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Seriously Clueless, two hours to get computer started.

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My computer started acting weird after I downloaded a free AVG security program that popped up, of course, I know now not to do that. It has gotten progressively worse, upgraded from
Vista to Windows 7, by a friend, I have no back up disc and I can barely get it to boot up. Any help or suggestions you are able to give me would be greatly appreciated.
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Are you sure this came from AVG itself or did it just look like AVG? There are a lot of viruses out there that look like real anti-viruses but are not.

I would recommend following the directions in the malware removal forum, link here http://www.geekstogo...cleaning-guide/ to see if maybe that is what it is.
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upgraded from
Vista to Windows 7, by a friend,

Are you sure that this is a valid copy of Windows? Has it been activated?
"Cracked" copies of windows can be loaded with malware.
And ANY antivirus that just pops up is suspect.
I agree that you should head to the malware forum.
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I downloaded a free AVG security program that popped up

My bet is infection with this comment alone.
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