Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

Apparantly my anti-virus is turned off. I do not know how to turn it on. Anti-virus sub is DWDXPVWDB6VM

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 778 Answers

Please post which Anti Virus program you are referring to (Norton, Symantec, AVG, Avast, etc....)? As the different applications use different terminologies and knowing which one will help us help you.

At any rate I would suggest making sure your AV definitions are up to date, and if not update them. Then reboot holding the F8 key and selec "Safe Mode" when the option screen appears and press "Enter" then select your Operating system on the next screen and again press "Enter". Then select yes when the Grey pop up appears. When you see a desktop (it will look different with "Safe Mode" on all edges of the screen) you should click start, then rest over "All programs" and select your anti-virus program and run a full scan in safe mode.
I suggest this as your AV protection being turned off may suggest infection and the safe mode scan can possibly repair it.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How id fix sudden turn off of my computer?


Download a good anti-virus program. Start your computer on safe-mode with networking if your anti-virus is internet dependent, if it's standalone then you can just run on safe mode then run the anti-virus program. If solved please visit my site http://besthealthdeal.five-starsports.com/home.html

May 12, 2015 | PC Desktops

Tip

Anti-Virus Program detects virus but after re-boot...still there!


Ever wonder why it is that when your Anti-Virus Program detects a virus and apparently seems to contain or delete it, the virus is there all over again after a re-boot and the Anti-Virus Program once again contains it or deletes it? Seems like a never ending battle right?

Well here's the reason and the solution:

1) Reason: Bill Gates

A smart and nice man no doubt about it but he overlooked one thing about Windows: ANY Anti-Virus Program out there, by default, is NOT permitted to even knock on the door of the System Restore File. So what happens when your Anti-Virus Program halts, contains, or removes a virus? The virus is there ALL over again in a vicious cycle it seems. Why? Because the Virus IS allowed to knock on the door. In fact, a virus can even step foot so far inside the system restore department that it actually BACKS ITSELF UP...in the system restore file. THAT's how the never ending battle occurs!

2) Solution: Ahhh...got your attention now don't I? Hmmm well if you really want to know how to put the brakes on this vicious cycle, first I'm going to need you to create a PayPal account and then...only kidding here is the solution:

Answer: Once your Anti-Virus has detected a virus..don't waste ANY more precious time trying one thing or another. You MUST at that point, TURN OFF YOUR SYSTEM RESTORE FOR ALL PARTITIONED DRIVES! Once the system restore is OFF, THEN and ONLY then would it make the most sense to perform a FULL-SYSTEM scan. You see, full system scan to an Anti-Virus Program does NOT include the restore file, while a virus DOES! So, with the restore off...now we're fighting on equal terms and your Anti-Virus will prevail!! Just remember to turn the restore back on once you have confirmed you have a clean system.

Yep! that's the answer that would save you HOW much $ ? (from having to call Geek-Squad or similar outfit)

Here's the procedure for turning off the restore and there is more than one way to get to the ocean so to speak but here is the shortest route I believe:

1) Point mouse at <start>
2) Right-Click mouse on <my computer>
3) Left-Click mouse on < Properties>
4) The very top left tab click mouse on <system restore>
5) Put a check mark in the box that says <turn off system restore>

You're done! Now perform that full system scan now and after the scan is complete, ....point that mouse over that box again but this time...take the check mark OUT of the box and this will allow restore to function once again. Same holds true for desktops as well as laptops running virtually any version of Microsoft Windows.

on Jan 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Folder automatically becomes application why, can you tell a way to make it back


Hello,
Scan your computer with an anti-virus. It's a virus infection. If you have no anti-virus in your computer then install a free AVG anti-virus. However, it's not an assurance that the virus will get removed. The last resort is to reinstall the operating system and install a premium anti-virus. Protection is better than cure.
Let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps!

David

May 13, 2013 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Blue screen error


Check your bios and see if you have the anti virus turned on. If you do then turn it off. Anti virus prevents windows and other operating systems from accessing the bios portion of the computer. If this works then don't forget to turn ON the anti-virus when you are done installing the new OS

Jun 04, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1300NX (PP195AA) PC...

3 Answers

I have found many viruses on my Pc how do i download a anti virus softwarew free of cost to get rid of them?


go to www.microsoftlive defender and run it and allow it to scan your computer. if it does not find the problem then go to malyrwarebytes.com and download free trial and run it and delete the programs you may find. then turn off auto backup and then do a disk cleanup and clean the entire hard drive then do a hard drive defrag rebot the computer and run it one more time once you have don this turn on auto back up and reboot computer.

Apr 16, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Lost My Clipbook cant turn it on, cant restore CA called scvhost.exe a virus so deleted it


remove the virus with anti virus software, then go to start>programmes>accesories>system tools>system restore and choose a date before this happened, when it is restored, turn off system restore as you would have reinstalled the virus, re run the anti virus then turn system restore back on.

Sep 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I'm having problems trying to install kaspersky anti-virus program onto my computer which is a gateway purchased at bestbuy when I put the activation code in it keep telling me that activation code cannot...


There seems to a problem with your win defender turn off defender and try to install the anti virus software as when you have one anti virus or a firewall running it will not allow another anti virus to be installed. Also check if you have any other anti virus installed

Jul 21, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

1 Answer

My computer said I turned off Norton Anti-Virus.I did not turn it off and do not know how to turn it back on.


go to the setings of the anti virus and turn it on from there, click on the anti virus,check on the setup then turn on. if it doesnt work, go to control panel, click on the remove or change program option, uninstal it from there then reinstal another copy

May 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

24 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...