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#1 tonyd3870

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:28 AM

I am trying to help a friend who is having PC issues with her Dell. I checked it and noticed it was getting many popups. I assumed this was spyware. It doesn't have virus protection, major no-no, and the hard drive is spinning very fast without anything running in the task manager with the CPU running at around 3%. I never heard a hard drive run so fast at a constant rate. Weird.

I decided to download the free version of AVG anti-virus protection on it to hopefully clean up the mess. Since then I haven't been able to open Internet Explorer or any other major programs. I couldn't even go to add or remove programs. They attempt to open and nothing appears.

My other PC's are protected and I never experienced this before. Could this be a virus? If so, since I can't download anything to it, how do I clean this mess up?

Mod Edit: Topic moved from Windows XP Home and Professional to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 01 July 2008 - 01:27 AM.


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