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Post 340329 posted on 22-6-2008 at 04:28
Can you believe it.
A friend told my sister that she was having problems with her computer, it seemed awful slow and wondered if I might take a look at it.
Do you know how many nasties can get on a computer when they are running XP and using IE with no AV, no spyware program and no bot program?
After 4 hours I was finally able to get AV downloaded and installed and was able to run it in safe mode. The good news is there were no viruses but
adware and tracking cookies were running rampant. And she is going to have to live without the 4, yes 4 search toolbars she had. I think she had
installed every "free" computer scanning/enhancing program she came across.
The worst part is I worked on that same computer 2 years ago and installed FF, Thunderbird, Free AVG, Adaware and easyclean on it. I have no idea what
she did with those things.