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I no hacker but i use a hardware firewall for the LAN, and a variety of software firewalls on my computers. AVG free edition for antivirus, although its picked nothing up for years. I also use virtual PC 2004 for playing with things I'm not sure about, that way if it goes tits-up I can delete it and start again.

For proactive sercurity I use a few linux live CD's such as Helix, RIPlinux and back|track. And apps like wireshark, nmap, angryIP, cain&able, netstumbler, hirens boot disk, bartPE. Just the general things really.

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I no hacker but i use a hardware firewall for the LAN, and a variety of software firewalls on my computers. AVG free edition for antivirus, although its picked nothing up for years. I also use virtual PC 2004 for playing with things I'm not sure about, that way if it goes tits-up I can delete it and start again.

For proactive sercurity I use a few linux live CD's such as Helix, RIPlinux and back|track. And apps like wireshark, nmap, angryIP, cain&able, netstumbler, hirens boot disk, bartPE. Just the general things really.

ah. i really need help. alot of help. im on windows SP2. i use this crappy protection system. its gone tits up and im getting scary pop ups and my home page on IE has been taken over. im using mozilla now and i dont know if i can save this machine. HELP!!
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I no hacker but i use a hardware firewall for the LAN, and a variety of software firewalls on my computers. AVG free edition for antivirus, although its picked nothing up for years. I also use virtual PC 2004 for playing with things I'm not sure about, that way if it goes tits-up I can delete it and start again.

For proactive sercurity I use a few linux live CD's such as Helix, RIPlinux and back|track. And apps like wireshark, nmap, angryIP, cain&able, netstumbler, hirens boot disk, bartPE. Just the general things really.

ah. i really need help. alot of help. im on windows SP2. i use this crappy protection system. its gone tits up and im getting scary pop ups and my home page on IE has been taken over. im using mozilla now and i dont know if i can save this machine. HELP!!

so basically you got pwnd?

dude just get a mac...

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Depends how fucked it is, have you run AdAware on it? Might just be worth backing up your personal data, nuking the HD and reinstalling windows. If its been running for ages and its not been locked down, its probally got all kinds of crap floating around the harddisk by now.

can i do that without losing all my apps or files?

Burn your personal data to DVD's or the like. If you have gigs of stuff, get another hard disk and copy it to that. Your applications won't make it, so remeber to back up any licence info you have as well. Once you've done this, and checked to make sure nothing has been left behind, power your box down, disconnect the backup hard disk, and reinstall windows.

When you have windows back up, first thing to do is go to MS update (you'll need to do this 3-4 times to get everything, then get AVG free edition, Zone Alarm free edition and adaware/spybot S&D. If you don't have one, get a router with a firewall.

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back up as in burn your data to discs

or copy it 2 a external hdd.

once youve done that.

boot the sp2 cd and format the drive and reinstall windows.

then reload all your pornos from dvd's and your drive and there you go

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Dells are like the cats you get from the cat shelter. Yes they've been abused but with a little TLC there all good.

nice analogy haha

mama mia mama mia let me go

I is linux disto like a toy for the "cat"

To secure your computer, all you have to do is unplug it from the net, incase it in lead, and burry it under some concrete.

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