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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




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#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
#35542   Considering the issues i was having with Firefox, nwsun 11/15/18 04:29:36 AM
#35541   I think that might have been happening if Newly2b 11/14/18 04:48:37 PM
#35540   But I think that when Win 10 updates Flobewan 11/14/18 04:25:48 PM
#35539   Yes, I think when MS was first introducing Newly2b 11/14/18 04:24:13 PM
#35538   I agree, I wonder if it's Win 10 Flobewan 11/14/18 02:55:16 PM
#35537   Well, it isn't exactly the same time each Newly2b 11/14/18 02:50:29 PM
#35536   Well I guess it could be but the Flobewan 11/14/18 02:43:24 PM
#35534   I'll check around and see what I can Newly2b 11/14/18 02:42:32 PM
#35533   The only other thing I can think of Flobewan 11/14/18 02:37:44 PM
#35532   Yes, I recently checked that because Win10 was Newly2b 11/14/18 02:35:12 PM
#35531   The first thing I would check is task Flobewan 11/14/18 02:24:39 PM
#35530   While we're chatting here, maybe you can give Newly2b 11/14/18 02:21:02 PM
#35529   Oh goody, so glad, :-D Flobewan 11/14/18 02:08:42 PM
#35528   Flo, that video really helped. thanks... nwsun 11/14/18 02:07:02 PM
#35527   Did you check the "Other Bookmarks" folder just Newly2b 11/14/18 01:56:57 PM
#35526   Thanks Flo and Newly... I did as that nwsun 11/14/18 01:50:10 PM
#35525   Your imported bookmarks (if any) can be found Newly2b 11/14/18 01:33:16 PM
#35524   About the only thing I can tell you Flobewan 11/14/18 01:20:13 PM
#35523   Im not that familiar with Chrome either. I nwsun 11/14/18 01:10:38 PM
#35522   Go clean over to the right and click Flobewan 11/14/18 11:20:57 AM
#35521   Chrome works better but its odd, cant find nwsun 11/14/18 11:18:18 AM
#35520   OK, but I just wanted you to try Flobewan 11/14/18 11:00:05 AM
#35519   If we could talk later would be best. nwsun 11/14/18 10:58:21 AM
#35518   Check extensions and plugins, if you go into Flobewan 11/14/18 10:48:18 AM
#35517   Yes, Firefox... What section in the ad ons? nwsun 11/14/18 10:45:04 AM
#35516   Check your add-ons, are you using Firefox? Flobewan 11/14/18 10:27:10 AM
#35515   Why do I keep getting the pop up nwsun 11/14/18 10:15:45 AM
#35514   I also use Opera with their ad blocker...for sharpshorts 10/31/18 07:12:46 AM
#35513   uBlock Plus workes well with Chrome. Easy pos_stock_hoarder 10/29/18 05:59:07 PM
#35512   Hey Zig... AdBlock Plus works well with MS Bull_Dolphin 10/29/18 05:21:36 PM
#35511   I use the Opera browser with a built zigzagman 10/29/18 04:28:29 PM
#35510   Thanks to all who responded. It was in nwsun 10/29/18 04:12:28 PM
#35509   It may be under extensions or add-ons zigzagman 10/29/18 12:42:21 PM
#35508   See if it's listed in Control Panel/Programs and sharpshorts 10/29/18 12:40:44 PM
#35507   See if it's listed in Control Panel/Programs and sharpshorts 10/29/18 12:37:35 PM
#35506   How do you get rid of Ublock. I nwsun 10/29/18 10:30:37 AM
#35505   I have used Debian for years, it works sidedraft 10/23/18 11:39:27 AM
#35504   sidedraft.. Thank you for that valuable information. Now been there 10/23/18 07:19:30 AM
#35503   There are so many variations of Linux out sidedraft 10/23/18 12:50:12 AM
#35502   Good Morning... I have just activated "windows subsystem been there 10/21/18 08:26:54 AM
#35501   These router flaws will remain unpatched control it 10/20/18 01:13:57 PM
#35500   Do those who use a phone to travel sidedraft 10/16/18 07:40:25 PM
#35499   LOLOL https://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=144174793 Flobewan 10/12/18 12:35:14 PM
#35498   LOL! The answer of the day award! excel 09/18/18 10:43:43 AM
#35497   ROTFLMAO Flobewan 09/18/18 10:15:54 AM
#35496   She solved everyone's problems, we're all good. Wildbilly 09/18/18 10:14:59 AM
#35495   No talk of politics here please. Sometimes Flobewan 09/18/18 10:08:44 AM
#35494   Flobewan, what happened to your computer help board? nwsun 09/18/18 10:01:57 AM
#35493   Question, I want to dump Comcast altogether. The nwsun 09/13/18 11:56:39 AM
#35492   I use FF 61.0.2[64 bit] on three machines, sidedraft 08/20/18 12:26:54 PM