Safely Installing Picasa

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I had Picasa on an XP computer. On new computer we use MS 7-Pro. In transferring XP personal stuff, I am told it doesn’t transfer programs; you have to install or
download in the new system. Correct?

Everytime I try to down load Picasa, to manage my pictures, Malware finds problems and has quarantined the problems, but my husband doesn’t feel it is safe to use. I don’t know what I can do to have more control over managing my pictures.

Does this mean the program itself is infected or is the problem something that can be isolated so I can still use it. HELP!

Ruth in MN

Dear Ruth,

You are correct that you can’t transfer your programs from one computer to the next, but you can install programs like Picasa on the new computer.

I can only guess that your malware program is flagging Picasa because you are trying to download it from a site that has packaged some advertising software in with Picasa.

Instead, you want to make sure you are downloading it from This is the official site for Picasa.

If you are still having problems, you might want to bring your computer in to my shop so I can install the programs for you without any malware sneaking into your system.



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