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Unfortunately no. All of it came pre-loaded on the machine. I might know someone with it but i still don't have software for my drivers. Any suggestions?
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Well I have about every operating system I can load but ME. I have windows98 and XP. possibly 2000. Should I just dump it and load a different operating system? Still don't have stuff for the drivers, sound & video cards ects. I don't have anything on the pc that can't be replaced. What do u think. Thanks for your time..... :tazz:
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Thats a descion I think you have to make. ME is seriously absolete. If it was me, i would try to get up to XP.


Let me know.


Thanks,

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Well thanks for your help. Guess new pc time, lol. Definately will upgrade to more current XP. Which spyware and anti virus software would you recommend to run to keep stuff like icannews and similars off the pc? Thanks again. Appriciate your time.
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I will give u the prevention speech I give to everyone....even though ur not fixed...lol.

and I am sorry we couldn't help you out. :tazz:

I run AVG and Sygate on my system, and both are free :)

I also run adaware/spybot/cleanup at least once a week and I don't have any problems.



Now that your system is Malware Free, it is important to reset your system Restore. Click Here to learn how to.

I recommend that you Defrag your computer before setting your Restore points:

Go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>Disk Defragmentor Make sure it set to the proper drive (default should be your main driver) and click on defragment


Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs, if you don't already have them, for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:

Ad-aware SE
Spybot S&D
Microsoft Anti-Spyware


If you are unhappy with your current antivirus and want to replace it or if you dont already have one, I suggest one of these free programs:
*Note - do not use more than one anti-virus program as it will more than likely cause conflict.

AVG
Avast
AntiVir


The following free programs are great for prevention:

SpywareBlaster 3.4
Spywareguard
IE/Spyad

A Firewall is a must! Here are 3 good free versions:
(do not have more than one firewall running on your system)

Sygate
Kerio
ZoneLabs

There are other options other than Internet Explorer for a browser, which some say have better security. Two of them are:

Firefox
Opera

If you decide to keep Internet Explorer, This site is a great source for tightening up security on It's settings.

Make sure that you keep your Operating System and IE updated with the latest Critical Security Updates from Microsoft...they usually come out once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, Make sure after you clean your Temp files to empty out your Recycle bin as well.
For ease use the following program:

Cleanup
Run "Cleanup" and when it has finished, Reboot

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided. Also read How I got Infected
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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