/ Urgent PC Help PLEASE
Tech Support Team etc. but there is no response.
Can anyone advise me please.
I've got Windows Defender So I'm hoping that will stop anything getting at my PC until I resolve this.
Quite ofetn to get rid of these things it's necessary to download an uninstall application.
Open Task Manager and if it appears in the Processes tab, try and end it, then retry uninstall.
+1 for MS security.
> Open Task Manager and if it appears in the Processes tab, try and end it, then retry uninstall.
> +1 for MS security.
Click on it, the click End Process
> Click on it, the click End Process
Now it say
Operation could not be completed. Access is denied.
You might need to start your PC in safe mode and disable it before deleting it.
Alternatively, you might need administrator rights to do anything with the file - without knowing your exact configuration it's hard to tell.
You're welcome :-)
> Because I have some urgent work to do on my pc
If you don't need the internet to do said work just unplug the d@mn thing from the network.
If you do need the internet then there's a number of options.
Not got time now to go through them, but you could just not worry too much about it. Personally, my view is if you are keeping yourself to well known web sites and don't do anything silly like open email attachments with .exe in the filename most of the time you'll be fine. Even surfing distinctly iffy parts of the web I've only picked up viruses a couple of times.
Reinstall it, then uninstall it?
If you try and install it is there an option to "repair a broken installation" or similar?
My sympathy, by the way. I've had occasion to try and get rid of anti-virus programs before and some of the bl**dy things just_refuse_to_die. Norton used to be famous for it. These days I just format and reinstall windows. 45 mins and I know it's the computer equivilant of being buried at a crossroads with a stake through it.
Boot to safe mode (restart the computer and spam f8 until you get a list of options, choose safe mode with networking) and uninstall Avast.
Reboot back to normal desktop, download Microsoft Security Essentials and install that. Let it update, don't bother with quick scan. You don't need to worry about not having an antivi while doing this step.
Please don't pay for AV, they do nothing that a normal (free) antivirus doesn't do and they tend to be shit programs that eat up resources.
Your computer is not going to blow up if you dont have Anti Virus protection.
If i had to have protection, im a massive fan of ESET. Its, very clean and uses hardly any RAM space. I hate chunky fat asthmatic programs running in the background.
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