Yes, just closing and opening...that's what I understand is all that is necessary. Wouldn't hurt to shut down the computer and start up again.
It would be worthwhile to run some more scans for adware and malware.
Can you give an example of something you can't download? Are you able to get updates for MBAM and Avast for example?
Do you get any error message when downloads don't start? Have you tried disabling Avast before attempting to download?
What browsers have you used unsuccessfully to download?
Run scans using the programs below.
Junkware Removal Tool Download
Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scanner from ESET
Windows Repair (All In One) Download
Windows Repair can perform the following tasks:
- Reset Registry Permissions
- Reset File Permissions
- Register System Files
- Repair WMI
- Repair Windows Firewall
- Repair Internet Explorer
- Repair MDAC & MS Jet
- Repair Hosts File
- Remove Policies Set By Infections
- Repair Icons
- Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
- Remove Temp Files
- Repair Proxy Settings
- Unhide Non System Files
- Repair Windows Updates
- Repair CD/DVD Missing/Not Working
Edited by buddy215, 26 November 2014 - 06:18 PM.
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