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Old 12-08-2004, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok my computer has been progressivly getting worse becuase before i wasnt able to enter my control panel becuase explorer would just crash. And now i started up my computer and restarted a couple of times and i cannot see my tool bar(the one with the start button) and my cousin is bringing my xp disk christmas.. what can i do in the meantime? oh and when i click my windows key it doesnt do anything.
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looks like a virus to me
what antivirus program are you using? and is it up to date?
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ya, virus. naughty, u let ur cousin install xp off of your cd?
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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any free anti-virus programs that are good?
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Antivir Personal Edition
www.free-av.com
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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you can always use those scan-from-the-web programs but i think they are crappy, best to get some sort of stand-alone boot-up antivirus...
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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personally I like Antivir best of all antivirus programs; it ranks among the top, way above Norton, is a really fast little program, and is free
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Just downloaded it, looks good, just another program onto my computer to keep it safe along with my AdAware and SpyBot.
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PC-Cillin is the best anti-virus software I have ever used... You can download it with 1 free update and it will run but no updates after that unless you purchase it.
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you should have from 2 to 3 programs protecting your system;
at least an antivirus program and firewall (although that's not necessary if you're not using the internet) and sometimes a spyware removal program

if you use too many it will slow down your system

I find Antivir to be pretty light on resources too
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