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Having some major problems with my computer. A small window popped up, stating something along the lines that my AVG was infected. ???

It says its a problem with Windows, and that Windows is trying to take care of it. I am terrible with computer technology and stuff, but I have Dell XP computer. Is that connected to windows? (Could possibly be a very stupid question).

Basically, I am thinking the virus protector thing is the virus. Happened on my old computer. I am going to shut her down for the night. Will check back later, but am worried to use this computer due to possibility of things screwing up. Will try to get on a laptop or something in the meantime.

Any advice appreciated until I get one of my family members to help, as they are relatively good with this kind of stuff.
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The problem you're having here is that you most likely downloaded that AVG version from an untrusted website. If you had went to a store and actually bought the program and installed you shouldn't have that problem. In anycase, I'd reccomend downloading "Spybot Search and Destroy". Simply google it and it'll probably be the first or second link there. It's a free program (they accept donations however) and it works reletively well.

As far as your first question is stated, yes. Majority of over the counter Computers are run off of the Windows operating system. The only other types out there (Big timer ones anyways) are Linux and Mac. But in your case Dell is a Windows platform. So just go ahead and get the Spybot SD and give it a run. If that doesn't solve the problem then uninstall AVG and go directly to their website and just do a quick 30 day trial one. That should work for you.

Worst case scenario, wipe the hard drive. But chances are slim it never gets to that.

SilentFury: Please don't turn this into a Windows Vs. Mac thread. We have amazing computer experts on both sides of the spectrum here who can argue this until our finger tips are raw, but at the end of the day it's preference.
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