My desktop will not allow to download anything...
I have purchased a used desktop windows vista 7, everytime when I am trying to download any file, the error message of cannot download file due to a virus has been detected.... so I uninstalled AVG, and set the windows defender to not interfere, still having issues, as this is a new system to me, I would love for someone with the knowledge to give their help on this topic... thanks in advance!:)
USAFRet said:paulam1 said:the file I am trying to download is avast.... I have a feeling its not a virus.... please be respectful, its not a stupid question.....
Downloading Avast from where?
And you really shouldn't have 2 active AVs (AVG and Defender) running at the same time.
The avg has expired, and I prefer avast, but it will not allow me to install anything, including adobe etc.... I am curious to know if it is a setting that I do not know how to tweek.... not to technically inclined... so I am very skeptical in regards to mess with the spyware/malware and antiviral software...
Turn Windows Defender back on
Turn Defender off
Does everything work?
If an anti-virus application says something is a virus, it probably is a virus.
"Adobe"? What part of 'Adobe', and from where?
Lastly...any OS on a secondhand PC is assumed to be suspect. You have no idea what the original owners had in there, on purpose or by accident. There is no way I would continue to use that original OS. Blow it away and reinstall.
Onus said:^+[as many as you can count]. A second-hand PC should ALWAYS be wiped and reloaded. What if there's "questionable"/illegal content in a hidden directory on it?
The adobe software is adobe pro xl. This is what I am also trying to install, I will reset the whole system, I was just trying to verify there were no previous programs I needed, As I said before I am not technically inclined, this was bought for my children to complete homework only....As for the questionable illegal content etc... you are correct, I am just to faith based with my opinions hoping there are not bad ppl in the world:) Thanks for your help, I will reply asap. It is truly appreciated!