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How do I protect my PC while surfing the net?

Please tell what I can do to be safer while surfing the Internet. I barely escaped a virus I got while surfing with the latest version of Firefox on a completely updated and patched Windows XP machine. [more inside]
posted by 14580 on Jun 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Malware pretending to be User Account Control aieee

My computer (XP SP2) is infected with malware that pretends to be User Account Control. Help! [more inside]
posted by Praxis on Apr 14, 2010 - 32 answers

How can I remove a virus when I can't get online?

Help! I have a virus and I don't know how to fix it when I can't even surf the web! [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Feb 1, 2010 - 31 answers

Need help connecting to a wireless network with Windows XP Home Edition

I got a virus on my laptop, which was running Windows XP. To fix it, my boyfriend wiped everything on it and then reinstalled XP (home edition). Everything works fine now except that he can't get it connected to a wireless network. Any ideas for fixing this problem?
posted by spinto on Jan 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Weird file corruption problem with mp3 and wma files.

.mp3 and .wma (played with Media Player on Windows XP) files seem to have amalgamated into a file named 'USBC°ïæå.' of varying size. Any clue why and how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by sparklejess on Apr 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Windows XP repair/install woes.

My install of Windows XP got borked by a virus that necessitated the deletion of a number of .exe files needed by the operating system. I was kind of hoping to do this without re-formatting my C: drive, so I've been selecting the option to Repair the C:/Windows installation. It says that it successfully copies its setup files, and then restarts the computer. Upon restarting, it shows me a black screen with a mouse pointer but does not continue the install. [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Mar 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Digital Immunodeficiency Disorder?

My laptop's been infected by something that is interfering with all the usual solutions. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jan 25, 2009 - 30 answers

Best way to switch a virus-riddled Eee running XP to Ubuntu?

First-time Windows user. Brand new Asus Eee running Windows XP. Will installing Ubuntu get rid of these nasty viruses? [more inside]
posted by rebekah on Nov 23, 2008 - 17 answers

Copy and paste in XP: Why not?

Help us get rid of this Copy/Paste problem we're having in Windows XP Pro // SP2! [more inside]
posted by beaucoupkevin on Jun 5, 2006 - 11 answers

How do I tell what program inserted a registry entry?

PCFilter : Is there any way to tell what program inserted something into the registry?
I've been attacked by four seperate virii that sophos claims don't exist in the wild. One of them (netclnc.exe) keeps reappearing in my registry and the system32, and I want to know what's putting it there so I can kill it. Ideas?
posted by twine42 on Jul 18, 2004 - 14 answers

Windows XP questions

Windows XP firewall + Zone Alarm = problem?
I've just upgraded to Windows XP and I have three questions (so far...). [more inside]
posted by Termite on Jun 7, 2004 - 8 answers

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