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While using the internet (firefox) a message popped up saying a threat was detected asking to fix it now or remind me later, my partner clicked remind me later. The internet then closed down and a lot of my programmes were missing from my hard drive, I had been using firefox, AVG Free and windows defender all of which will no longer run on my laptop. I seem to have lost some admin rights too, when in control panel I clicked add or remove programmes but it popped up control.exe and would not let me open it. I have tried shutting my laptop down numerous times but it doesn't seem to help. Can you please advise?

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  • amandacanava Apr 05, 2011

    Thanks for your reply, not sure how to reinstall windows, would it help to restore factory settings on my laptop?

  • amandacanava Apr 05, 2011

    Hi I did the system restore which automatically restored my windows xp. i've also reinstalled firefox, windows defender and avg (got full package on a 30 free trial). I seem to have my admin options back now too so hopefully the virus is gone! thanks so much for all the info you're a star! :) x

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You have a virus ..... the type that takes control over your pc...

Sooo your best bet is to reinstall the os system(windows) on your pc...

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    Bernard Cenatis Apr 05, 2011

    I'm not sure if that would help go ahead and try system restore and see what happens.......
    If it happens to be the same result then you would need a windows vista or seven cd (OR whatever windows you have to reinstall the windows.)
    If you have the cd then I would be glad to follow you through the steps .....
    Now where to get they... one word " torrents "

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    Bernard Cenatis Apr 05, 2011

    Please leave a testimony and vote on solution!!!
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    Bernard Cenatis Apr 06, 2011

    No, Problem you welcome ....

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