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When I do an update on my free anti virus program, after 3 min it says "unable to connect to the internet"

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Uninstall your antivirus software and download, then install AVG 8.0 free version.
You can download a copy here:
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?qt=avg+free&tag=srch&tg=dl-20

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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Unable to connect to pureplay


First, update your java app here:
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Also, update your flash player as well. If you are using Internet explorer browser then use this flash update:
http://majorgeeks.com/Adobe_Flash_Player_for_Internet_Explorer_d5163.html

If you are using a different browser than IE then get this flash update:
http://majorgeeks.com/Adobe_Flash_Player_for_Firefox_Mozilla_Netscape_Opera_d7806.html

You should also clean out your temporary internet files. I would get a little app called CCleaner. It's totally FREE and you can clean off a ton of junk files and temporary internet files in a single click and it's super easy to use. You can get it here:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5125

IF you are still having problems it is possible you have some viruses and /or malware messing with you and you should do the following:

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_TDSSKiller_d6895.html

Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
http://majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html

If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira..

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs..

Aug 25, 2012 | pureplay.com

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Introduction To ESET NOD32 Anti-virus


<p>ESET NOD32 Antivirus, commonly known as NOD32, is an antivirus software package made by the Slovak company ESET. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is sold in two editions, Home Edition and Business Edition. The Business Edition packages add ESET Remote Administrator allowing for server deployment and management, mirroring of threat signature database updates and the ability to install on Microsoft Windows Server operating systems. NOD32 anti-virus System provides balanced protection against threats endangering your PC. Viruses, worms, and other malware are kept out of striking distance from your valuable data. ESET Nod32 Antivirus version 3 provides antivirus and antispyware protection for all home/office PCs running Microsoft windows 2003 / XP or Vista, server versions are also available. ESET Nod32 Antivirus version 3 also features an enhanced graphical interface, with on-demand help and easy tooltips.<br /> <p> <br> <p>NOD32 was created in the early 1990s and initially the program gained popularity with IT workers in Eastern European countries, as per company it reached its 5000th update to virus definition on April 5, 2010. ESET released its various programs like "ESET File Security for Microsoft Windows Server", " ESET Mobile Security", " ESET NOD32 anti-virus for MAC and Linux Desktop", " ESET Cyber security", " Online Scanner ", and " ESET SysInspector". ESET NOD32 Antivirus gives you fast, effective and easy-to-use protection without getting in your way or interrupting your work. Smart proactive detection blocks most known and emerging threats hours or days faster than other antivirus technologies. Fast, light and unobtrusive software protects your Internet experience without annoying system slowdowns.

on Mar 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to speed up computers.


**1The main reason which slowdowns system is VIRUS ATTACK.
Powerful tool to avoid this is installing Anti Virus.
Anyhow installing a anti virus is not sufficient.You need update the anti virus continuously(once for a week)
Updating means:-Hackers will generate the viruses and they will upload those viruses to internet data base every day.Which enters our computer when connected internet.The companies which provides the anti virus software will scans those viruses and they update those virus name our anti virus data base so that if any programs by those virus names which are in anti virus data base.Anti virus will block those programs.
So It's necessary to update the anti virus program continuously.

If you have genuine Windows operating system you can use "Microsoft Security Essentials" for FREE.



**2The reason which slowdowns PC is creation of unwanted sectors in hard disc.


For this Defragmentation is the best method to clear unwanted sectorsTo defragment the hard disc Select the partition>Right click>Properties>Tools>Defragment disk>Defragment>ok
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**3)Another aspect which slow downs the system is creation of error sectors
you can use Check Now option to clear error sectorTo activate Check Now*Select the partition>Right click>Properties>Tools>check nowIt check for error during next reboot


**You can use "CHKDSK" command in DOS(instant check)


**3)You can use Disk Cleanup to delete temporary files,offline pages,log files, queued and error reports(These files are not important and files consumes much memory which can't cleared by us so we need to use Disk Cleanup.
To use this thisSelect the partition>Right click>Properties>select Disk

Cleanup (Disk Cleanup can be used for C: drive only effectively(Because temporary files,offline pages,log files, queued and error reports are saved in C: only)


**Options and Menu's are with respect to Windows7 & Windows related operating systems.

Thank you have a nice day

on Jan 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My ACER Aspire 7741G-3449 laptop cannot access the internet wirelessly.


You have some viruses and malware.

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_TDSSKiller_d6895.html

Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
http://majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html

If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

Aug 15, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I want life time good anti virus


Hi there,

You can download microsoft security essentials which you never have to renew. Thanks to Microsoft.

Hope this helps.
Cheers!!!

Jan 22, 2011 | Microsoft Security Essentials

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Secure Your Windows PC For Free


With the online holiday buying season upon us, the most important thing to remember is computer security. Each day millions of threats cycle through the Internet, most of which harm computers and home networks. These threats hunt for credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other personal information and can be used against you in the form of identity theft. Here are some tips to help secure your PC and keep your information safe and locked down.

1. Windows Update
This is the number one reason computers fall victim to malicious threats (viruses, spyware, etc.) is not updating the Windows operating system. During the spring of 2009, the virus named "conficker" targeted computers that were not fully updated. To update the Windows, first the computer needs to be connected to the Internet, whether it would be wired or wireless network connection. Then go to Start > Programs > Windows Update. Let Widows Update complete and afterward your computer will be up-to-date.

2. Anti-Virus Program
Some sort of anti-virus software should be the bare minimum for computer security. Not having protection can increase the chances of viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, and identity theft. There are some free as well as paid versions, but for basic web surfing and email free versions will work just fine. Here are some recommended free anti-virus programs.
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Avira Anti-Vir
Avast Home Edition
Microsoft Security Essentials

3. Firewall
A firewall blocks incoming web traffic not requested by the computer user. Firewalls can prevent malware from entering the computer thus fewer viruses and spyware. A great, free firewall program called Comodo can protect your PC and the user can select various security levels for added protection.

4. Windows Defender
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.

5. Encryption
Encryption continues to be a major issue in protecting computer data if it fell into the wrong hands. Many users have huge amounts of information about themselves on their computer including pictures, internet history, email messages, contacts, login usernames and passwords, and much much more. What encryption does is locks the files with a series of numbers and letters making impossible to decode or read for that matter. But the user can read the files with a key and a password which unlocks the files that were encrypted. I recommend using TrueCrypt for encrypting files and works with all versions of Windows.

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.

If questions arise or need assistance installing or running any of the programs mention above, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to assist you in any way.

on Dec 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Sir, Mine is DELL inspiron. I wanted to update my AVG-free anti-virus by updating from "Update from Directory" in AVG-free edition Menubar. While it was updating the "Updating...


hello

start the notebook, quickly press F8 several times to get you into safe mode, select safe mode.
I would suggest un-installing AVG program (go to Start, Control Panel, ADD-Remove, select AVG program, un-install it)
then reboot (shutdown, and press restart) the notebook. Install Microsoft Security Essentials instead -- Its free and it works just as well as AVG.

actually www.bitdefender.com is the more popular anti-virus software on the market today, and more effective, although it uses much of your computer resources (slows down PC) and it costs $30

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/?mkt=en-us

you can also install www.malwarebyes.org as additional anti-virus software , this is free as well


hope this helps

Nov 15, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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I need a good internet security program that ISN'T Norton


Wow, this is a big answer. There are many free virus protection programs but I've compiled a list of free, great quality, and awesome protection anti-virus programs for your solution.

Free Anti-Virus:
  • Windows Defender
  • Ad-Aware
  • PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition
  • AVG Anti-Virus Free
  • Avira AntiVir Personal - Free AntiVirus

In addition to the collection of anti-virus programs I would recommend some cleaning and analyst programs to speed up your computer.

Cleaning & Analyst Utilities:
  • CCleaner
  • Defraggler
  • Recuva
  • Speccy
I'm sure you'll be happy with these programs. Have fun and always use protection!

Thanks,
Brandonmxb

Jun 10, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My Mcafee anti-virus is about to finish,how do I install Advast free,do I download advast then uninstall/delete Mcafee then install advast free with Reg key. Thanx in advance !!!


Multiple anti-virus programs on a computer conflict with each other, as well as installation may fail when trying to install one Anti-virus program when another one is still on the computer.

Download Avast
Disable your internet connection, or unplug the ethernet cable
Uninstall McAfee
Install Avast
Hook your internet back up
Use your reg key and update Avast.

You just don't want an unsecured computer with an active internet connection even during the short period of time between uninstalling the old one and installing the new one

Mar 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Acer Aspire 5310 The laptop appears to connect to the internet but when the home page opens it comes up with a blank screen that says connecting. I am then unable to shut the page down without going...


What kind of anti-virus and anti-malware programs are you running? This sounds like you might have been infected by a trojan/virus and that one or the other or even both of your anti-virus/anti-malware programs are blocking a hijacked home page. If this is indeed the case, the antivirus and/or anti-malware programs are doing the jobs they are supposed to do. You will need to run an excellent anti-malware program such as MalwareBytes located here
and SuperAntiSpyware located here
Run those two programs after updating them of course to ascertain the status of your computer. Let the programs do the job they are intended to do, i.e. scan and remove what they find, then reboot your computer. I also suggest the use of a good FREE antivirus program called AVAST Home Free version located here
Avast has been my antivirus of choice for over 4 years now, great automatic updating and free registration for a year at a time. You will have to go to to the website to complete their registration form, but it's simple as pie and you love the fact that you did. So do at least the first two things, then come back to us with word of what you found on your system.

Aug 23, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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