SysChat is a free online computer support community. Ask questions, share resources, contribute knowledge and discuss technology. Join our growing community to access all features. Register Now!

SysChat » Software Support » Computer Security » used free avast but no better

Computer Security

Discuss Computer Security- Viruses, Adware, Spyware, etc...

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2011, 06:06 PM
KatFtL KatFtL is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 5
KatFtL is on a distinguished road

Default used free avast but no better

Thank you for my earlier assist. I downloaded, installed and did a full scan with Avast Free Download, most current edition.
Restarted and once I got to the desktop, all icons were there, the computer froze.
I had to restart by removing the battery. Then I tried again and I didn't even get to the desktop, just password input and frozen!
Any ideas? It starts in Safe mode no problem. My operating sys is XP.
Whatever I picked up came from a Canadian prescription drug site I was trying to get to.
Thanks so much.

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2011, 10:08 AM
DominicD DominicD is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 251
DominicD is on a distinguished road


when you boot windows normally, after login and no icons appear, see if you can launch the task manager.

although no desktop icons appear, press alt+ctrl+delete
then click on the task manager.

if you have the task manager running, then click on File , New Task, type explorer, click OK.

i hope this works

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free OCR Software – Convert Image to Text DominicD Software 0 04-21-2011 10:25 AM
Best Free Anti-Virus Software ran_ran_diaz Security 3 02-16-2011 01:39 AM
AVG,Norton or kaspersky techbrain55 Computer Security 2 03-13-2008 05:14 PM
Secure your computer from viruses and spyware for free Sajid Security 14 05-15-2007 08:47 PM
Fusion Launches Free Internet Phone Service Sami News 0 06-20-2006 01:50 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are on

» Ads

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54