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  1. archangel4671

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    I'm having problems with installing anything on my laptop from Virus scans to windows updates.
     
  2. captainron276

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    How long have you been without an Anti-Virus program?
     
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    Not long I have been using windows defender since McAfee hasnt been installing right.
     
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    Windows Defender is antispyware software, not Anti-Virus software. You could be infected.

    If you can get to a point where your able to download and install, check these out, all you should ever need.

    Many members here recommend Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201 or http://www.avast.com/en-us/index both are free. ONLY USE ONE Anti-Virus program, having more than one will cause problems!


    In conjunction with either of them use both of the following and run them at least once a week.
    Malwarebytes
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
    Superantispyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/down...NTISPYWAREFREE

    Make sure to update their definition files during the install process.
    Make sure to uncheck and decline to install any extras, such as toolbars and homepages, they may offer.
    Make sure to uncheck or decline to use the "Pro" or "Trial" version, if it's offered.
    After they're installed and updated, restart the computer.
    Run a quick scan with each one.
    After each quick scan is finished, select and remove EVERYTHING that was found.
     
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    Thanks Im trying scan disk adn hopefully that works then I'll try downloading one of the other virus scan you suggested.
     
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    The check scan helped with some of the windows update issues but not the McAfee install, Im installing Mircosoft Security Essentials now.
     
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