Hello; I am Xandr, was led to your forum because of problems with viruses. I am a beginner on computing of a PC. I am an artist and all of my previous experience has been with Macintosh Computer. I am trying hard to learn but its a new PC experience for me. I have never had to deal with viruses and malicious hackers/advertisers.
My question which I am trying to resolve with some logic has been evasive ot say the least. I recently purchase a second harddrive for my PC and disabled the previous one still installed on the PC. Thinking I can reinstall the System XP Pro, on the new drive and later move my previous files over to the new drive and use the previous drive as addiitional memory. In doing so I encounter a barrage of virus atttacks wihich just kept coming in spite of sunning spyware/virsus utilities over and over and over again when they reappear. Have not suddessfully accomplish to date. But I do not understand how to stop the attacks. My thinking is that if I reinstall the again after reinitalizing the new drive I may be able to prevent the problem from occurring by not attempting to enter the Web until I have all secutity in place. I plan to leave the modem unp;ugged while reinstalling. I wonder if someone might make some suggestion as I venture forth in this attempt. The Software that I am presently using to no avail are Spybot Search and Destroy, Spy Sweeper, Microsofts beta 1 Spyware app, SpyBlaster, Spybot and Adware.
I will attempt to secure my install by checking perference that may cause open holes such as disablling Java scripts, setting firewall, and isolating cookie downloads to prompt before downloads. Well I am getting frustrated at all the steps that are envolve in this process and wish it were made more user friendly. Hope to be an contributing peer in future for now I am humbled to be at your behest. Thanks for listening. Xandr
Mod Edit: This will be moved to a more appropriate Forum. As this forum is for introductions alone.
Edited by scarlett, 11 February 2005 - 03:50 PM.