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Re: Avast! Free Has Messsed Up My Computer
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2015, 04:32:27 PM »

Thanks ever so much for these instructions, and for looking over the stuff I sent you. 

 I am really nervous about doing all of this but will try. Always I am afraid of messing up the computer beyond my control.   I hope I can do all of this, lol.   

 I'll let you know the outcome.   And again, thanks ever so much for all your help!

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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2015, 04:34:36 PM »
You do need SP3 though as your system is full of security holes at the moment

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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2015, 05:02:57 PM »
Okay, thanks.  I am trying to download it as I type, but have run into a snag.

 When I click on the link you posted, to take me to Microsoft to download SP3, I am taken to the page(attachment) that tells me I need IE 5 or higher.  I have IE 6, but since Microsoft no longer does updates for 6, I cannot use IE to download the SP3.   

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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2015, 05:11:43 PM »
You do need SP3 though as your system is full of security holes at the moment

 This is the other page that came up.  I clicked on the option that says "recommended" which took me to the page I just sent moments ago. I didn't know what to do out of fear of doing the wrong thing.

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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2015, 05:27:51 PM »
OK give me half an hour and I should have it on my dropbox for you....  So hold off 'till then :)

Or you can click the radio button that says proceed with this download

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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2015, 05:47:10 PM »
Okay, I'll try the radio button. When I clicked on "Proceed with download" it took me to this page(attachment) and the top option is about IE 8, the bottom is a tool that checks my PC for infections and such. I didn't want to proceed beyond this point w/o checking with you first.

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Re: Avast! Free Has Messsed Up My Computer
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2015, 06:31:56 PM »
On the right should be a no thanks button press that


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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2015, 07:19:34 PM »
 Ok.  :) 

 One thing...I am using XP, 32 bit, and IE will not allow me to download 7 or higher because of this. Is this going to be a problem? 
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Re: Avast! Free Has Messsed Up My Computer
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2015, 07:24:07 PM »
Have you managed to download it ? As dropbox has blocked me from uploading it

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« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2015, 07:25:16 PM »
It is downloading as we speak. Still has 11 minutes to go.  Can you look up at my previous message to you moments ago? 

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« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2015, 07:33:30 PM »
IE 8 is the highest you can go http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/internet-explorer/products/ie-8/system-requirements

Confirmed IE8 is the highest available for winXP SP2/SP3, though I don't use it.
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« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2015, 07:35:33 PM »
 I discovered that in order to download 7 or higher, I would have to have 64 bit instead of 32 bit XP. I don't use IE either. I use Firefox or DuckDuckGo.

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« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2015, 07:39:39 PM »
IE is integral to windows..  On the page I linked there is a download link on the top right

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« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2015, 07:56:03 PM »
I discovered that in order to download 7 or higher, I would have to have 64 bit instead of 32 bit XP. I don't use IE either. I use Firefox or DuckDuckGo.

My version of IE 8 on my XP Pro SP3 is 32bit.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.5.6116 (build 24.5.9153.762) UI 1.0.808/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security