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XP security virus help?

My Mom has an infected PC. I've been trying to debug it for an hour and a half now to no avail. It's apparently an updated version of the XP Security Center virus. Problem is: it's prohibiting either Firefox or Explorer from opening, so I can't d/l anything. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Mar 19, 2010 - 22 answers

Law-abiding civilian wants to kinda remove personal info from a laptop

What are the basic steps to remove personal information off of a hard drive? (XP Home, SP3) [more inside]
posted by salvia on Nov 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me make a PC safe

My co-worker asked me to help her secure her home Windows Laptop. She recently had a virus that made the computer unusable. As someone who has been using primarily OSX at home for the past year I'm behind the times in terms of Windows security. I formatted the drive and re-installed windows XP for her. I've recommended getting Firefox and AVG, but aside from that: what should she do to make her computer more resistant to viruses and spyware? [more inside]
posted by aburd on May 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Seeking advice on anti-virus and other security software

What software (or combination of software) are you using to keep your computer internet-secure these days? [more inside]
posted by danwalker on Mar 12, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me make wireless setup easy for our end-users

Is there any way to build an installation package that would setup a Wireless Access Point along with security key (WEP) using Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by genial on Oct 25, 2007 - 5 answers

What was that password again?

In Windows XP, is there a way to see the password that is stored in the system to log into a wireless network? [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Oct 24, 2007 - 6 answers

Keeping the Geek Squad Outta my Biznass

How to keep prying eyes from the files on my laptop... [more inside]
posted by TheGoldenOne on Sep 1, 2007 - 9 answers

Roaming Profiles on Windows XP what to do?

Looking for a secure Windows XP Roaming Profile alternative. What do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Dec 14, 2006 - 7 answers

I must only use my powers for good.

How can I transfer a large file from a secure Windows XP computer? [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 24, 2006 - 21 answers

Automatically set XP folder permissions.

I have problems sharing new folders on my home LAN. I have an XP pro box, my wife has a WinME laptop. [more inside]
posted by signal on Mar 30, 2005 - 4 answers

Password protecting XP folders

Is there some way within Windows XP or using 3rd party software that I can password protect individual folders on my pcs so that you cant see or get access to what is in them with out entering a password? Just to be super clear, I want to do this one folder at a time not as a general login.
posted by nightocean on Feb 25, 2005 - 8 answers

Help Me Convince My Mother-In-Law Her Files are Secure and Give Her XP Security Basics?

WindowsXPSecurityFilter: How do I help my mother-in-law? [more inside]
posted by daver on Nov 20, 2004 - 11 answers

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