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Easy Fix: Microsoft Security Essentials won’t update: Error 0x80248014

0x80248014 Error Microsoft Security Essentials error 0x80248014 got you down? We’ve been there! We found an easy fix that should work great for you. Follow below for the simple fix. I recently had a customer who got one of those “your hard drive is about to die” viruses. I removed the virus, fixed windows update …

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My technique for removing malware on PC’s that won’t boot

I’ve seen a few Windows machines that would not boot because of a rootkit and virus. Here is my quick way of knocking them out before I even get the system booted. 1) Boot up with Trinity Rescue Kit (Linux rescue disk) and select the menu option to mount all drives.2) Go to a command …

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"a program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting for internet explorer"

I ran into this error after upgrading someones PC from IE7 to IE8. It took me a while to find the right fix so I thought I’d share it. XPNavigate in windows explorer to c:\Right click on “Documents and Settings” and go to PropertiesIf “Read-Only” is checked or even grayed in under “Attributes” then uncheck …

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