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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
#36284   I've been living the WIN 11 nightmare since mr40 12/01/21 04:58:14 PM
#36283   I will, has about 15 different tabs of Zorax 11/30/21 01:29:18 PM
#36282   Looks interesting. Let us know how you Newly2b 11/30/21 01:25:33 PM
#36281   I think we are. Here's an interesting free Zorax 11/30/21 01:12:51 PM
#36280   Sounds like you are as cautious as I Newly2b 11/30/21 01:02:01 PM
#36279   All this for consideration and not to be Zorax 11/30/21 11:59:25 AM
#36278   I also notice funny business with updates going Newly2b 11/30/21 07:26:00 AM
#36277   Since late last year, even though I've tried Zorax 11/29/21 11:12:16 PM
#36276   The post 36266 is a political and disinformation Zorax 11/29/21 10:54:05 PM
#36275   That does look interesting, I added it to mr40 11/25/21 11:14:51 AM
#36274   Thanks. I have thought about using the cloud gtober 11/25/21 10:47:42 AM
#36273   Yes when you click the windows logo it Bull_Dolphin 11/24/21 03:46:56 PM
#36272   Had a MAC - didn' like it. mr40 11/24/21 03:41:18 PM
#36271   I believe WIN II has a way to mr40 11/24/21 03:40:04 PM
#36270   I think you have to use the Windows mr40 11/24/21 03:38:05 PM
#36268   After thinking about the discussions here, I decided Bull_Dolphin 11/24/21 01:13:36 PM
#36267   Hi newly. Nice to hear from you. gtober 11/24/21 01:04:41 PM
#36265   Hi, Geoff. I'm not exactly sure what Newly2b 11/24/21 12:32:37 PM
#36264   Do you synchronize files between the computers? I gtober 11/24/21 11:59:51 AM
#36263   After looking at the number of WIN 10 mr40 11/24/21 11:25:11 AM
#36262   It costs a bit but carbonite backup has gtober 11/24/21 10:50:09 AM
#36261   I even had the box checked for no mr40 11/23/21 09:06:49 PM
#36260   Somehow during the WIN II upgrade install the mr40 11/23/21 07:56:06 PM
#36259   Here it is: As a free replacement cintrix 11/23/21 03:01:53 PM
#36258   omg i'll pm u cintrix 11/23/21 02:37:34 PM
#36257   Just been lurking, been a real busy year. Flobewan 11/23/21 02:33:00 PM
#36256   That's what it should do! cintrix 11/23/21 02:08:26 PM
#36255   FWIW. I recently bought a new HP laptop. Bull_Dolphin 11/23/21 01:56:06 PM
#36254   Well I know that updates happen overnight especially cintrix 11/23/21 01:34:31 PM
#36253   I had the box checked that blocked all mr40 11/23/21 11:37:01 AM
#36252   Wait, how does a totally new operating system cintrix 11/22/21 09:05:38 AM
#36251   My advice: Get a Mac. Koog 11/21/21 02:01:00 PM
#36250   On Nov. 9th, my HP Pavilion All-In-One 27" mr40 11/21/21 01:55:31 PM
#36249   Thanks RB. Again, this is not really for Zorax 11/09/21 11:45:03 AM
#36248   That's good, but back to the old PC. rbtree 11/08/21 01:13:38 PM
#36247   I bought a used used Toshiba about 5 nwsun 11/08/21 01:06:00 PM
#36246   Zorax has given you good info as to rbtree 11/07/21 05:28:35 PM
#36245   Thanks for all your help. nwsun 11/06/21 12:59:55 PM
#36244   You're right, small honest computer shops are getting Zorax 11/05/21 02:59:33 PM
#36243   Thanks for the offer but my computer won't nwsun 11/05/21 02:18:09 PM
#36242   Well, that doesn't sound good. Zorax 11/05/21 10:50:23 AM
#36241   The drive is as old as the computer. nwsun 11/05/21 08:21:15 AM
#36240   How old is the drive. Don't throw out Zorax 11/04/21 11:24:47 PM
#36239   ... and about 16-17 years old. Is there Koog 11/04/21 10:15:08 PM
#36238   I turned my PC on recently and got nwsun 11/02/21 01:56:45 AM
#36237   I think you're on the right track. Perhaps Zorax 10/28/21 12:40:25 PM
#36236   Same router I'm using to type this, same Wayne R 10/16/21 10:03:01 AM
#36235   Have you tried rebooting the router? Flobewan 10/16/21 09:34:38 AM
#36234   Just got back from a week of vacation, Wayne R 10/16/21 08:52:42 AM
#36233   The saga's over finally done (for now anyway) sharpshorts 10/12/21 04:40:19 PM
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