[kwlug-disc] [way OT] how to de-virus someone's windows box?

Joe Wennechuk youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 19 09:19:37 EDT 2010

It has been my experience that a Windows box can't be de-virused. Certainly given enough time and effort it could be acomplished. It has been my experience that the time and effort, and knowledge to "Fix" a virus'd machine is not even close to equal the reward. Soultion-  Setup Windows fresh on an 20-30 gig partition in the front and then point c:/MyDocuments to d: and make an image of c: when it is all set up and al software is properly installed, and all data resides on D:. I run a virus ceck / malware ceck from time to time, and if I find something I restore the system from image 10 minutes and it's done. You have to plan on this as almost scheduled maintenance.

Joseph Wennechuk

> Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 03:40:51 -0400
> From: rpjday at crashcourse.ca
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] [way OT] how to de-virus someone's windows box?
> "you work with computers? great. my windows system seems to have a
> virus. can you fix it?"
> so since we all hear this on occasion, what's some basic advice on
> devirusing someone's windows box? any and all advice appreciated,
> thanks.
> rday
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