the virus,how to delete this virus


first you need to know the name of the file that is on your that your anti-virus app tells you the name. then if your anti virus app cannot remove the file you can try to enter your computer in safe mode do a file search for the name of the file on your computer then delete it and flush your recycle bin.
however, if you do not have an anti virus then what makes you think that you have a virus on your computer? you may have spyware on your computer instead and anti virus apps can see the bug but cannot remove them! so this is why you need both an anti virus app and an anit spyware app to keep your computer clean.
if you have internet access there are 2 free anti virus and anti spyware apps that you download all you have to do is register them online with a valid e-mail account and get them for free! AVG is a good anti virus and Spybot search and destroy is a good anit spyware and they are both free.

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Slow internet problem i think its my communications card


This document is GENERIC for all types of PC using XP or before. Step 1: Detecting and removing spyware and adware software If the computer becomes slow when connecting to the Internet, your home page changes to a page you do not want, unwanted desktop links display, or advertising windows pop up repeatedly, then your computer probably has spyware, or adware installed. Spyware and adware can be difficult to remove manually. See the following HP support document for more information about spyware and how to remove it from your computer: HP and Compaq PCs - About Spyware, Adware, and Browser Hijacking Software . Step 2: Scan and remove viruses It might be that a virus or several viruses are attempting to use the Internet connection when the browser is open. See the following HP support document for more information about how to scan and remove viruses: Resolving and Preventing Viruses on Your Computer . NOTE: If you have not updated Windows recently using Windows Update (in English), now is a good time; after scanning and removing spyware and viruses . Step 3: Clearing history, temporary files, and resetting settings Clear the amount of temporary files that the browser uses as follows:
  1. Open the browser software.
  2. Click Tools from the menu bar.
  3. Select Internet Options . The Internet Options window displays. Figure 1: Internet Options windowc00162617.jpg
  4. Click the General tab.
  5. In the Temporary Internet Files area, click Delete Files .
  6. Select Delete all offline content , and click OK .
  7. In the History area, click Clear History , and click OK .
  8. Click the Security tab, and select Default Level .
  9. Click the Content tab, and click Clear SSL State .
  10. Click the Programs tab, and click Reset Web Settings .
  11. Click the Advanced tab, click Restore Defaults , and then click OK .
  12. Connect to the Internet. If the computer stops responding, continue to next step.
Step 4: Update the network or modem drivers Updating the network and modem drivers can fix some lockup problems. Install the latest update for your network hardware that you use. Update the network hardware if you connect to the Internet using DSL, Cable, or LAN. Update the modem software if you connect using dial-up.
  1. Go to the HP Software download page . Select your country/region.
  2. Type the model name for your HP or Compaq computer. For example, SR1820NX or m7434n.
  3. Select the version of Windows the computer is using.
  4. Select the network or modem driver update. For example, Realtek RTL8139 LAN Driver Update.
  5. Follow the instruction on the download page to download and install the update.
  6. When done, restart and try to connect to the Internet again. If the problem persists, continue to the next Step.
Step 5: Disabling Software that opens with Windows For troubleshooting purposes, reduce the amount of software that opens with Windows to try and find out if a software conflict is occurring. Open the Microsoft System Configuration software (Msconfig), remove the selection next to Load Startup Items , click OK , and restart the computer. For more information, see Preventing Programs from Opening When Windows Starts . Connect to the Internet. If the computer stops responding, continue to next step. Step 6: Removing and reinstalling ISP and Anti-virus software Remove the Internet Service Provider (ISP) software and install the latest version. Use the document on Advanced Modem Troubleshooting for more information about how to remove and reinstall the ISP software. Regards, Shrey

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Internet explore opening automatically ??? im using ie 6 and safari and opera 9.0 and mozilla 3.0 ...on windows XP but IE 6 opens automaticaly and goes on opening to 50+ windows. other browsers problem is...


Sounds like your computer is infected with spyware/adware go to lavasoft.com and download thier free scanning software which shold remove the bulk, then do windows updates which will update you to version 8 which has a built in antispyware scanner.

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--- please first of all arrange system setup disk for WinXp
--- Start Windows in safe mode, if yu can, uninstall all undesirable programs, antiviruses, TSRs
--- Restart System
if problem is not solved, please repair windows, by setup & upgrade from the XP installation disk.

Spyware Doctor, Panda are good antiviruses, please update them on internet after first instalation

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