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#9110 20-Aug-2006 20:07
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Hey Hey guys i have an NEC Versa laptop it seems everytime i get online my mcaffee anti virus blocks some sort of trogan or i get buffer overflow warning coming up on my laptop.

I can easily get 3-4 a night whilst connected to broadband, but not actually even have explorer or mozilla open or running - ie I am not actively online looking at any sites.

My missus computer which is also connected to the same broadband line, does not get any attacks/warnings at all, we both use same antivirus software.....  can my laptop already be infected with something that is making it more susceptable to trojans etc?

I regularly use Ad-aware and Spybot , and it usually finds 7 or so files with spyware, and again without even getting online at all, run both programs again, and still find more spyware after previously deleting them the day before

I am fed up with all the crap im going through and am going to re format my harddrive wat is the best way for me to do this ie do I use safe mode etc etc?
thanks alot

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  #44394 20-Aug-2006 20:44
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Backup all the stuff you need - eg my documents
run windows set up
format the partition when it prompts you where to install
let it install

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  #44396 20-Aug-2006 21:29
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sorry to sound stupid but after backing up were do i find windows setup and wat do i do when i find it???

 
 
 
 


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  #44399 20-Aug-2006 21:37
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stiff: sorry to sound stupid but after backing up were do i find windows setup and wat do i do when i find it???


Well if you have a legal copy of Micrsoft Windows, you should have a genuine CD and product key in your possession, thus containing said setup files.

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  #44400 20-Aug-2006 21:38
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Some computers only come with a lame restore parition, and no CD....







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  #44403 20-Aug-2006 21:47
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tonyhughes: Some computers only come with a lame restore parition, and no CD....


Yes... thats always bothered me.. If your drive dies your well, for lack of better word, screwed.

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  #45827 11-Sep-2006 14:22
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I am quite curious too although I have already asked and I cant be bothered to go back and find the topic.  Can you use the recovery disk? or does it work only when you have a problem with your system??




      

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  #47303 1-Oct-2006 21:22
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Hey if you have not formatted yet I'd suggest switching to Avast! antivirus, their home version is free.

I while ago I found a site that tested antivirus scanners on a PC with 15 viruses and Macaffee only got about half of them.  I was using AVG at the time and it found something like 10 or 12.  I switched to Avast! because it has found all 15 and it did find a trojan running on my PC plus 6 infeted files.

 
 
 
 


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  #47308 1-Oct-2006 23:02
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some manufaturer call their OEM setup discs as Recovery CDs, or Restore CDs. And some models require you to make your own recovery cds. But most will allow you to call and make request for actual media cds, some with extra charges though.




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  #47508 4-Oct-2006 12:38
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If you have the NEC Versa E2000 like me backup all of your files, as mentioned above and use the bootable recovery partiton and select the full install (Will erase all files and programs) And your trojan should be deleted. Or you could use AVG Free which is pretty good or NOD32 to erase the trojan.





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