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XP Not Responding

by michigangirl / April 6, 2005 12:54 PM PDT

My General Applications on XP have become non-responsive.

Any ideas. I do not have any anti-virus?
Recommendations for free-ware please.

I just downloaded anti-spy...spywareblaster.com

Thanks!!

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(NT) (NT) Not enough Information
by damasta55r / April 6, 2005 1:43 PM PDT
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I agree
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 8:41 PM PDT

What do you mean by "non-responsive"?

What happens when you try to open any application? Does this happen to all applications or just a few? If just a few, which ones?

Mark

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" I do not have any anti-virus? "
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 11:12 PM PDT
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With Free AVG (google.com) being free as well as a few others plus that SPYWARE issue, your experience will be educational more than anything else.

In short:

1. Install Free AVG.
- Remove all pests.

2. Install a firewall. I suggest Zonealarm.

3. Scan and remove all that these FREE tools find.
Read http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=1313&messageID=15002 for the list and links.

At some point consider that the machine may be unrecoverable due to leaving it unprotected. You'll test your BACKUP system as you reload the OS and the items in paragraphs 1 and 2.

Bob

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anti virus
by tontoe / April 19, 2005 3:34 AM PDT

every pc user should have anti virus anti-vir is a good free one just type anti-vir in the search box online then you have to agree to the terms then click on anti-vir logo to download you will need spy bot as well and a free adware one

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