Certain applications not running

  shazadkashmir 09:13 12 Sep 2008

Hi all

Hope you can help
Im having quite a few problems with my pc, as certain applications are randomly not working. Ive rung anti virus and it hassnt picked anything up. The programs in question are Adobe Reader 8, it dont open even though Ive got it instaalled. I have also bought a few games which dont work:
the first one says on the error message that Device is not found

the second one encounters and exceptiong in the protection system.

I just dont know whats happening!!! For some reason also, certain pages on my internet are taking life to load (google search query, facebook etc)

Before I post these are the current specs:
AMD Sempron 2800 1.6GHZ

  djbenny 09:34 12 Sep 2008

what anti virus and firewall are you running?

  crosstrainer 09:34 12 Sep 2008

Some things to try first, prior to a system restore. Download, update and run the free applications below:

click here


click here

Run full scans with both and post back.

With Ccleaner, use both the disc and registry scanners, but make sure you backup as prompted.

  shazadkashmir 09:38 12 Sep 2008

im running windows firewall and mcafee anti virus which also acts as a spyware cleaner

  shazadkashmir 09:44 12 Sep 2008

do you think its spyware thats making my pc not work

  crosstrainer 10:06 12 Sep 2008

Quite likely, run the apps. posted above to find out.

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