Well sounds like your laptop is very old laptop i like yourself will do same and purchase new computer but i'm sure you will need that laptop one day you never know you may let others use it or you may have to use it when your main new computer stop working i'm just given you reason why you should hold on to that laptop. Replacing HDD is not that hard process to achive but this easy process depends on how easy to access failing HDD, you should give us the brand name and model number of your laptop let us see if we can found information on how to access the HDD this way we will able to guide you replacing the HDD.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 07:04 AM
Not heard back from you msbug, do you still require assistance or is the issue now resolved, an update would be appreciated.
give us the brand name and model number of your laptop let us see if we can found information on how to access the HDD this way we will able to guide you replacing the HDD.
If you would like to replace the HDD please post the info requested by FreeBooter.
Posted 27 October 2016 - 11:28 AM
I apologize. Couldn't get back on laptop and just bought a new desktop. I appreciate all the help. The new desktop has windows 10, which I am getting use to. It came with a month of McAfee which I am not too keen on, so need to find free least intrusive anti virus. You all rock with your patience and kindness with your time in helping me. Thank you so very much.
Posted 27 October 2016 - 03:07 PM
Thank you @msbug and your are very welcome!
About McAfee i would do the same and uninstall it, if you want free antivirus program you can use Avast Antivirus program if you don't mind paying for antivirus program then best one in my view is kaspersky antivirus program i'm using Eset antivirus program this is another good antivirus program again not free software.
Edited by FreeBooter, 27 October 2016 - 03:09 PM.
Posted 27 October 2016 - 06:55 PM
Thank you. Do I just uninstall McAfee through my programs, or is there something special I have to do to get it all out? I think I will try Avast. I did have MSE for Windows 7, but I read it is not available for windows 10. Is Avast easy on the system? Also would using Windows Defender which I assume is on the computer be enough after uninstalling McAfee Live and Safe, instead of downloading another anti virus such as Avast?
Edited by msbug, 27 October 2016 - 07:15 PM.
Posted 27 October 2016 - 11:34 PM
Uninstall properly through the Windows control panel. Never configure real-time scan for two antivirus programs or more at same time always configure real-time protection for one antivirus program. If you configure real-time protection for more than one antivirus program your computer speed can reduce. Windows Vista and Windows 7 the Windows Defender kept to its anti-spyware roots, which limited its usefulness. With Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Microsoft smartened up and decided to expand its functionality to include virus detection and removal. Avast works with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3 operating systems. You can install only Avast Antivirus program which is free and you can install free version of the Comodo Firewall program which is very good firewall program.
Edited by FreeBooter, 27 October 2016 - 11:35 PM.
Posted 28 October 2016 - 01:59 AM
My canned info on AV protection for Windows 8.1 and 10 below, any problems with removing McAfee use their removal tool from here
Are you aware that Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 have an updated version of Windows Defender that offers the same real time protection as Microsoft Security Essentials, you do not need third party AV protection and by not installing any you are reducing the possibility of potential conflicts and freeing up resources on your computer, information courtesy of admin here
Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:18 AM
ok so do I use mcafee removal tool or just go to my control panel? Also when I had windows 7 I liked MSE, is Windows Defender the same for my Windows 10? Can I just use Windows Defender? Once I uninstall McAfee will WIndows Defender turn on automatically?
Posted 28 October 2016 - 11:06 AM
ok so do I use mcafee removal tool or just go to my control panel?
As advised by both McAfee and FreeBooter, control panel first, I suggested using the MCPR tool only if you had problems.
Once I uninstall McAfee will WIndows Defender turn on automatically?
Please check for yourself but yes, once any third party AV has been correctly removed it should auto activate, likewise it will deactivate if you install a third party AV software and will remain disabled if you do not uninstall any third party software such as McAfee.
Once Defender has been enabled, please allow it to update and complete a full scan.
Can I just use Windows Defender?
Windows Defender and Firewall are fine + see Free Spyware / Malware Detection and Removal info here
Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:02 PM
Thank you. I uninstalled McAfee and have WIndows Defender, Malwarebytes, Spyware Blaster and CCleaner. I was looking at the suggestions for free spyware and Super Antispyware was listed. Do I need that too with what I already have, or will it be too much and interfere with anything?
Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:25 AM
I uninstalled McAfee and have WIndows Defender, Malwarebytes, Spyware Blaster and CCleaner.
Would have chosen SAS over Spyware Blaster and recommend caution when using CCleaner as in never go near the registry cleaner, other than that all good.
Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:47 PM
If your recommendation is Super Anti Spyware then I will uninstall Spyware Blaster and use that one. Thank you for your guidance. I usually only use CCleaner to clean up temp files.
Edited by msbug, 29 October 2016 - 04:50 PM.
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