Problem in updating avg antivirus dating a federal agent
For instance, I'm assuming everything needs to be cleared out, but how? Well, formatting gets rid of everything, so you don't need to worry about that.If there's anything you want to save, you'd best be putting it onto CDs, DVDs, flash drives, or whatever else you can.I\u0027ve deleted AVG and Trend\u0027s, they did the same. Before the infection, this was not a problem, all updates were automatic.Also, there are certain sites that I am completely blocked from, including any site that involves an antivirus. You may or may not be able to dig yourself out of this particular hole if you kept at it long enough, but the quick and easy solution here is just to format and start over.I don't know if you (or anyone else) is still reading this thread, but if so, please let me know if you fixed your problem and how. It would be nice if you told us exactly which antivirus software you're having problems with..I too am on Windows XP and for at least two weeks now, have had the EXACT same issues that you listed from the anti-virus software not updating to the link redirecting to the wrong sites, mostly ones trying to get me to buy their anti-virus/spyware software. In the meantime, follow the instructions below: Please use a friend or family member's "clean" computer and download the Malwarebytes tool and it's manual update from the link below..Once downloaded, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive..Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current..
I have a connection, but everytime I hit update, the error messages say no connection found. Also, there are certain sites that I am completely blocked from, including any site that involves an antivirus.Lastly, when I do a web search and click on one of the links given, I am redirected to other sites that are usually trying to get me to dl software or buy something. Unfortunately, my pc was recently infected and it is bad.It's like my computer has been hijacked and I'm taking to what ever site the virus wants me to go. After going through a few antivirus\/spyware\/malware programs, things have improved slightly, but there are still problems.Follow them all, and you've probably eliminated at least 95% of all potential problem sources.
Things you should NOT do--------------------------------1: Use Internet Explorer2: Use any browser based on Internet Explorer3: Use Outlook or Outlook Express4: Open email attachments you haven't manually scanned with your virus scanner5: Open email attachments you were not expecting, no matter who they appear to be from6: Respond to spam messages, including using unsubscribe links7: Visit questionable websites (e.g.
Lastly, when I do a web search and click on one of the links given, I am redirected to other sites that are usually trying to get me to dl software or buy something. Hopefully you have some backups from before you got hit with whatever hit you, because if you back up anything now, there's no real way to tell whether or not you'll just end up reinfecting your system when you go to restore them.