> Hi there everyone!
> This post isn't about updates,but how I didn't find the right discussion
> to post it,I wrote here.
> My windows has the antivirus avast but today when I turned the machine
> on,I received a message from avast that said my computer was completely in
> danger because the antivirus was uninstalled!I don't really know the
> reason,but I don't know what to do..maybe I should call the man that set
> my pc but meanwhile,am I really in danger with no antivirus? How did the
> antivirus expired??
You would really have to quote the exact text of the message you received
for me to give you a definitive answer. You may be getting a message from a
rogue program and not Avast at all. There is no way for me to tell. In any
case, your next step should be to determine for sure whether the computer
is virus/malware-free or not.
Go through these general malware removal steps systematically -
Include scanning with David Lipman's Multi_AV and follow instructions to do
all scans in Safe Mode. Please see the special Notes regarding using
Multi_AV in Vista.
- download link and more instructions
When all else fails, get guided help. Choose one of the specialty forums
listed at the first link. Register and read its posting FAQ. You will
generally be asked to:
1. Download and execute HiJack This! (HJT) -
2. Disable Notepad's word wrap - In Notepad.exe; Format --> uncheck; "Word
3. Download/run Deckard's System Scanner -
4. Save the scan results (Main.txt and Extra.txt)
5. And then post the contents of Main.txt and Extra.txt in your post at the
forum you chose. DO NOT POST LOGS IN THE MS NEWSGROUPS.
Standard disclaimer: I can't see and test your computer myself, so these are
just suggestions based on many years of being a professional computer tech;
suggestions based on what you've written. You should not take my
suggestions as a definitive diagnosis. If you can't do the work yourself
(and there is no shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea), take the
machine to a professional computer repair shop (not your local equivalent
of BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). Please be aware that not all local shops
are skilled at removing malware and even if they are, your computer may be
so infested that Windows will need to be clean-installed. If possible, have
all your data backed up before you take the machine into a shop.
Elephant Boy Computers