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Recognize when enough is enough

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by helpmerick, Nov 3, 2007.

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    After almost 13 years of battling security problems on Windows machines, I'm finally seeing the light of day and recommending Mac's and Linux for many computer users.

    However, I've also learned that when it comes to spyware/adware, if it takes more than an hour to troubleshoot and solve, you will be WAY AHEAD of the game to:

    1. Backup your data
    2. Reformat the system
    3. Install GOOD security software BEFORE connecting to the Internet (I like AVG, SpyBot Search & Destroy, Super Anti-spyware, and the best tool against Spyware: Mozilla Firefox)
    4. Keep your security software updated as well as Windows patches

    Battling spyware can be a long and frustrating experience, and with extreme infections, you will NEVER get the system back to normal without doing the above steps. So, know when to say when and save yourself some grief and get back to a usable computer quicker.
     
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