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Question about anti-virus software and damaged computer


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#1 bigbrown411

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 12:49 PM

My anti-virus software will expire in a month. The clicker on my laptop is broken, so I'm worried this might be a problem when trying to update my current anti-virus software or install a new anti-virus software. Will this be a problem?



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Posted 18 October 2014 - 01:05 PM

I'm guessing that by clicker you are referring to the left and right click functions of the touchpad?

 

If this is the case, try using a USB mouse.

 

Look in the Device Manager and click on Mice and other pointing devices, then double click on the pointing device shown.  Is there a yellow warning or red error icon?


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:18 PM

The left click function of the touchpad is broken. I don't need a USB mouse. I'm just paranoid that because my laptop is damaged currently, if I try to update or install an anti-virus software onto my damaged computer, there might be problems. Will there? I know it sounds crazy, but I'd rather ask a crazy question and get an answer instead of being paranoid about it.



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 11:46 AM

If you can function without the left click I don't see how this would interfere with updating your antivirus.  You mentioned "or install an antivirus", if you already have an active antivirus installed you do not want to install a second one.


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