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Honor Student
Posts: 4
Member Since: ‎10-10-2011
Message 1 of 7 (564 Views)

Security Settings

Hi all

 

I've had my HP Notebook for a few months now running on MS Home Starter with Kaspersky.  Everything was going smoothly, got my dongle, etc.... and then I decided to download Picasa which is a free photo editing application.  It kept telling me my security settings would not let me, so I turned everything off i could think off, but it still wouldn't let me..... Am I missing something?  is there maybe a hidden setting that I can't find?  I also get these pop ups at the bottom of the screen when I'm browsing asking me if i want to open or save files and which I don't seem to be able to remove.....HELP!  I wouldn't call myself an expert but I think i've been using computers long enough to work out these settings..... or maybe not....  I need to download an upgrade to MS software so any suggestions gratefully received...

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Grad Student
Posts: 150
Member Since: ‎09-20-2011
Message 2 of 7 (523 Views)

Re: Security Settings

Hi,

 

Can you specify which security options did you turn off?

 

Can you attach a screenshot of the pop ups that you see at the bottom of the screen?

These pop ups could be a more serious problem than picasa not working.

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Honor Student
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Re: Security Settings

hi - thanks for your reply -  will try a download and grab some screenshots.  I definitely turned off the firewall, but will have another look at the Kaspersky panel and let you know. thanks again.

Honor Student
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Message 4 of 7 (467 Views)

Re: Security Settings

These are two of the messages i'm getting - all suggestions welcome.

 

 

error screen 1.jpgerror screen 2.jpg

Grad Student
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Message 5 of 7 (412 Views)

Re: Security Settings

Hi Sylvana,

 

Even if you try to cancel those 2 files, they will re appear later?

Can you copy the address details in the first screenshot. I can't make it out from screenshot

 

Some suggestions

- Try to clear the browsing history

- Check that your homepage setting hasn't been set to some weird address.

 

 

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Grad Student
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Re: Security Settings

Hi sylvana,

 

It would be great if you could attach a clear image of your first screenshot. I can't make out the details on the address bar and the popup at the bottom at the screen.

 

thanks

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Honor Student
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Message 7 of 7 (356 Views)

Re: Security Settings

hi - i've actually managed to sort out the downloading problem (no idea what i did but i just managed to download Snagit), so my problem is the constant prompting for addons, etc such as this....  I restored the system back a couple of months and this seems to have sorted the downloading, Just need to remember which setting the addon/download manager is on.  many thanks for your help!

 

 

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