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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
#34483   Yeah I restored last night and it started Justified 12/07/16 12:38:07 PM
#34482   Does 10 have System Restore? When it finally sharpshorts 12/07/16 12:04:12 PM
#34481   Yes, at work. Cleaned it out last night Justified 12/07/16 11:41:20 AM
#34480   Maybe it's over heating, you got canned air Flobewan 12/07/16 11:36:59 AM
#34479   Nah wasn't updating at the time. this started Justified 12/07/16 11:34:01 AM
#34478   Justified... Great user name. Had a blue screen been there 12/07/16 11:24:53 AM
#34477   See what I can find. Thanks. Justified 12/07/16 11:20:10 AM
#34476   I had that happen to me once on Flobewan 12/07/16 10:51:09 AM
#34475   Morning Flo, Justified 12/07/16 10:44:23 AM
#34474   That could have been what happened. You cintrix 11/23/16 06:51:56 AM
#34473   Could this be what happened? Susie924 11/22/16 08:42:41 PM
#34472   I got it back! It kept cintrix 11/22/16 06:20:43 PM
#34471   Help someone! My Win 10 desktop completely cintrix 11/22/16 05:51:16 PM
#34470   Just curious as to what it all means... sharpshorts 11/20/16 07:55:35 AM
#34469   Well, we pay a provider to be our KittP 11/18/16 12:58:59 AM
#34468   My first computer was an IBM AT (which Newly2b 11/17/16 10:13:16 PM
#34467   My thinking is along the line that it Newly2b 11/17/16 10:05:20 PM
#34466   KittP..."In 40+ years of using the internet..." I been there 11/17/16 08:46:25 PM
#34465   Right on, KittP. I'm with you. been there 11/17/16 08:40:00 PM
#34464   However, when all is said and done, I KittP 11/17/16 07:44:44 PM
#34463   Like you, Kitt, I have nothing to hide Newly2b 11/17/16 07:32:31 PM
#34462   Appreciate the link, and the advice is spot KittP 11/17/16 05:52:51 PM
#34461   Thank you for your input. I'm still Newly2b 11/17/16 10:33:02 AM
#34460   and have followed other suggestions to prevent MS DownWithPumpers 11/17/16 01:56:02 AM
#34459   Hi, Kitt. Tnx for the reply. Newly2b 11/16/16 07:35:47 PM
#34458   Newly, I'm a big proponent of NOT doing KittP 11/16/16 05:27:41 PM
#34457   Seeking some help from a Geek here. Newly2b 11/16/16 10:21:48 AM
#34456   Hackers Hone their Skills While Consumers Remain Complacent ElfinEZ 11/16/16 08:35:06 AM
#34455   I've been having computer problems (freezing, popups that Newly2b 11/15/16 01:30:13 PM
#34454   $15 on Ebay... Don 11/15/16 08:50:07 AM
#34453   GM ~~~ need to replace laptop battery for ElfinEZ 11/15/16 08:20:11 AM
#34452   Excellent----picture is worth a thousand words they say--GL ElisComing 11/12/16 07:28:21 PM
#34451   Elis Comming... been there 11/12/16 07:22:29 PM
#34450   Open up the email you sent yourself---if the ElisComing 11/12/16 06:45:03 PM
#34449   Elis Coming. Regarding that which you posted to been there 11/12/16 06:27:48 PM
#34448   Never placed an ad on CL, but this ElisComing 11/12/16 05:43:10 PM
#34447   Hello to All... I need help with something been there 11/12/16 04:44:04 PM
#34446   Next time do a screen grab without your KittP 11/09/16 08:13:24 PM
#34445   OOPS, forgot to mention that, it's been a Flobewan 11/09/16 08:09:08 PM
#34444   Folder Options - - It still wasn't working sharpshorts 11/09/16 07:37:32 PM
#34443   Yup, same thing, we just took a different Flobewan 11/09/16 05:23:13 PM
#34442   Thx Flo...I'm not sure but I think we sharpshorts 11/09/16 05:17:17 PM
#34441   Never mind, I found it - sharpshorts 11/09/16 05:12:49 PM
#34440   I think it's under Organize, Folder and Search Flobewan 11/09/16 04:42:38 PM
#34439   I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me sharpshorts 11/09/16 04:37:22 PM
#34438   Thanks for the feedback. I guess I pos_stock_hoarder 11/08/16 03:00:20 PM
#34437   For anyone using Edge, there is a beta Bull_Dolphin 11/08/16 12:36:03 PM
#34436   I tried an experiment on a known crappy KittP 11/08/16 12:29:33 PM
#34435   Apparently that didn't mean stop ALL non-abtrusive ads. KittP 11/08/16 12:22:52 PM
#34434   I'm using UBlock Origin. No complaints but pos_stock_hoarder 11/08/16 10:43:10 AM