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Help Me Keep My New PC Happy, Healthy and Safe From Harm

I've very recently (ie yesterday) got myself a brand new desktop PC! I would really like your advice on the best ways to keep it running at its best, protected from the nasty things that lurk on the internet (virii, malware, spyware etc) and set up to get the most out of our blossoming relationship... The machine runs on Windows 8. [more inside]
posted by Philby on Jun 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Best PC Support Utilities?

What are your list of the most essential PC support utilities? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Apr 28, 2013 - 11 answers

Antivirus protection without the Internet

We have some never-on-a-network PCs set up in a lab at work; all are running Windows Vista. We need a good way to keep up-to-date antivirus software on them without relying on an internet connection. [more inside]
posted by mimo on Jun 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Anti-Virus softare and Firewall

Firewall and Anti-Virus Software [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Feb 6, 2012 - 10 answers

A cure for passing on a virus

How to detect virus on my blog, put up by my Mac, and appearing on PC of my readers. [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Feb 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Well that shouldn't happen...

Help me fix an infected PC and prevent it from getting reinfected? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Nov 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

My PC is running slow. So I went to ProcessLibrary.com to check the programs running in task manager. I've also got Malwarebytes and AVG Anti-Virus running. But these programs aren't impenetrable. Consequently, I've learned there are many legitimate programs that have double identities. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jun 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Ach I'm an idiot

After 10 years of being blasé about downloading dodgy stuff from wherever I pleased, I've just messed up my computer in a single mouse click. It won't start up now, even in safe mode. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Apr 16, 2011 - 12 answers

How much PC security will I really need?

I'm about to receive a desktop computer (Windows 7 Pro) that I am going to use *solely* for playing an online game. Do I need any additional security or virus protection programs aside from what comes with Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by woot on Feb 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Is my website virussed?

I have a personal Wordpress website/blog ('www.timpollard.com') but the other day got an email from someone I know telling me that my site appeared to have a virus on it (a redirection to one of those appalling 'buy our virus killer' sites). I checked myself and couldn't see an issue but today, using a different PC if I typed the URL diredtly I could go there straight away but if I Google-searched 'timpollard' and then clicked in the 'timpollard.com link it displayed the message 'This site has been reported unsafe' as it was trying to access an entirely different site: 'antivirus-wizard-a1.c*m'. Help, what's happening - and how can I fix it, please?
posted by timpollard on Feb 3, 2010 - 17 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

How to "lock down" Windows on a home PC

I've been wondering if it is possible to apply the same solution to the never-ending problem of Windows corruption (and the resulting degraded performance) that data centers use. As I understand it, Windows is booted over the network, so what happens to the local hard drive does not matter. Is there a way of doing the same thing to a home PC? Can you make a hard drive "read-only" after putting a bootable Windows image on it, and then use a seperate hard drive for data storage? I really detest the solution that MS sponsors (virus protection/firewall software) because it is just another thing that you have to buy which supports it's business partners. Any other ideas?
posted by ackptui on Jul 16, 2009 - 7 answers

No video input detected on bootup.

Computer froze completely during a game, all subsequent downloads of various installer files were corrupt. BSODs galore. Now, when I turn on my computer, no video input is detected whatsoever. Next step? [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Jul 13, 2009 - 19 answers

Virus Scan Company That Accepts Submissions?

Do any of the major virus-scan software sites permit sending in a questionable programs for possible addition to the ongoing alerts? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jun 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Sneaky, nasty PC virius...SOS!

So for the first time in...well, ever. I let my pc get infected. The virus is calling itself 'Internet Antivirus Pro'....and this is how it happened... [more inside]
posted by dawson on Jun 1, 2009 - 9 answers

wirless connection slow down

Can anyone suggest a remedy for a slowed up wireless connection? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Help Me Protect My PC Please?

What Is The Best PC Anti-Virus Software? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Feb 14, 2009 - 45 answers

What software should I install on my parents new PC?

My parents have asked me to set up their new Windows laptop. What software should I install on it? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Oct 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Win.32.Agent.pz virus got me down!

Nasty, sticky virus that won't go away! The virus scan says it is called 'win.32.Agent.pz' and we've thrown everything we've got at it to get rid of it - Spybot (also in safe mode) and ESET - and it won't go away. Help! [more inside]
posted by cooker girl on Oct 7, 2008 - 12 answers

Help my father troubleshoot a pesky virus.

ParentTechSupportFilter: My father has a virus. *sigh* before I send him to Geek Squad, what else should I tell him to do that he hasn't done already? [more inside]
posted by micawber on Aug 15, 2008 - 15 answers

Computers says it's infected and asks for a disc that I don't have.

I seem to have corrupted files, but don't know how to replace them. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Jun 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Why does my laptop give weird, spammy search results?

Last night I was Googling on my laptop when I started getting non-expected results. The same spammy sites kept getting returned, even when different search terms were used. Repeated virus scans turned up nothing. The same search on my work terminal returns what I expected so I know it's my laptop. ? [more inside]
posted by shino-boy on Jan 26, 2005 - 13 answers

How do I remove this computer virus?

My mother's computer has picked up a persistant trojan virus. She's over 1,000 miles away so I can't work on her PC myself, so I've been talking her through things on the phone. AVG Free 7.0 detects the virus and claims to remove it, but it always comes back the next time she scans. The only thing she can tell me about the virus is that AVG removes a file with a mixture of English and Cyrillic letters in it. Any idea how I can help her slay this thing once and for all?
posted by Servo5678 on Jan 24, 2005 - 15 answers

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