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Old 12th April 2012, 12:49
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unable to open any antivirus or microsoft website . while i am useing Win xp sp2 & McAfee antivirus 8.7i Enterprise. How to solve it. Plz. help me

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Default Re: unable to open any antivirus or microsoft website

It could be a symptom of a virus -- I suggest you (on another PC) download a standalone AV scanner such as McAfee Stinger and run that from a bootable CD or floppy, then report back
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Default Re: unable to open any antivirus or microsoft website

I have also encountered this issue before
It is def a virus thats causing it

I had to reload my laptop in order to fix the issue, but try the other suggestions first

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Default Re: unable to open any antivirus or microsoft website

General process before attempting windows reinstall:

Download MalWareBytes and burn to CD (on clean PC)
Ditto McAfee Stinger
Ditto any other products recommended here

Boot infected PC into safe mode (F8 at start)
Install / run both above

Report back
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Default Re: unable to open any antivirus or microsoft website

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Originally Posted by Ossian View Post
General process before attempting windows reinstall:

Download MalWareBytes and burn to CD (on clean PC)
Ditto McAfee Stinger
Ditto any other products recommended here

Boot infected PC into safe mode (F8 at start)
Install / run both above

Report back
If it is a persistent version then even in Safe Mode you may not be able to install MalwareBytes or any A/V. A bootable USB or CD with Stinger and/or another anti virus installed on it may be an option to clean the HDD. You could also remove the HDD and connect it to another machine and run A/V on the infected HDD from it.

If you can find out what is causing this problem (name of virus) then you will probably find steps online on how to manually clean your machine.
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