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  1. The question then becomes, is Defender any good vs Kasperskys? My personal usage of Kasperskys... says NO! I'd rather pay for Kasperskys.
  2. Is reformatting a big name for wiping the hard drive clean? That's one thing I'd like to know how to do. Because I reset my first Windows 7 back to factory settings once, and then this one too. Which from what I understand is like, it takes the that part of the system & part-ions it ( much like quarantining a virus ) from the rest of the drive? And then you just are reinstalling windows back on it? I'd rather just know how to wipe the drive clean first, then reinstall windows. ( Ok, now I just read what a reset to factory settings was. And it says that does wipe the HD clean. ) But it mus
  3. At first I was going to say, "3 and a half HOURS" for 7 updates? lol. But then I quickly figured you must have meant to do all of the updates you skipped since June That was the 2nd worst part about setting my computer back to factory settings back in January. Like caintry_boy said above. First there were all the updates to download and install since 7 was first issued. Then going through the whole process of setting up your account & personal settings taking another few hours. And stupidly. I had decided to start doing it around 10:30 PM. lol. I was up to around 5 in the morning doin
  4. A Big Thanks to everyone for their replies to my post here :) I finally decided I would wait until this week to see if I got any updates and like mentioned above as well. I did!~! 7 for the system and for the malware remover. I was just going to set back to back to factory settings if I hadn't. So thankfully, I won't have to go through that hours long ordeal of setting every thing back up again. lol!
  5. Okie dokie & thanks everyone, for your replies I was just worried since I actually did had this problem a few months back. ( seems like a lot of people had it too. ) The one where the updater was running & running forever & not getting any updates. But not bringing up the "no updates" message either. I guess they called that a hanging updater? I actually left the thing trying to update all night & it was still running when I woke up.
  6. Possible Windows 7 No Update Problem Again. I say possible, because I want to make sure before I go and look at the other Update problem thread here. As I said, this is now the 2nd time ( if there is a problem ) I've had this problem this year. I had it a few months back, & used something like Mr Fix It for Updates & it fixed the problem. But before I go look at the other thread about this subject here, I want to know for sure I have it again. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. And was wondering what is the latest/last update others have had to their computers? Mine is showi
  7. Hello Guys 1st answer to what antivirus & firewall am I using is. I use Nortons Internet Security2011, plus I also have paid version of Malwarebytes. 2nd question. Yes I use Jdownloader occasionally. I use it when I have multiple downloads, so I can set it at bed time. And wake up & have all the downloads. I used it for a full year on this computer & never had a problem with it before. 3rd reply. I know I have too many stinkin' tool bars. I got lazy after "resetting my computer" & haven't removed them yet. I use multiple messengers because I have quit
  8. download speed to washington DC is - 19.85 MBps upload speed to same - 2.10 MBps
  9. here is the link to my overdrive results. http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=24831388 -----------------------------------------------------
  10. which test do you want me to run? I dont see any test called Pit Test. They are all partly labeled PC Pitstop, lol.
  11. Hello again caintry_boy. Yes Im directly wired from my modem, to the back of the PC ( desktop ) with an ethernet cable. I undertand your suggestion, but how would that explain my connection working fine for a year. Then suddenly it doesn't? Let alone, how it still doesn't work after resetting the computer back to factory settings? If it originally worked for a year on factory settings, and something changed those settings. Shouldn't it have been corrected when setting it back to original factory settings? I can post results, and or the link to those results. From tests I did on othe
  12. Hello Caintry_boy, sorry I'm only getting back to you now. I'm on cable, Optimum Online basic. Here are the results of the test you recommended. Doesn't look good to me. Tracing route to pcpitstop.com ( Hop # Avg ms Loss % Graph Address 1 * 100 2 * 100 3 * 100 4 * 100 Unable to reach (pcpitstop.com)
  13. Hello to anyone out there, at this wonderful forum for helping people with computer & related problems. It's going to be kind of difficult & long, for me to try & explain what my problem is. And has been for over 1 month now. But I guess I'll start from the beginning, February 2nd, 2012. Like Im sure everyone else experiences every now & then,. I started having internet connection problems then. But mine wasn't the ordinary signal drops low because of ordinary drop off from signal strength. I would only lose connections when I was downloading, and in particular. When downl
  14. Hello all What started out looking like a minor problem or annoyance. Has now become a major headache & looks like a major problem. I was surfing the net, at my usual places. Im using Firefox's newest browser, because I know its safer the IE. I use the Noscripts add on, as well as their popup blocker all the time. And at the time the original problem started. I was also using Nortons 360, along with Malwarebytes. My problem originally started with what seemed like a minor loss of internet connection. But then every few minutes or half hour or hour. I would once again be disconnected
  15. I always find it odd, that I only use Firefox, yet Ccleaner is still finding items in the internet explorer temp files. How could that be? lol.
  16. Oh trust me Jacee Im not getting rid of Malwarebytes, lol. Its the only one of those programs I trust at all. Plus I have the paid version of it. I always have that, and a virus program & spyware program too. I think I'll go back to another paid ESET NOD 32 again. Its probably the best & lightest virus program Ive ever used. I also use CCleaner & ATF cleaner as well. So I guess adding the TFC Cleaner wont hurt!~!
  17. PS - I also have everything that we have done, programs, scan logs & the like in a folder on my desk top. Can I delete it all too?
  18. Hi again Jacee And thanks again for all your help to this point!~! I really do appreciate it a bunch. Heres the list of things from the Hijack This scan Id like to remove, as long as its safe to do so. Its some kind of file or something, having to do with all the different online virus/malware scans I have done. O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://utilities.pcp...ols/pcmatic.cab O16 - DPF: {32305793-C19A-48E7-AD2F-D87FF7B264A4} - http://download.tene...wareScanner.ocx O16 - DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} (BDSCANONLINE Contr
  19. Thanks again Jacee It seemed to work perfectly fine!~! I wanna wait for my friend to come over again, so he can set the system restore point youve suggested. Otherwise, everything looks good? I was wondering if I could remove a couple of small things that Hijack this found? Its all those little files that install when you use an online virus or malware program. Or is it perfectly ok to leave them there? Also, what about all those things that Super Anti Spyware found? The trojans? Are they all false positives?
  20. Hi again Jacee Ok, I removed those files and folders, except AVG 10. I didnt remove that one because it has 238 MBs worth of stuff in the folder?? The other ones were pretty much empty or totally empty & I was afraid to remove that one since theres so much stuff in it. Should I try re-installing and uninstalling that one & see if the folder will now be empty?
  21. What do I do with those files & folders when I do find them?
  22. Hi Jacee Yeah, until I can afford to buy another virus program ( other then the Nortons I have, which I dont like. ) Im using the Avira!~! I uninstalled the Combofix just as you asked. One problem with uninstalling the other 2 virus programs, as Ive explained to you previously. Probably because of the system restore my friend did for me, none of those virus programs are showing up on my add/remove programs list. And none of them have folders in the programs folder either. I have already run the Nortons removal tool twice now, so if theres still something of it showing as on my
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