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gollum
 
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2009 07:36 pm
I purchaed a CD to protect my PC from viruses. I put the CD in the designated slot. I clicked Start and then Run. Now I believe I have to input a letter then a colon, then click OK, to cause the code on the CD to be uploaded into my PC.

Wht is the letter I should input and/or what am I doing wrong?
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parados
 
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Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2009 08:33 pm
@gollum,

Check the manual. It should tell you what you need to do.

Without more information, it is impossible to help you.
What is the program? What OS are you using? Why did you buy something so antiquated that it requires you to enter the drive letter?
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rhymer
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 05:11 pm
@gollum,
It seems that the 'autoload' function for cd's has been turned off on your PC (assuming you don't have a MAC).

Put your CD into the CD reader.
If you have a PC, click on start, then 'My Computer' or 'computer'.
This opens windows explorer or a dialog box for you to choose which disc to explore with the system file manager.
Your CD is usually an icon which looks like a CD - select this disc drive.
You should now see all the files which are available on your CD.

Normally, to start the installation of software onto your computer you double click on the file named 'setup.exe'.
Alternatively, read any help files shown on the disc eg., *.txt, *.hlp, *.chm. (* simply means anyfilename)
gollum
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 05:37 pm
@rhymer,
rhymer--
Thank you.

I followed your instructions as follows:

I clicked "My Computer." A menu appeared including what appears to be an icon for a CD and the text CD-RW Drive (ESmile. I believe that this refers to a rewritable CD and that the disc in question is a non-rewritable DVD.

Thus I conclude my problem is that I don't have the proper drive to upload the code.

Perhaps there is a way to obtain the code directly from the vendor's site though I haven't been able to find the way and there is no "Contact Us" on the site.
parados
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2009 07:10 am
@gollum,
DVDs don't work in CD drives.

DVD drives are fairly cheap ($25) and it might be easier to just upgrade your drive to a DVD drive.

Turn off and unplug your computer. Open it up, then 4 screws and 2 cables later, you should have a new DVD drive ready to run your software.
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TonyStevenson
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2013 09:19 pm
@gollum,
Hello Members,

Antivirus or anti-virus software is software used to prevent, detect and remove malware, such as: computer viruses, malicious BHOs, hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, malicious LSPs, dialers, fraudtools, adware and spyware. Computer security, including protection from social engineering techniques, is commonly offered in products and services of antivirus software companies. This page discusses the software used for the prevention and removal of malware threats, rather than computer security implemented by software methods.

Best Regards,
Tony Stevenson
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nila11
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 04:02 am
Norton-antivirus and awaist-antivirus mostly I am use our computer its two common software’s who use pc protect for any harm full factor some time some virus come in internet websites, USB’s and some data storage devices when you plugged in our pc, the virus atomically convert yours computer so if you install anti-virus in your computer am sure your pc will protect it.
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