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How to remove a virus

First, see my other note a bout how to protect your PC….

If you have an infection, computer running slow or strange things happening to your home page you more than likely have an infection of some sort. What to do ? If have found the following to work in most cases:

Down load and install a product called ‘crap cleaner” I know the name sounds funny but it is a solid application.

http://www.ccleaner.com/update/

run crap cleaner to clean all the junk off your pc, you should do this every week.
run crap cleaner to check and fix errors, you should also do this every week.

If your problem is an infection this will not do anything for it, so read on:

Turn off System Restore

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-us/help/f0688925-5abe-4caf-b49a-018f8cfcaf4d1033.mspx#E3

or

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310405

Download and install spybot

http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html

Run spybot to clean your system…. Run it twice if on the second time you have a virus still listed.

You will need to download and run SuperAntiSpyware

http://www.majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html

This should clean most everything.

Turn System Restore back on (same instructions as above)

Run a virus scan again, if the infection is still there you can get help and more information at the MajorGeeks webpage

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

If after stepping through all of this you still have problems, you can get help at the Major Geeks forum

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?

Good Luck, It’s better to prevent this in the first place with my first note and by following safe surfing habits. Stay away from .exe files sent in emails, surf with firefox with noscripts enabled, keep away from porn sites (most malware comes from them), install Web of Trust.

January 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I have a dream – Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Remembrance: 

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification,” one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low; the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment