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Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:00 PM
Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:38 AM
Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:32 AM
Welcome to BC hubla41
I really need to get my files out for the business.
Source: quietman7 http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1390964
The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml ) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executable files inside them as some types of malware can penetrate and infect .exe files within compressed files too. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by adding and hiding its extension to the existing extension of file(s) so be sure you look closely at the full file name. Then make sure you scan the backed up data with your anti-virus prior to copying it back to your hard drive.
Again, do not back up any data with the following file extensions: exe, .scr, .ini, .htm, .html, .php, .asp, .xml, .zip, .rar, .cab as they may be infected.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:46 PM
Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:59 PM
Use the external USB hard drive, unless it is convenient (you don't have a lot of data?) to use CD/DVDs.
Thank you so much.... I was afraid to plug in my external hard drive because I read they are easily infected. Do you suggest cd's or flash over the hard drive?
I have not plugged it in for a while (which is why I don't have recent backups)
Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:49 PM
Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:59 PM
From everything I've been reading all week at this site, you guys are the best!
Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:03 PM
Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:17 PM
Ubuntu is a 700MB download .... not a problem for most people with fast and good internet connections.
Explorer stopped the download, said it timed out. I'll start it over, it's 7pm.
Just thought I'd let you know.
Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:59 AM
Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:25 AM
Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:31 AM
That indicates a problem.
the Ubuntu main screen where it says "try Ubuntu without any change to your computer". I press that and nothing happens.
Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:37 AM
Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:43 AM
Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:54 AM
Do not download a fresh copy just yet.
I selected Check disc for defects, after a good wait, the same box appeared. Error reading boot CD.
I can try to download a new one when I go to bed....unless you have another idea.
Edited by AustrAlien, 12 January 2010 - 01:09 AM.
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