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#1 nipper20


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Posted 29 October 2005 - 09:11 PM

I have constant blinking hourglass next to pointer. My computer is not operating normally. I am not computer savvy and do not understand some of the more technical information I have received. I have Norton Antivirus but cannot scan my computer.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 09:29 PM

:thumbsup: to BC nipper20.

Your slow/busy computer could be due to spyware and viruses which have infected your machine. Here is something to do to start cleaning up your PC -

Is your Anti-virus program current and updated?
Note: You should only have one anti-virus program running on your system.

Do you have any anti-spyware installed? If not download and update all of the following:Reboot your computer in Safe Mode and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode

See if that helps :flowers:

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 11:09 PM

If your antivirus subscription is or about to expire try one of these.

AVG Free Edition Antivirus(I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware

I consider this on par with Adaware and Spybot. It is also free.
Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta

And as mention
Spybot S&D
AdAware SE Personal Edition

This is a good product but is not free after 14 days. The scanner will continue to work.
Ewido Security Suite - 14 day trial

This will clean out your temp files, cookies, and allow you to unuinstall programs plus a whole lot more.

This are firewall programs far better than the Windows firewall. Be sure to turn off windows firewall before using.
Sygate 5.4 (I perfer)
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