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Antivirus will not update

I renewed my anti virus plus antispyware:AWEF-0012-3416-8438-7210 Since I renewed the antivirus would scan but would not update. I went for help and got a agent from overseas by the name of De Jesus and he said to turn the user account off. When I asked a member of the Geek squad a bout that he said not to do that. Also said I may have the wrong program. I downloaded offs the internet when it said it was due. Also was told that the antivirus was getting interference with the spyware. Do I need an extra spyware along with the one on my program?

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OK, let us come back to this program- Spyware Cease. It is a professional spyware removal for removing any potential or suspicious spyware threats from your PC. Furthermore, with the Real-time guard function, it can not only provide you the comprehensive protection, but also protect your PC from the outside attacks. With Spyware Cease, you can be at ease with your computer security .

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You don't need any extra spyware, this could just create conflicts with the two programs. Try removing the antivirus and downloading the antivirus program again. Save the download to the desktop before running it. This sounds like the program didn't download properly or didn't remove or reset the upon renewal.

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