I have just taken delivery of a new base unit that is somewhat better than the old machine I had which served me well, but was becoming a wee bit cumbersome.
This afternoon, whilst looking for some information on Ouactrl.ocx, I looked at a particular site which then proceeded to download a new programme, Virus Protect 3.9. This was immediately picked up AVG Pro, and was taken care of, I think! It removed a number of items that were likely to cause problems to the machine. But it left two Icons on the Desktop and one in the task bar adjacent to the Clock. I can't remove these icons. One is called Online Security and the other is Security Trouble Shooting. The one in the Task Bar keeps coming up with an alert warning that it has found buckets full of problems! i.e There active spyware ..... In fact there are no problems according to a full scan by AVG Pro and AdAware.
That being the case, how do I get rid of these offending Icons?
Thanks for that. It's sod's law, isn't it. New machine and first time a nasty gets loaded in to any machine I have had! I'll give those a try after dinner and see if they get rid of the offending icons and rubishe it has entered in to the machien. Cheers TonyV
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