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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
#36319   I still use Windows 7 so dealing with sharpshorts 05/03/22 03:12:57 PM
#36318   Very nice. Thanks. The capture programs may be Zorax 05/03/22 01:39:21 PM
#36317   Here's a few freeware utilities you may find useful... sharpshorts 04/02/22 08:55:10 AM
#36316   Google Chrome emergency update. Current version should be 99.0.4844.84 Homebrew 03/28/22 11:14:18 AM
#36315   Well, one thing you should look into if Zorax 03/28/22 02:30:41 AM
#36314   Zorax! I wanted to thank you for all vegasdrummer 03/27/22 05:45:18 PM
#36313   Did your screen background change? You may have Zorax 03/25/22 05:24:01 PM
#36312   I mean I could not down load programs,could vegasdrummer 03/25/22 02:41:37 PM
#36311   Okay. What do you mean can't download. Zorax 03/24/22 04:54:08 PM
#36310   Hello Zorax, sorry it took so long to vegasdrummer 03/24/22 04:11:29 PM
#36309   Hi vegas. We need a little more info Zorax 03/23/22 11:20:00 PM
#36308   My desktop will not download ANY programs, Any help? vegasdrummer 03/19/22 04:16:33 PM
#36307   Good morning. Does anyone know where I can vegasdrummer 02/21/22 10:15:09 AM
#36306   Hope you're doing much better now. Zorax 02/18/22 02:06:35 PM
#36305   ThisPc - click on C drive - click cintrix 02/08/22 11:51:41 AM
#36304   HAD bad case Covid... memory went South. when been there 02/08/22 11:31:01 AM
#36303   I did a system restore IN (Win 7) vegasdrummer 12/22/21 01:02:12 PM
#36302   I'm noticing an alarming trend when navigating news Zorax 12/20/21 11:17:58 AM
#36301   No, I left it alone overnight and it Porgie Tirebiter 12/13/21 03:31:30 PM
#36300   And I've have noticed almost every one of Zorax 12/12/21 11:54:04 PM
#36299   ..."but windows still finds a way". sharpshorts 12/12/21 08:02:31 PM
#36298   Did your system auto update to win11? Zorax 12/12/21 04:50:52 PM
#36297   MS Windows has become an abomination. Porgie Tirebiter 12/08/21 10:34:14 PM
#36296   I use OPERA for my Browser, free VPN mr40 12/08/21 02:00:30 PM
#36295   Wave isn't MS, only sold on the store. Zorax 12/08/21 01:16:41 PM
#36294   Is windows 10 upgrade free or do I vegasdrummer 12/08/21 10:33:52 AM
#36293   Already did that. Wave is recommended by MSFT. mr40 12/08/21 07:23:47 AM
#36292   I don't vouch for this site, it's just Zorax 12/08/21 12:39:25 AM
#36291   MSFT still working on fixing WIN 11. Yesterday mr40 12/06/21 08:47:30 AM
#36290   Any Paint experts ? sharpshorts 12/05/21 08:53:42 PM
#36289   RU kidding? A MS OS that's trouble free? sharpshorts 12/05/21 08:29:42 PM
#36288   Cool! All's well that ends well. Bull_Dolphin 12/02/21 03:38:02 PM
#36287   Yeah i didCHECK THE recycle bin but i vegasdrummer 12/02/21 03:34:00 PM
#36286   Did you check your recycle bin? Bull_Dolphin 12/02/21 11:54:04 AM
#36285   I had a folder that had all my vegasdrummer 12/02/21 10:58:53 AM
#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
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