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Unbuntu or a reputable security company

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by moochtastic, Jul 15, 2007.

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  1. moochtastic

    moochtastic Thread Starter

    Jul 15, 2007
    I am after some advice about what to do next, (please see this problem for more details of what I have done so far: http://forums.techguy.org/security/596160-virus-backdoor-problem.html)
    I am trying to establish what my next move should be. I have been told that installing unbuntu over windows would help me to not get infected with any more viruses (It has happened a few times in the past but never this bad). And I was wondering
    1. If its true that unbuntu stops you getting viruses
    2. If its possible to instal unbuntu without deleting my files from inside my harddrive
    If Unbuntu isnt able to do what I want I was thinking about trying to find a company that might be able to help me get rid of my virus and for me to stay with XP and keep my files, I have spoken to PC World, (http://www.pcworld.co.uk) and they have said that they would need to delete my harddrive and that I would have to spend quite a bit of money to have the virus removed and then more money to buy another harddrive for my files, and then even more money to have my files moved to the new harddrive and have it installed (Plus I ma not sure I have enough room for another harddrive). When I got my ports scanned I went to see this page (http://www.ictsc.com/portscanner.htm)
    and it told me that there may be a problem even though my antivirus didnt spot one, so I was wondering whether that company (http://www.ictsc.com) were any good, or if their portscanner was a scam to get you to call them and pay for services. So what I would like to know is:
    I value the files on my computer quite highly but I have gotten lazy and havent been backing them up to floppy disk like I should be, and now I dont think that I have enough floppy disks to back everything up, so I'd be willing to pay to have stuff fixed, just not the £200+ that I have been quoted so far.

    Any help from you computer experts would be helpful, thanks in advance. Oh and many thanks to MFDnNC for his sterling assistance.
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