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This board is for discussing and attempting to solve problems we have with our computers. The only rule we see necessary at this time is to be civil.

Please tell us all the info you have regarding your problem such as operating system, what you were doing when the problem occurred, etc. If you tell us the brand and model number of your computer it will help tremendously in finding the answer.  We do not claim to be experts but we'll try to help.

  Google is the best source of information for most computer problems. Almost without fail, there are plenty of people in cyberspace that are having or have had the same problem you have. Search for the answer.

The most common problem is malware of some sort. I am using this term to include rogue downloads, popups, and spyware. There are many legitimate programs to help you manage these problems. The effectiveness of these programs changes all the time so the list will change also. Currently, the best site I've seen along these lines is Securitytango. Follow their Let's Dance link and you will be able to fix most malware problems.

Here's a few good tutorials for dealing with an infected system:

BleepingComputers Forum
AVGFree Forum
Microsoft Dealing With An Infected PC

Troubleshooting Sites

Google Microsoft

Microsoft's Own Fixit

Old Version Software

Last Freeware




#32170  Sticky Note Windows 10 Flobewan 08/26/15 08:32:34 PM
#30002  Sticky Note Computer Tune up Windows 7 Flobewan 08/03/14 11:38:38 PM
#29983  Sticky Note Computer Tune Up XP Flobewan 08/03/14 05:47:55 PM
#34856   I know, thank GOD for his online friends. Flobewan 06/27/17 10:40:26 AM
#34855   Well, at least it sounds like it was Newly2b 06/27/17 09:40:32 AM
#34854   Happy birthday walk... Wildbilly 06/27/17 07:08:18 AM
#34853   Anyone looking for a great deal on a rbtree 06/25/17 10:36:01 PM
#34852   Java is used all over the place on Gabridge 06/24/17 11:24:54 AM
#34851   MOST need Java for Streaming Quotes/Videos/etc. .. !! SkeBallLarry 06/24/17 06:35:59 AM
#34850   Do I need Java on my computer? Isn't nwsun 06/24/17 04:19:40 AM
#34849   had a similar problem with and HP, turned control it 06/23/17 10:48:29 PM
#34848   He was 83 and gonna be 84 on Flobewan 06/22/17 02:19:27 PM
#34847   So sorry to hear about Walk, Flo. Newly2b 06/22/17 12:11:51 PM
#34846   Sorry to hear of his passing. LexTrader 06/21/17 02:15:31 PM
#34845   Yes, he has a ribbon Flobewan 06/21/17 01:17:35 PM
#34844   Ah geez. I liked him very much. I KittP 06/21/17 01:13:12 PM
#34843   His last post was here, been crying all Flobewan 06/21/17 01:01:58 AM
#34842   Was wondering myself where he been. TY to excel 06/21/17 12:51:24 AM
#34841   Sorry to say, but Walk will not be Flobewan 06/21/17 12:40:59 AM
#34840   Thanks for all the suggestions to remedy my golf nut 06/19/17 08:05:48 PM
#34839   The actual link probably should have included a KittP 06/19/17 01:58:48 PM
#34838   How to get back to life an IBM scion 06/19/17 06:43:12 AM
#34837   Have tried it without battery, still no power. golf nut 06/19/17 06:31:50 AM
#34836   Will the laptop act normal without the battery sidedraft 06/18/17 11:06:35 PM
#34835   Did a little researching and followed some recommendations golf nut 06/18/17 10:42:19 PM
#34834   That's probably the best way to go instead KittP 06/18/17 10:09:53 PM
#34833   Thanks Kitt, Tried unplugging rebooting, nothing, except golf nut 06/18/17 09:31:00 PM
#34832   It's possible the power adapter has died. KittP 06/18/17 09:14:33 PM
#34831   Look at a refurbished unit Don 06/18/17 02:46:12 PM
#34830   Wife has a Lenovo laptop that is on golf nut 06/18/17 02:30:46 PM
#34829   And you probably shouldn't. KittP 06/16/17 12:50:56 PM
#34828   Thanks, been there .. I neva thot to SkeBallLarry 06/16/17 07:58:34 AM
#34827   dffhogs... Buy off "Craig's List" if you live been there 06/16/17 07:52:05 AM
#34826   If you were going to buy/acquire a cheap dffhogs 06/15/17 11:57:29 PM
#34825   virus protection ratings: I have uninstalled "Total AV". been there 06/15/17 02:32:27 PM
#34824   Not sure if Walk is still with us! Countmein 06/15/17 12:47:40 PM
#34823   That site is blocked on my computer. rbtree 06/14/17 06:45:41 PM
#34820   KittP... Am aware, but thanks for the heads-up. been there 06/14/17 09:23:24 AM
#34819   sidedraft... Don't know who "someone" is, but me been there 06/14/17 09:22:11 AM
#34818   Someone thinks that site, sidedraft 06/14/17 12:56:55 AM
#34817   Did anyone ever tell you it's not a KittP 06/13/17 06:21:14 PM
#34816   Malwarebytes (prem.) blocked that LOL! Wildbilly 06/13/17 02:35:49 PM
#34815   ok, let us know what you think cintrix 06/13/17 07:25:26 AM
#34814   cintrix... I just downloaded the top pick. It's been there 06/13/17 07:22:40 AM
#34813   lol and now I know what the ihub cintrix 06/13/17 07:07:43 AM
#34812   Yes, that works for me also .. SkeBallLarry 06/13/17 07:05:30 AM
#34811   2nd thot .. I'm guessing THAT is the SkeBallLarry 06/13/17 07:03:52 AM
#34810   Did you hit the "visit website" button? cintrix 06/13/17 07:03:36 AM
#34809   oh lol let me try cintrix 06/13/17 07:01:58 AM
#34808   NO .. the Home Page on ALL those SkeBallLarry 06/13/17 07:01:24 AM
#34807   Ihub home page? I just tried it and cintrix 06/13/17 06:58:36 AM
#34806   Edit: Nor have I heard of them .. SkeBallLarry 06/13/17 06:53:10 AM
#34805   Hmm, they've changed over the years - the cintrix 06/13/17 06:51:33 AM