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Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:55 PM
Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:49 PM
Welcome to BC TOM40650101
Personally I'm at the point where I'm just about ready to re-install XP. However, my daughter has a ton of photos (not backed up of course!!) that will be lost if I do this.
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.
Edited by AustrAlien, 10 January 2010 - 10:51 PM.
Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:27 PM
Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:55 PM
Please explain exactly where you are and what you are trying to do.
I've started loading Ubuntu and ran into a problem. On step 4 of 6, it's asking where I want to put Ubuntu.
Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:24 PM
Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:32 PM
From the instructions ...
How do I access my files?
Once the system has started up, the first thing you want to do is choose Places > Computer from the menu.
Edited by AustrAlien, 11 January 2010 - 08:33 PM.
Posted 16 January 2010 - 12:06 PM
Posted 16 January 2010 - 08:03 PM
There are a number of ways to go about this, and a number of tools to choose from, so I have had to make a choice, and hope that you can follow this without too much trouble. If there is any problem along the way, please stop and post your question/problem with details of where exactly you are up to.
What would be the next step in removing the virus?
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