if you feel running linux makes you l33t , great have at I'm sure you will get a good ratio at the next 2600 meeting.
2014pAmerica/Chicago2807ppm by opethPA because: (no reason given)
Not at all, I already past that era
It's just pity on people who send me their computers to "make it run faster", its just my rant.
What exactly is a fake computer user? And your link on my end appears to not work right unless that's part of their gimmick, I didn't look any farther
then the page that it is directed to.
Thats the difference, deleting a bit the link will get you to the correct page. "Fake" user dont even bother to do that, real ones even can bring back
the page even if the website is already dead. Yeah, its my bad posting the wrong the URL, yet correct website.
Various options available, like somebody here trying to do but unanswered - Do reinstall is an option ? If not try these:
As suggested by others, get Zone Alarm, install and update.
The get Adaware from lavasoft, install and update.
Scan with adaware and remove the malwares found, do it about 2 - 3 times.
Run CCleaner to remove obselete registries entries
If all cleared, zone alarm working and you are satisfied then you can go online.
Start your common apps, and see if they require access, not all program that want access should be allowed, be strict about it,
Result:Normal PC usage, but now have a bit of TSA checkpoint
Other way - clean reinstall
Get DeepFreeze, ZoneAlarm and License keys
Backup your data to different hard disk.
Partition hard disk to 2 partition, 1 - OS 2nd for data.
Reinstall OS (factory default helps a lot here)
Install Zone Alarm
Reinstall applications and do first run, zone alarm will bug you, be strict what can access the network.
If all working fine, install DeepFreeze, make sure OS partition is frozen, data partition thawed, maybe using DeepFreeze Igloo
If all working fine, you will get almost impenetrable vista, almost.
Result:who cares about virus if your OS reset everytime it reboot!
The 2nd choice is pretty much like running linux on ram - nothing kept, its volatile, except partition you specify as thawed. The bad side is - you
have to make it thawed everytime you do update, drive C: is pretty much CDROM like.
3rd Option - Clean reinstall (routine version)
Backup data and license keys, can use the online storage if you want
Do factory reset
Reinstall application of course
Download or paste back the data, or just access the data on external hard disk (better).
Repeat whenever need (6 month ?),
Result:who cares about virus if you factory reset every month
These are some of common tactic that can be used, not the best, but, at least you know some more stuff about your PC while doing it.
I used the 2nd choice, I know theres a lot of virus on my data and I have no firewall or antivirus, but
"I dont care, they are dormant, infect all they want, it will be gone next reboot"
edit on 26-2-2014 by NullVoid because: (no reason