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Old 01-27-2005, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need some advise on fixing my aunts pc.

I am not the most knoledged person in the pc world, but I have no prob working on them. I had just a quick second to look at it last night and found that when I started it up, it would start running something like 45 programs. I was figuring that I can just get into the safe mode and work from there, but instead of looking everyware I thought I would ask here to maybe speed up the process. I am pretty sure that her husband and son both look at ? sights, so maybe its a virus or something else??

thanks for any help in advance,

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Old 01-27-2005, 02:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just for starters, get the current version of adaware. Make sure you have the most recent definitions. Boot into safe mode and do a full scan. Delete everything it finds. Repeat

Then do a full virus scan using housecall (free online)

After that reassess the situation
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