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Thanks for the info. But I went ahead and used the XP cd that came with the computer, but I forgot to do Windows update before I downloaded avast!, SUPERAntispyware, SpywareBlaster, and MBAM (all free versions). Then I ran scans. It found many threats. Would that be because I didn't run WinUpdate first? Is it okay to run it now and then update the rest of the drivers? Or should I start all over? I don't want to screw this up, because they are counting on me, so if I have to do it all over to get it right, then that's what I'll do.

I appreciate all your patience with me. I am learning a lot from you guys! :thumbsup:


Please give us some details about the threats found so we can evaluate the situation.
Isn't normal to detect malware on a fresh installed system unless they are Adaware and PUP found on setups of the free software you have downloaded.
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Ooops...I already deleted the threats (I think). Maybe they went into quarantine...not sure. But I will finish doing Windows Update and loading all the drivers. Then I will re-run all the scans, and if I find anything, I will note them and paste them here. Thanks guys! And I especially want to thank SleepyDude for helping me to get back online. You guys are great! :cheers:

Edited by BeachBumBum, 19 September 2013 - 08:20 PM.

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