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Unable to download any programs from Internet in last couple

by JohneP4596 / November 8, 2012 4:56 AM PST

Starting a couple of weeks or so ago, I first noticed that Microsoft Security Essentials and one or two other anti-virus programs were no longer on my hard disk, then found I could not download any programs from the Internet. Always got that message "windows cannot accees the specified path..., etc." Tried three times to restore, each time a little further back but was told the restoration had failed. Thought it was AVG, but that program has been isolated and still have the problem.

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Given so few clues. I'm going with malware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 5:33 AM PST
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Thanks, Bob, but where can I find Grif's link.
by JohneP4596 / November 8, 2012 10:25 AM PST

I agree that something's afoot, but all my anti-virus programs disappeared from the hard drive and I was unable to download any program of any sort from the Internet. Catch 22.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 11:15 AM PST
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