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  1. Starbuck

    7 ways Windows 10 pushes ads at you, and how to stop them

    Hi bb37, Any chance you can post a screenshot of this, so that I can see exactly what you mean.
  2. Starbuck

    MBAM vs. Rogue Killer.........interchangeable...??

    Hi Skyclad, It's only a 14 day trial for MalwareBytes. After this time it switches to the 'free version' which is a manual version as opposed to an automatic program. Rogue Killer is just as good as MalwareBytes ( in my opinion ) ..... But the free version is strictly manual scanning without any...
  3. Starbuck

    Sky go

    Yes, I'm afraid so.
  4. Starbuck

    Sky go

    Hi Greenveg, Unfortunately you won't be able to upgrade to Marshmallow 6.0 The Hudl2 was originally launched with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and is officially only upgradeable to Android 5.1 Lollipop. The problem with Android OS updates, is that each phone/tablet maker and/or carrier has to customize...
  5. Starbuck

    What's best - settle a debate.

    As this is a Win10 machine, then yes Defender is fine. Earlier versions of Defender did lack a bit. The Win10 version will give you real-time protection against software threats like viruses, malware and spyware across email, apps, the cloud and the web. The basic Norton AV will give you about...
  6. Starbuck

    Bios upgrade fails

    Sorry joddle ...... I don't have much experience with bios upgrades, let's see if Rustys or KenB have the answer that you require.
  7. Starbuck

    Bios upgrade fails

    Hi joddle, Just to add here..... Some systems require that the upgrade is done in steps. I think that's why Rustys asked if you had tried the previous version. The Dell site actually says... Dell Optiplex 755 System BIOS | Driver Details | Dell UK
  8. Starbuck

    no icons on h/page + no response from any programs

    Hi Gary, Ok, have you tried using another account on the system? ( if you have more than one user account setup ) Have you rebooted the system since the problem started? If not.... reboot the system and then try Task Manager again if the problem still exists. Have you tried a System Restore (...
  9. Starbuck

    no icons on h/page + no response from any programs

    Hi Gary and welcome to FPCH. It may be a case of 'Explorer' not working. Try this and see if everything comes back.... Open Task Manager........ A few ways to open Task Manager. Right-click the Taskbar and click on Task Manager. Open Start, do a search for Task Manager and click the result...
  10. Starbuck

    Mystery message

    Ok Ray, Hopefully this won't reoccur.
  11. Starbuck

    Mystery message

    Hi Ray, When C:\Windows\system32> comes on screen, are you adding sfc /scannow after it? this is what it should look like..... C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow Then click the Return/Enter button on the keyboard.
  12. Starbuck

    Yahoo Messenger to Be Discontinued July 17

    Well, sort of...... Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger
  13. Starbuck

    Mystery message

    Not to try and confuse you too much Ray, but I do know that on Win10, M$ have changed the Command Prompt system for the Powershell system. Not too sure if they bought this in for Win8 though. Works the same, it's just that the Powershell system is a bit more powerful and versatile.
  14. Starbuck

    Mystery message

    The Start button is always in the same place on a system.
  15. Starbuck

    Mystery message

    The quick way to access Command Prompt run as Admin in Win8 ( and Win10 ) is.... Right-click on the Start button... this will bring up the Windows Quick Access Menu. You can select Command Prompt (Admin) from there.
  16. Starbuck

    Getting PopUps from watchtvnow.com

    Sounds like you have found the cause then. The good news is that just cruising Facebook, reading your friend’s posts in your newsfeed and updating your timeline can’t give you a virus. However, many posts include links to other pages, either to read an article, view a video, get a coupon, etc…...
  17. Starbuck

    Getting PopUps from watchtvnow.com

    Did you install any 'free' programs at all prior to the pop ups returning?
  18. Starbuck

    have i been infected

    Ok, if you need any help when you get it back you know where we are.
  19. Starbuck

    Getting PopUps from watchtvnow.com

    Hi Skyclad, :thumb: That's good to hear. Give it a day or so to be sure, but if all is well you can remove the tools we've used and clear the MalwareBytes quarantine folder ( if there's anything there) Step 1 Restart MalwareBytes. Click on the Quarantine tab Tick to select all items (if any...
  20. Starbuck

    Getting PopUps from watchtvnow.com

    Hi Skyclad, No, you shouldn't need to. Running the reset will turn Chrome back to how it was originally when first downloaded. Because 'watchtvnow' is known to change some of Chromes settings, this should reset any alterations. The only other thing you didn't reply to was... The reason I asked...