November 22nd, 2005
|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*
I suggest getting someone who knows what they are doing to help you. If that fails, format.
Any suggestions where I might find such a person?
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.
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,
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?
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*
|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.
Yes, because the unemployed person who has only just found a place to live has money for a new computer.