strange wireless card issue

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  1. Los

    Los Active Member

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    My Xps 420 runs off a wireless card because its downstairs (little usb belkin pos). Anyway, whenever I plug it in, I get this error message about shutting down in one minute. However, when I take the card out, I can start the computer and play solitaire for hours. I looked it up on the Vista forums and what they claimed it would be (some brazilian hot wax thing) was not to be as I never downloaded the file. AVG and spybot all come up negative. Help?
     
  2. PcH

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    Did you look up the drivers for it?
     
  3. Los

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    yep. the original linksys card i had updated drivers and everything. then one day, BAM!
     
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    Since you're using a Belkin one now, get rid of all your linksys stuff...
     
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    Are you using the Belkin wireless software, or the built-in Windows wireless utility?
     
  6. Los

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    installed the belkin wireless software.
     
  7. Los

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    just removed the old linksys drivers and still have the problem.
     
  8. kimsland

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    Spyot S&D, is not one of the best programs anymore (since a few years now) to detect malware.
    Generally it is not even suggested on any malware removal guide, except when the user is clean and wants to have some free minimal protection (usually quoted alongside better others).
    My recommendation is to uninstall.

    AVG Free (and sadly paid version too) is not a good antivirus software. Whenever a user states they have AVG I always recommend an online scan to be done. But this is only because malware removal specialists should normally not tell users to uninstall paid antivirus programs, since they paid for it.
    BUT, the truth of the matter is I'd uninstall it straight away.
    My recommendation is to uninstall. THEN run the > AVG Remover Tool (this is a must do)

    After restart, download and update > Free Avira Antivirus, then run a full scan. Removing all found malwares (That happens every single time I've done this)
    The download and update > Free Malwareytes, then run a Quick scan. Removing all found malwares at the end of the scan.

    After restart, try your wireless card again
    My feeling > It will work :)
     

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