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Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 76
Views: 46,012
Posted By killjoy
What's he going to do when he gets the virus off?...

What's he going to do when he gets the virus off? Go through life without a hosts file? Who needs windows update anyways right? He's too far gone. What are you going to do, analyze all his...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 76
Views: 46,012
Posted By killjoy
Yes. And you end up with a system that you KNOW...

Yes. And you end up with a system that you KNOW is clean. Those Russian programmers are geniuses and there's no telling if you've succeeded or not.
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 76
Views: 46,012
Posted By killjoy
If you attempt to fix this yourself, keep in mind...

If you attempt to fix this yourself, keep in mind you're probably going to have to fix windows update, several snap-ins, your hosts file is probably locked out, and so forth.
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 76
Views: 46,012
Posted By killjoy
That's about what I charge. The reason it's so...

That's about what I charge. The reason it's so expensive is that your system settings are probably hosed. Trust me, if your settings are that gone, it's better to reinstall.
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 76
Views: 46,012
Posted By killjoy
Most of those rogue viruses won't let you do that...

Most of those rogue viruses won't let you do that Golden. Especially if he can't even right-click.
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 76
Views: 46,012
Posted By killjoy
That's why I said to install malwarebytes with a...

That's why I said to install malwarebytes with a usb key. And don't forget, you have to kill the virus service before it loads or it won't allow you to install malwarebytes.

If you don't know...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 76
Views: 46,012
Posted By killjoy
It's probably wise to back up your hard drive...

It's probably wise to back up your hard drive before diving into all of this. It may take you a couple tries to get it right.
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 76
Views: 46,012
Posted By killjoy
Or better yet, if you've had your installation...

Or better yet, if you've had your installation for awhile, it's probably time for a reinstall anyway. Boot a Linux CD, copy just your data, and reinstall.

If you have some software without a key,...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 76
Views: 46,012
Posted By killjoy
What I do is start it, press the power button for...

What I do is start it, press the power button for a hard shut-down and repeat till I get "your windows didn't shut down properly. press f8 for advanced start options".

When you see that screen,...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 85
Views: 4,750
Posted By killjoy
Sorry, by bloating I mean unusually high memory...

Sorry, by bloating I mean unusually high memory usage. And I have by no means tested that assumption. I just recall installing a newer version a couple months ago and was disappointed that it asked...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 85
Views: 4,750
Posted By killjoy
For a couple years, Malwarebytes was the only...

For a couple years, Malwarebytes was the only software that would detect and remove certain kinds of malware, like rogue spywares that were coming out of Russia. I recall for one summer, I think I...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 85
Views: 4,750
Posted By killjoy
I'll tell you another reason I like Comodo. They...

I'll tell you another reason I like Comodo. They are by far THE experts on firewalls, and it seems to me that the best way to keep your system clean is to not allow the bad guys in in the first...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 85
Views: 4,750
Posted By killjoy
I like HP's but I hate their software. For...

I like HP's but I hate their software. For instance, their printer software is almost as large as Microsoft Office! Good lord! What are they doing with all that code!

Concerning Comodo...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 85
Views: 4,750
Posted By killjoy
I do that. I have a rich person's price and a...

I do that. I have a rich person's price and a poor person's price. And if they're really old, I don't charge them anything because they have no idea what I'm talking about and they ask endless...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 85
Views: 4,750
Posted By killjoy
By the way, I like Comodo. I'm trying to think...

By the way, I like Comodo. I'm trying to think of a way to uninstall Norton's firewall and use Comodo's. I also like the company and the way they do business. Good choice.
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 85
Views: 4,750
Posted By killjoy
Performance may vary. LOL, you speak in...

Performance may vary. LOL, you speak in absolutes.

I've had computer customers pay me to take all the crap off that comes with a new HP because they couldn't figure it out themselves. And I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,823
Posted By killjoy
Right, and I would do a system restore before I'd...

Right, and I would do a system restore before I'd reinstall.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,823
Posted By killjoy
I think the only thing you have to do is make...

I think the only thing you have to do is make sure your defrag program knows your drive is solid state. I've not heard of monkeying with the page file and cache.
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 85
Views: 4,750
Posted By killjoy
You probably get a free antivirus from your...

You probably get a free antivirus from your internet provider. Mine is Comcast and they give away Norton 360 latest version for free.
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By killjoy
His bios and mine won't let you clear the...

His bios and mine won't let you clear the password. It's a curious bug.
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By killjoy
True, but for me it allowed me to clear it.

True, but for me it allowed me to clear it.
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By killjoy
Not necessary. Usually these updates fix hardware...

Not necessary. Usually these updates fix hardware compatibility issues as new equipment arrives on the market or to fix bugs, password resetting being one of them. If you don't feel comfortable...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,833
Posted By killjoy
If it's still not fixed, look at your error logs....

If it's still not fixed, look at your error logs. dll32.exe sounds like a service is crashing and it's not telling you which one. But some of the other errors might just reveal your wayward service...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 76
Views: 46,012
Posted By killjoy
I've found that a system restore does a better...

I've found that a system restore does a better job than anything. Those rogue spyware programs are fairly easy to remove when they're new, but if you don't get the thing off quick, it slowly eats...
Forum: System Security 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By killjoy
I just remembered what I did

I flashed the bios. That was it. I went to Lenovo's site and downloaded a BIOS update. My thinkpad did the same thing. You can add, but you can't take it off!
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