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fatbaldguy
SW Ohio
Posts: 474
Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:34 pm   Post subject: I think I've been hacked....


I can't seem to turn on my anti virus program AVG. I'm something of a Luddite and don't really know alot about this stuff. Any suggestions?

I've gone to control panel and etc., to try this. No luck so far.




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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:00 pm   


Have you tried uninstalling the version you have? If not then I'd give it a go. Once you've uninstalled the one on your computer you should be able to install it again from scratch.

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fatbaldguy
SW Ohio
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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:02 pm   


As some of my 'English' friends would say, Bloody Brill! Prompted me to reinstall AVG and voila, back up and running.

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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:44 pm   


I'm glad you have AVG on your computer again. Fingers crossed you'll have no further trouble now.

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Netty


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Southern Ontario zone 5a
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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:53 pm   


Glad it was that simple FBG. That happened to me and it was a nasty virus...had to take my computer in and have it cleaned professionally. It was a royal pain in the butt, but all is well now. Now I run Malwarebytes as well as ESET ... you can't be too careful!

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