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November 22nd, 2005

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02:04 am - Confessions From A Crappy Computer
You know what would be a real bastard? A virus that worked by disabling virus scanners.

In other news: The virus scan thing has been running for 38 minutes, and still isn't finished.

ETA: And, finished at 40.36 minutes. 1 virus, 1 trojan and 7 spyware programs removed.

Damn, I hope it works better now. *goes to add scanner site to favourite links*

ETA (2.26): Okay, computer rebooted okay, which is a good sign. Then again, I thought it was working properly a few weeks back. And look what's happened now. Still as bloody slow as ever, though.

However... the file still will not work. Even when I save it to disc. *cries*

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Date:November 21st, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
I suggest getting someone who knows what they are doing to help you. If that fails, format.
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Date:November 21st, 2005 07:51 am (UTC)
Any suggestions where I might find such a person?
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Date:November 21st, 2005 10:07 am (UTC)
Is it possible that the file that won't work is actually an infecting file?

Your other choice...and I've done this too-back up anything crucial to hard disk then clear EVERYTHING and reload the original factory disks. This does work but is a bummer to lose your favorites, addresses, IM stuff-everything. V.time consuming but it works.
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Date:November 21st, 2005 10:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, but the file works on other people's computers, with no trouble at all.

And I'd do that, except all the original discs are back home - correction, at my parents home. And that's 4 and a half hours away,
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Date:November 21st, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)
Sorry, bummer all the way around.

At least you got rid of those other nasty trojans/viruses etc. Did you say one of the things it found was in a boot file? If so, then even if the virus has been deleted the damage has been done to the boot files.

Have your mom express mail you the original disks?
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Date:November 21st, 2005 11:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, but the thing is I don't know where they are precisely. I know they are all in a black bag, but I don't know where it is, beyond in my old room - and that is never easy to navigate. *sighs*
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Date:November 21st, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
Been there, done that. Stupid virus made norton think it hadn't been activated, and if you clicked "activate" it froze the computer. But uninstalling and loading from CD worked a bit better.
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Date:November 21st, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, because the unemployed person who has only just found a place to live has money for a new computer.

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