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Computer help please

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    OK: Apparently, somebody got to installing a bunch of stuff on ye olde laptop.

    How do I get all of this krap off of here, so it's back in a operational condition?

    Can't watch YouTube, can't hardly do nothing.

    Any favorable help will be returned with many smiles and thank yous.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    what kinda stuff
  3. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I think they installed Firefox, which since then has screwed up everything.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Have you tried uninstalling that?
    Perhaps running a system restore to take you back to the last day when your computer ran right...
  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I have tried it.


    Every page I click on has that little yellow shield with the exclamation mark on it, and I have a banner on every page at the top that says "Internet Explorer is currently running with add-ons disabled."
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You can't run system restore?
  7. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    When's the last time you ran anti-virus or anti-malware to clean your system?
  8. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Here's how our former tech guy would attack problems - a two-question series:

    1. What did you do to it?
    2. Did you restart it?

    If you answered "Nothing" and "Yes" you had to figure it out for yourself. So there you go Chef. That's the best advice I can give. :)
  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I suspect that Firefox is not the suspect. What else got installed?
  11. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    The little shield with the exclamation point means your security has either expired or been disabled.

    Firefox is pretty safe as far as not installing any spyware, etc., crap, so I don't suspect Firefox is the problem.

    Check your security settings. That should tell you the problem.
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