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Posted on 01/15/2012 9:27:55 AM PST by jim macomber
Brand new computer.
Just in case virus...ping
There's left-click, right-click, and zen-click.
Not true.You can download microsoft’s anti-virus software free of charge for the new windows 7 .I know I have done it for my wife,I installed it her her new notebook PC and she has had no problems so far.
Image Back up!
After you get your system cleansed, and BEFORE the next infection or problem, create a back-up system image.
On my XP laptop and desktop, I frequently made a system image backup [standalone program called CloneGenius] when things were running nicely. Later, when I had problems, I just restored the last best image.
NOTE: I keep most of my data on a separate partion/drive, so the data is not usually impacted when I have to do an image restoration. I also partition my OS to a smaller size, so the backup image will be comparatively small.
On my new Samsung laptop and Acer/Gateway desktop both came with their own imaging backup software. I have periodically made new image backups as I install software, etc. Already, on the laptop, I had to use the image to restore to an earlier state.
Image Back ups save hours of aggravation — they retain your software installations and configurations.
I had the same kind of virus a few weeks ago on my computer that runs Windows Vista. My brother removed it with a virus removal tool that he downloaded from his computer onto a flash drive, and then ran it on my computer. The virus basically just froze everything up. For some reason, I was still able to do a Google search, but it wouldn’t let me click on to any of the links. My brother has all Macs in his house now. Everyone says that Macs don’t get viruses.
One of the ways to get rid of it is to boot your system in safe mode with networking and then find (online) one of a number of phony registration keys to trick the program into "registering" itself (after which it will "pretend" to scan your computer for viruses). At that point, it will stop hijacking your browser and you can load normally and get rid of the SOB; first by running a registry patch (available in several places) and then by downloading and running the MBAW program.
I'd like to take people who create **** like this and force them to listen to Meghan McCain's voice at full volume while tied up, covered with honey and set upon by fire ants.
because mac’s are evil, and so are some of their users.
The rstrui.exe command allows you to select a date to use. It should not affect any docs you have. It’s not a wipe the drive kind of situation. If you have a restore date on it that is before the virus infection, it should work fine. Just be sure to run Malwarebytes or other good tool after rebooting to rid the machine of whatever you downloaded to get the infection.
If it's Meghan who is tied up, I believe I can tolerate her voice for a while.
Meghan McCain’s mouth is why God made duct tape.
There aren’t “few macs” and I play goes all of the time on mine.Since MacOS10.7 and clear back to OS10 all run windows too why would you think they couldn’t run any game?
There aren’t “few macs” and I play games all of the time on mine.Since MacOS10.7 and clear back to OS10 all run windows too why would you think they couldn’t run any game?
FYI incase you didn’t know new mac’s come with bootcamp already there so all you need now is to install windows or do it the easy way and order it already installed for an extra $100.
No you would be wrong there.The much touted viruses do no damage at all and really take a lot of effort on the users part to get it.Then it does little to no damage mostly just annoying until you get rid of it.
They are just trying to get you to see the light and go for a life that doesn’t include having to worry every time you are online scanning for viruses and spyware.You have a lot of lost time waiting on all of that to run....
... and smiling.
I’d like to see your mac run my modded Skyrim.
Sounds like this info [Remove Antivir Solution Pro (Uninstall Guide)]might help you:
Very specific instructions on removal and checking that removal was successful.
Malwarebytes was a good start!