My internet and other programs have become harder to open. A Vista Antivirus message pops up everytime I try to go into something. Also my computer locks up when I try to open the Control Panel. The privacy level will not remain at "medium high" it goes back to "allow all cookies" and the pop-up blocker will not stay on. Can you help?
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You will need to download the free AVG 2011 antivirus program and then run this program to remove the spyware and adaware that has made a home inside your harddrive. Click on this link below to get started:
If you are using Mozilla Firefox go to TOOLS then OPTIONS you should be able to see a box beside the word Home Page. Type in that box the website you want your browser to open everytime you open Mozilla Firefox
if you are using Internet Explorer go to TOOLS then INTERNET OPTIONS it should be the same with Mozilla Firefox. a box beside the word Homepage. Type in that box the website you want Internet Explorer to open everytime you open Internet Explorer
IF the website you are ferreing to just INSTANTLY POPS OUT. then it is an adware (virus), you need to have your antivirus program scan your computer.
Sounds like you have spyware. This is a common problem. Try the following.
Turn the system restore off. System restore
keeps everything in restore. Meaning......... If you have spyware or a
virus, it will stay in your system. Run Spybot S&D (This program is
free and is better than using msconfig as long as you go through the
settings and change everything to the highest settings.) Then do the same with
Adaware 2008 (sounds stupid to use 2 things for spyware, but one catches what
the other one does not.). I have links on my website
(tandnfamilyelectronics-online.com). These links go directly to the
download so you will not get the run around. You would do good to try a
program called Window Washer (http://www.download.com/Free-Internet-Window-Washer/3000-2144_4-10436825.html?cdlPid=10731707).
This is a great program that completely cleans anything in your computer that
you do not need. It will not clean out anything that you have to
have. I have used this for years to clean out my customers computers and
have cleaned as much as 3 gigs of trash out. If you contact me I will
give you some tools that I have for free that will do a great job on your
computer. I have them ready to download and I will give you the link.
Send me the complete specs of your system and I can help you more. I hope
that this helps you. There is no reason the really buy a program for
spyware when there are free things to use that work great. Free AVG is a
great Antivirus and yes it is also free. It will check your e-mail coming
and going. It will also let your friends now that the E-mail does not
have a virus. It also has a spyware program that is free. This day
and time with all of the spyware out on the net you can never have too many
programs for spyware. I would not run all of them at the same time
though. Make sure that you do not use your computer during any
scan. Defrag is also something to do after you do everything else.
Some people will tell you that should not reload your computer. If
nothing seems to work then sometimes that is the only good way to get it
repaired right. Most of the programs that come pre-installed on a store
bought computer is useless and most are even trail software that causes
problems when they expire. Let me know if this helps at all. Please
rate me as FIXYA if it helps.
virus protectors are like things in ancient world now days its spyware virus scanners lost there credibility to spyware programs cause spyware is quicker faster and they hide better but not from proper proggies
you need a strong firewall program like zone alarm
and spyware programs like spywareblaster and spy bot these programs are free bee's not shareware full functioning programs
you need to upgrade service pack 2 and internet explorer 7 with built in pop up blocker
wacovia pop ups are a phishing program looking to destroy comps these are spy ware and trojans hiding ready to strike once you get the recommended programs up these spy's should disapear