I am in the process of checking for updates but have to leave for an hour. I will restart my computer and try to download and see what happens.
I have a Gateway GM4019E
AMD Athlon (tm) 64 Processor
With Microsoft Windows XP, Media Center Edition, Version 2002 Service Pack 2.
My Internet provider is Embarq.
Hope this helps.
It is still Checking for the latest updates for my computer...
How much longer will this take so I can restart and see if it works.
I tried to download Windows Defender but it only downloads 99% (original problem) so I can't open or run it. Can you send it to me another way?
I have a meeting and have to leave my house in about 25 minutes.
I did what you suggested above and IE was changed to MSN and I couldn't get it to download to 100%;
I have to leave for a meeting but will check my email when I return.
I believe Embarq Security, Norton Security Scan and Spybot -Search and Destroy.
I was able to download Service Pack 5 which was on my desktop waiting to be downloaded.
I will try to download Windows Defender again.I have about an hour before I have to get ready for a doctor's appointment.
I had Embarq as my home page but it changed to MSN after I followed your instructions.
I just got your last message and will follow your instructions either later tonite or tomorrow and let you know what happens.
Thanks so much for your help, and when I pay I will leave you a bonus.