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#1 Red Fiddler

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:24 PM

Hello bleeping computer veterans and others,

I travel a lot with my laptop and have been on a network with my current job that seems to have either blocked things like symantec updates - or it has allowed something to get in that has stopped me from getting security updates and various other annoying things.

Of course, the IT guy here is always too busy trying to sell used photcopiers to the highest bidder or dealing with larger network problems to remember to help deal with viruses on individual computers, evne though he's sittin gright opposite me and I ask him at least 3 times a day to help me out.

I've removed nasty viruses before with telephone help of expert friends but am no longer close enough to any experts to be able to call them for help. So....i have to learn how to do this myself.

If i don't get the protocols right on this site, please forgive me. I'll learn about this as I go too.

So, I hope there is help available!
Many thanks
Red Fiddler

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:37 PM

Welcome to BC!
I suggest you carefully describe "...stopped me from getting security updates and various other annoying things" in as much detail about what is happening (how far you get in the update process, if at all; other "strange" events on your computer) in the "Am I infected" forum:


This will allow members to understand your problem (s) and their extent, and perhaps suggest find some commonality between the events that will allow them to find a solution for your problem.

Edited by jgweed, 25 April 2006 - 07:38 PM.

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#3 rigel



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Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:53 PM

Hi Red Fiddler,

Welcome to BC

Follow the advice jgweed gave you and i am sure one of our guys will be able to help.

Good luck..

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#4 snyper


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Posted 26 April 2006 - 04:10 AM


How are you? I hope you get solved because i know the feeling!! I too am self taught!

I bet you are English...i think "arse" is an old saxon word, eh? :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 02:30 PM

:thumbsup: to BC! Red Fiddler.

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