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by walterwood / June 4, 2006 1:28 PM PDT

My wife picked up a nasty Spyware, Malware, virus or something on her new 1500 dollar laptop. It's running Windows XP and I can't even open up Windows Explorer to surf the net. I have to disable the internet connection just to stop the laptop from freezing up. By the way I have Norton 2006 (with anti-spyware) and have kept it updated regularly but it still missed the virus that I have. I know now I need to switch so are there any recommendations for what I can do?

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(NT) (NT) Can you get into safe mode
by tomron / June 4, 2006 1:55 PM PDT
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Safe Mode and more
by walterwood / June 4, 2006 4:37 PM PDT

Yeah, I can also access programs and install stuff if I disable the internet connection

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Run Norton from Safe Mode. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 4, 2006 9:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Safe Mode and more
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by Amos16 / June 4, 2006 11:56 PM PDT

Hi - I just decided, last week, to erase all my Norton content which I have had for many years and regularly paid for the updates. It got me into more trouble than it was worth. I have switched to AVG which is just as thorough and is freeware. I do not mean to recommend it as yet - although others have done so - but would consider it as an option. Good luck - Amos.

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by Cenrak / June 5, 2006 9:14 PM PDT

Yea I did the same with Norton , but my computer runs much better with AVG ,,, you can also download free from lavasoft a better adware program ,,, sorry I'm not much of a computer person , but I can tell you Norton content is a waste .. sorry

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i would also recommed
by ask4anu / June 5, 2006 9:43 PM PDT

that you run a good registry cleaning program such as WINDOWS REGISTRY REPAIR PRO amd make sure you FLUSH your CACHE(pronounced cash) in internet explorer tools delete all temp files clear history go to content clear ssl caches and fourms and passwords its in second box at bottom page or frist one cant remember at moment or try downloading the new IE7beta and installing it do a search for HackersCallMeLEET at the fourms to learn more about security and where to go to learn more about microsoft products and how to secure them cause that spyware or virus or trojan could have been put there buy a remote user if it still acts up after that you will need to consult the manufacture as to what to do about reinstalling the os as each notebook vender has there own policys about instaling OSes on there product for security reasons as part of a theft prevention and if you aquired this notebook second hand it could be stolen so be WARNED but if you baught from a company CALL THEM they will instruct you on what to do and you will be back in bussiness in no time

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me too...........................?
by dennisadelman / June 5, 2006 11:18 PM PDT

dont missus caught a virus as well one day................Qick trip to the clinic and she was fine..
As for the computer......Well...just remember,toooo much advice will only make it worse if your ought like me..
im on 44 replys up there SO FAR and im ready to go and play the bloody playstation...


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by ask4anu / June 5, 2006 11:38 PM PDT

i once to had that attitude bro it is a real freaking nightmare when you stand back a take a good long look at the pc world and the boundries you have to overcome and just for you wallace sometimes i have things i cant explain happen to me tooo and guess what i do
PLAYSTATION AWAY i think i will have some SCOTCH OR WHAT EVER I CAN CONSUME 1968 year of SOME MAJOR PARTYING GOING ON THEN everybody in america was smoking POT how we have all made it this far is unknown
but u need to under stand i have done a lot of book cramming and brain jamming and a good place to start is ALWAYS ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS and please do not surf free porn there are so many traps and nasties waiting to TEAR your PC to shreds it would make your wallet holler RAPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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by dennisadelman / June 5, 2006 11:54 PM PDT
In reply to: U MAKE LAUGH :)

No for me pal..............IF i want to see any o that nonsense i just stick the discovery channel on...
Besides......with my missus and 5 (4 girls)kids always doing "flybys"to see just what im up to ....Naaa,...MORE than my lifes worth....
It`s not me people DONT mess`s HER......(me included)
Im just wanting to get a reasonable bit of USEFULL knowlage on the things to BE in a position to help or direct the kids if and when needed(constantly)

They want to put pacman ON but they cant cause daddy`s messed up the DLL`s and got them muddled up with his CPU`S & his bios and his cmos etc etc etc....haha

Right were was we.......move back to scotland and get an atari you reckon eh..???? im on it!

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by the way...........
by dennisadelman / June 6, 2006 12:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Moi.....????

IF all that you were saying about baddies hacking in is so easy for somebody in the know......
...then hows about you hack in to this and fix the ****** for me.....i`ll even stick some dirty pics o the missus on if thats what it takes......I TRUST YE

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