Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie
So... advice? Opinions?
When he next says "I don't know about computers" you could always counter with "yes you do. You know how to break them and now is the time to really
learn how not to".
At least force him away from IE onto a browser that has noscript support. Really drum into him about his browsing habits and if a porn/poker/whatever site has an .exe extension download - no matter what, do not click on the downloaded file, or if a site tells him he needs to download a viewer to watch something, then DO NOT do it - because you won't get to watch what you want anyway. Make him paranoid if need be.
For legit downloads, perhaps make him sit there and watch exactly what to do - untick check boxes, don't click,click click etc.
If that fails throw your hands up in the air and say "wow, this has got me stumped. Let's take it to the shop" and let him become scared at cost like has been suggested.
But the best suggestion so far has been to simply clone his fresh drive. It honestly sounds like education may not be applicable here.