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Old 04-20-2005, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default accessing files on my external hard disk

while accessing files on my external hard disk using USB, the windows exploerer often freezes, and then i have to go through task manager to kill the process.

is this some sort of indication that the external hard disk is about to fail?

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Old 04-20-2005, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It might not be your external device. There is a posibality that you have a virus. You can get a good Anti-virus for free called AVG. you can get it from :

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Old 04-21-2005, 05:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i have AVG 7.0 installed.

does AVG prevent the downloading of virii's, or does it simply clean the computer up when prompted to do so.

it is good at automatically updating so i was under the impression, that i dont need to worry about virri anymore
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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AVG will not stop them getting in. it will only remove after they are in.
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