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Why I don't let anyone touch my laptop.


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#1 skylyre

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 02:22 PM

Hello everyone.

I'm new to the forum as I just stumbled across it today when searching for a solution to my problem.

Basically I decided to sleep in today which turns out was a bad idea. I wake up to my bf sitting on my laptop with a bunch of virus warnings flashing all over the place! Not how I wanted to start my morning. Er..afternoon.

So I'm scanning my comp right now and trying to resolve whatever he has done. Man he is so gonna get it. And not in a good way either!

Anyone else paranoid like me about letting people on your comp?

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 02:52 PM

I agree thats why i, never even let my own sis use my desktop. last time she used it got it infected :flowers: cause she open infected emails. cost me 80 $ to fix it but now i now i can get support for any pc related problem here which is awesome. :thumbsup:

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#3 Moby Purple

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 03:20 PM

NO ONE uses my desktop but me. I let my wife use one of my laptops after I set up a User Account for her to minimize any damage. I gave her a complete indoctrination into safe surfing, using WoT, not clicking on ads, not opening unknown email attachments, etc., etc. So far, she's done pretty good, picked up some tracking cookies, but nothing serious.

I don't call that being paranoid, I call it not wanting to clean up someone else's big mess.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:34 PM

@ TechDisciple:

That sucks you had to pay for it, why not the culprit? Surely some reparation is due!
I totally agree though, this site is wonderful at helping solve comp issues.

@ Moby Purple:

Sometimes I wonder how people can be so naive to junk emails/ads and whatnot! At least you're training her. I'm thinking invisible fences could be a useful tool. Except for people instead of dogs, and for clicking stupid idiot links instead of leaving the yard. Eh?



So it turns out the bf (whom I now have to question about his lack of good judgment) was trying to dl a crack/keygen for a game, and not only that but he must have went to the dumbest, most idiot moron friendly site out there to get it. His "keygen" was a Virut virus!

So I am currently typing from my recently factory-restored laptop as that was my only option to rid this thing.

Needless to say... the bf spent all day yesterday hearing my lectures and baking me cookies :D

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