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When Ipit on my password,get a dark blue glowingscreen. Toshiba satellite s870 64bit got into safe mode but it disables the network connection,so cannot Scan

When Ipit on my password,get a dark blue glowingscreen. Toshiba satellite s870 64bit got into safe mode but it disables the network connection,so cannot Scan

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Run most or all of the listed scanners. And every once in a while, scan again.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.


Get a good virus scanner and keep it updated. You can start here;

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/getting-started-with-security-essentials

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Muhammad_Faizan 8 solutions 86 answers

NEED MORE DETAIL! Can you send the picture of your blue screen. and other detail you can find

NEED MORE DETAIL! Can you send the picture of your blue screen. and other detail you can find

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I will try.not sure if I can get the picture to my phone to here! And what other detail do you want/need? I did mange to get into safe mode earlier today,'re downloaded Firefox,deleted programs,but the blonkiland is still on my browser,and now the computer had a problem and needed a restart,since then cannot get past the blue screen at login,does not go to desktop.and it has disabled my network connection. I have plugged I. A Ethernet cable but still not able to get a connection tion so do not know what to do now.?

I will try.not sure if I can get the picture to my phone to here! And what other detail do you want/need? I did mange to get into safe mode earlier today,'re downloaded Firefox,deleted programs,but the blonkiland is still on my browser,and now the computer had a problem and needed a restart,since then cannot get past the blue screen at login,does not go to desktop.and it has disabled my network connection. I have plugged I. A Ethernet cable but still not able to get a connection tion so do not know what to do now.?

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I am replying to you from my android. This forum does not seem to hav e button to attach photo's from this mobile version? How can I get you the picture?

I am replying to you from my android. This forum does not seem to hav e button to attach photo's from this mobile version? How can I get you the picture?
FredMcD
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What is your computer system and Firefox?

Start your Computer in safe mode with networking. Then start Firefox.

Starting The Computer In Safe Mode;
Free Online Encyclopedia


Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

What is your computer system and Firefox? Start your '''Computer''' in safe mode with networking. Then start Firefox. '''[http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting The Computer In Safe Mode;<br>Free Online Encyclopedia]''' ---------------------- Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article.

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not sure of your question. but my comuter will go into safe mode but from there will still not get past the win8 login screen. when I enter my password, that is when the screen goes into the dark blue color. when I woke the computer up from hibernation this morning it seemed OK again, so i immediately re downloaded firefox(deleted it last night) there is something called blinkiland as the search engine.

     I uninstalled whatever i could find but called blinki land , it is still there. I tried to do a restore point , which is when the computer went to the other blue. like the login screen and said it must restart and i have notbeen in since but one time today I actually got into safe mode to my destop in black but it would no connect to the internet son could not fix anything or do diagnostics"? not sure what that mean when you ask me to start in safe mode 'with networking? thanks for reading this!
not sure of your question. but my comuter will go into safe mode but from there will still not get past the win8 login screen. when I enter my password, that is when the screen goes into the dark blue color. when I woke the computer up from hibernation this morning it seemed OK again, so i immediately re downloaded firefox(deleted it last night) there is something called blinkiland as the search engine. I uninstalled whatever i could find but called blinki land , it is still there. I tried to do a restore point , which is when the computer went to the other blue. like the login screen and said it must restart and i have notbeen in since but one time today I actually got into safe mode to my destop in black but it would no connect to the internet son could not fix anything or do diagnostics"? not sure what that mean when you ask me to start in safe mode 'with networking? thanks for reading this!
FredMcD
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When a computer is started in Safe Mode, only select programs are allowed to run, most are from the manufacture. Others, including bad programs, are not loaded. So if your issue is gone, then a program is to blame.

There are several types of Safe Mode. The first only runs the bare essentials. The second is with networking, allowing you access to the web.


Some virus programs corrupt computers to the point that they can't be started. If this is happening to you, you will need the help of a tech. If you have a system restore disk, you can use that.

When a computer is started in Safe Mode, only select programs are allowed to run, most are from the manufacture. Others, including bad programs, are not loaded. So if your issue is gone, then a program is to blame. There are several types of Safe Mode. The first only runs the bare essentials. The second is with networking, allowing you access to the web. ----------------- Some virus programs corrupt computers to the point that they can't be started. If this is happening to you, you will need the help of a tech. If you have a system restore disk, you can use that.

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tcseacliff said

When Ipit on my password,get a dark blue glowingscreen. Toshiba satellite s870 64bit got into safe mode but it disables the network connection,so cannot Scan
noconnectivity!

I think I need a tech in that case. it cannot get past the login.and in safe mode there is no connectivity! thanks!

''tcseacliff [[#question-1045927|said]]'' <blockquote> When Ipit on my password,get a dark blue glowingscreen. Toshiba satellite s870 64bit got into safe mode but it disables the network connection,so cannot Scan </blockquote> noconnectivity! I think I need a tech in that case. it cannot get past the login.and in safe mode there is no connectivity! thanks!

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need a tech guy in that case!

need a tech guy in that case!

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UPDATE on my blue screen. I managed to get into the safe mode screen, then clicked the advanced tab, and did a partial reset. not the full reset to factory,but just deleted files. that did the trick, so it must have been a corrupt file or a downloaded item , so I am back and running, los t all my stuff like pictures and crap. one day will learn how to back stuff up! thanks everybody!

UPDATE on my blue screen. I managed to get into the safe mode screen, then clicked the advanced tab, and did a partial reset. not the full reset to factory,but just deleted files. that did the trick, so it must have been a corrupt file or a downloaded item , so I am back and running, los t all my stuff like pictures and crap. one day will learn how to back stuff up! thanks everybody!
FredMcD
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Run most or all of the listed scanners. And every once in a while, scan again.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.


Get a good virus scanner and keep it updated. You can start here;

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/getting-started-with-security-essentials

Run most or all of the listed scanners. And every once in a while, scan again. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. ----------------------- Get a good virus scanner and keep it updated. You can start here; http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/getting-started-with-security-essentials

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does security essentials work in win 8? it says win7 and vista?

does security essentials work in win 8? it says win7 and vista?
FredMcD
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This I do not know. I don't want to put one company over another, but;

This is a trial version that is fully functional. You will have 30 days. Then you can pay for the subscription, or remove it.

http://us.norton.com/downloads-trial-norton-360

This I do not know. I don't want to put one company over another, but; This is a trial version that is fully functional. You will have 30 days. Then you can pay for the subscription, or remove it. '''http://us.norton.com/downloads-trial-norton-360'''

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I am using Avast paid version now and the defender, one problem is , the action center keeps giving me an alert they are not running? when I click the turn on button the prompt pops up, asks if I trust the publishers , I say yes, i trust them turn on, they do not turn on? how do I fix that? I had Norton once , too annoying, they load you up with too much bloat ware, and only 30 days, the avst was having a great sale for $19.99 for the year! and how can i stop my desktop background pic from opening in the win 8 start menu it was opening as my dsktop all day!

I am using Avast paid version now and the defender, one problem is , the action center keeps giving me an alert they are not running? when I click the turn on button the prompt pops up, asks if I trust the publishers , I say yes, i trust them turn on, they do not turn on? how do I fix that? I had Norton once , too annoying, they load you up with too much bloat ware, and only 30 days, the avst was having a great sale for $19.99 for the year! and how can i stop my desktop background pic from opening in the win 8 start menu it was opening as my dsktop all day!

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FredMcD
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I do not know Avast. I will ask for others to help..

I do not know Avast. I will ask for others to help..
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

I hope you are making progress.

I am presuming you were posting from an Android phone but only because you had problems with the PC, and that this question relates to Desktop Firefox on a PC (including laptops).

tcseacliff said

does security essentials work in win 8? it says win7 and vista?

You do not need it or any other AV

  • What did you scan with ?
    and what were the results ?
  • Are you still having issues with Firefox ?
    • Or do the problems only now relate to use of your new Windows 8 system and setting that up ?
      And installing software.
    • If you have problems specific to Firefox what are they ?
      Do you still have problems with the search engine and Blinkland ?
I hope you are making progress. I am presuming you were posting from an Android phone but only because you had problems with the PC, and that this question relates to Desktop Firefox on a PC (including laptops). ''tcseacliff [[#answer-689546|said]]'' <blockquote> does security essentials work in win 8? it says win7 and vista? </blockquote> You do not need it or any other AV * http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/pc-security/windows8.aspx <blockquote>Antivirus protection now included for your PC <br /> In Windows 8, Windows Defender replaces Microsoft Security Essentials. Windows Defender runs in the background and notifies you when you need to take specific action. </blockquote> *What did you scan with ? <br />and what were the results ? *Are you still having issues with Firefox ? **Or do the problems only now relate to use of your new Windows 8 system and setting that up ? <br /> And installing software. ** If you have problems specific to Firefox what are they ? <br />Do you still have problems with the search engine and Blinkland ?

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my computer seems to be ok now. I had managed to get to the safe mode advanced page and did a partial reset. that seemed to have gotten rid of my issue. lost my files one day will have to learn how to back up files before i do that! I believe I downloaded that blinkiland search engine from a a Firefox install. I now have Avast anti virus. they had a good deal on the premium for a year. did not know about defender,since it was in the background. hope this is the end of this mess. this is a similar problem with my old win 7 computer.but that was much worse!

my computer seems to be ok now. I had managed to get to the safe mode advanced page and did a partial reset. that seemed to have gotten rid of my issue. lost my files one day will have to learn how to back up files before i do that! I believe I downloaded that blinkiland search engine from a a Firefox install. I now have Avast anti virus. they had a good deal on the premium for a year. did not know about defender,since it was in the background. hope this is the end of this mess. this is a similar problem with my old win 7 computer.but that was much worse!
FredMcD
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I would recommend an external hard drive about twice the size of your current drive. Or you can get a larger one. This way, files / clips and other things you don't use much can still be available without taking up space.

Some computers can create a boot disk for such emergencies.


These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

I would recommend an external hard drive about twice the size of your current drive. Or you can get a larger one. This way, files / clips and other things you don't use much can still be available without taking up space. Some computers can create a boot disk for such emergencies. ---------------- These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/ FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)]''' {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose. '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/ OPIE]''' {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

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I never think about such things until something goes bad! i do like the idea of a second external one, does make sense. are they hard to set up? do they stay always plugged in? never used one, sounds good!

I never think about such things until something goes bad! i do like the idea of a second external one, does make sense. are they hard to set up? do they stay always plugged in? never used one, sounds good!
FredMcD
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Most are plug and play. I would recommend an uninterrupted power source in case of blackouts. They don't cost too much so look around.

Most are plug and play. I would recommend an uninterrupted power source in case of blackouts. They don't cost too much so look around.

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got a quick question for you, downloaded that FEBE program ,seems great idea, running a scan.at 3pm was @ 7.6. it is now 6pm , has not budget from 7.6%. should I touch it? that seems like a stopped program to me ?not sure how to proceed with the back up?

got a quick question for you, downloaded that FEBE program ,seems great idea, running a scan.at 3pm was @ 7.6. it is now 6pm , has not budget from 7.6%. should I touch it? that seems like a stopped program to me ?not sure how to proceed with the back up?