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Anti-virus/Spyware updating


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waynf

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X Cleaner already installed in computer by technician three months ago, but now it is advising me that program will son become inoperable and to update it. When I try to update with open internet connection dialogue box appears instructing me to ensure that internet connection is open. Tried all sorts of things. Even went to Xcleaner website....same response. This is also happening with Spybot program.
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firewall?

spyware rewrote host file?
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Assuming you question if I have "firewall" Not to my knowledge, very doubtful.
Where do I go from here?
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I would check your host file and see if it has been rewritten by a maliciious program

SEARCH for HOSTS --- off the top of my head I cannot recall where it is in windows 98.

Open it in notepad. Should be virtually empty
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