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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
#34880   Fresh cloned new HD's and cooling fans keep ChannelTrader 07/20/17 08:54:07 PM
#34879   lol. Give it to cortana so she can KittP 07/20/17 05:00:39 PM
#34878   The only recourse I can come up with Wildbilly 07/20/17 02:33:14 PM
#34877   Cortana, like macs whatever it's called version is KittP 07/20/17 01:21:29 PM
#34876   Ditto Flobewan 07/20/17 11:47:51 AM
#34875   Oh, you have so many 'creative' juices to Wildbilly 07/20/17 11:42:45 AM
#34874   I stayed with win 7...I wasn't about to ChannelTrader 07/20/17 11:29:27 AM
#34873   I wish I had never let the original Porgie Tirebiter 07/20/17 10:54:32 AM
#34872   How a tiny cybersecurity firm pulled the plug Wildbilly 07/08/17 08:24:50 PM
#34871   That's partially correct. But not Win10 professional home KittP 07/06/17 01:09:00 PM
#34870   KittP... My opinion also. I've read that been there 07/06/17 08:22:51 AM
#34869   I tried an app for that a while back, Wildbilly 07/05/17 12:40:10 PM
#34868   Sleep better with blue light reduction? KittP 07/05/17 12:28:23 PM
#34867   Dubbed the "New Creators Updates and Features" Wildbilly 07/05/17 04:39:35 AM
#34866   Windows 10 has been the most uncomfortable and KittP 07/05/17 12:29:12 AM
#34865   Update Tuesday: Windows 10, just got a notice, Wildbilly 07/03/17 08:19:25 PM
#34864   Anyone know to How to Undo a Mozilla vegasdrummer 07/02/17 02:45:46 PM
#34863   we pray for you and your family mick 07/01/17 08:35:08 AM
#34862   thank you for all ya did fer us'ins mick 07/01/17 08:34:49 AM
#34861   TYTY Seminole Red 06/29/17 11:18:05 AM
#34860   Hey, Red. That's a keeper! pos_stock_hoarder 06/29/17 10:53:51 AM
#34859   tyty Seminole Red 06/29/17 05:29:36 AM
#34858   " LOL " .. !! . luv it .. SkeBallLarry 06/29/17 05:04:55 AM
#34857   The query: Seminole Red 06/29/17 04:57:25 AM
#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