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Pressing-On 06-03-2014 08:46 AM

Computer problems
 
The first thing that happened is that my pages were not loading properly. I had to double click and some wouldn't load at all.

I then went into Add-ons, checking things out, and noticed that my Avast Online Security had been disabled. Don't know how that happened.

Today, all of my Bookmarks have been deleted.

I ran a check with Spybot, Malwarebytes Antii-Malware, and Avast ProVirus.

Malware or Avast, can't remember now, said it found one threat and then three threats which it was unable to delete and put them in quarantine.

So, what do I do now and how do I correct my pages loading and where in the world are my bookmarks? :girlytantrum

shazeep 06-03-2014 09:47 AM

Re: Computer problems
 
what browser?

MissBrattified 06-03-2014 09:52 AM

Re: Computer problems
 
I would do a Window's System Restore and restore back to a date before you started having problems. Make sure your security is enabled before you reopen your browser.

Pressing-On 06-03-2014 10:13 AM

Re: Computer problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shazeep (Post 1316221)
what browser?

Firefox

Quote:

Originally Posted by MissBrattified (Post 1316222)
I would do a Window's System Restore and restore back to a date before you started having problems. Make sure your security is enabled before you reopen your browser.

I already tried that and it didn't work. I think the reason is that my computer is having problems loading anything. But, I will try it one more time.

MissBrattified 06-03-2014 10:28 AM

Re: Computer problems
 
Try deleting your browser and reinstalling. Restart your computer in between deletion and reinstallation.

Pressing-On 06-03-2014 10:34 AM

Re: Computer problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MissBrattified (Post 1316225)
Try deleting your browser and reinstalling. Restart your computer in between deletion and reinstallation.

Okay. Thanks. This is giving me a headache. lol

MissBrattified 06-03-2014 11:50 AM

Re: Computer problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pressing-On (Post 1316227)
Okay. Thanks. This is giving me a headache. lol

I have to tell you...I have dealt with zero bugs, viruses or general hinkiness since switching to a Mac. Windows has some advantages for programmers, gamers, etc., but Mac has the advantage of headache-free use for the average user. My computer doesn't have or need any kind of anti-virus programs. The security is built into the operating system and is very, very effective (and invisible). We are a very happy Apple household.

shazeep 06-03-2014 02:06 PM

Re: Computer problems
 
ditto...and you might go ahead and bite the bullet now, cuz what are you going to do when Win 7 loses support? Win 8? :lol

Praxeas 06-03-2014 03:32 PM

Re: Computer problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pressing-On (Post 1316207)
The first thing that happened is that my pages were not loading properly. I had to double click and some wouldn't load at all.

I then went into Add-ons, checking things out, and noticed that my Avast Online Security had been disabled. Don't know how that happened.

Today, all of my Bookmarks have been deleted.

I ran a check with Spybot, Malwarebytes Antii-Malware, and Avast ProVirus.

Malware or Avast, can't remember now, said it found one threat and then three threats which it was unable to delete and put them in quarantine.

So, what do I do now and how do I correct my pages loading and where in the world are my bookmarks? :girlytantrum

You may not be able to get book marks back. Don't know what you mean by pages.

Is Avast up to date?

Try booting into Safe Mode, update Malwarebytes and Spybot and run both in safe mode

Praxeas 06-03-2014 03:33 PM

Re: Computer problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shazeep (Post 1316240)
ditto...and you might go ahead and bite the bullet now, cuz what are you going to do when Win 7 loses support? Win 8? :lol

It will be a while before Win 7 stops support.

BTW Im still using XP pro


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