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#1 Kfrank

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:47 PM

:thumbsup: Hi, just found this site and hope to learn what it takes to keep 3 or 4 home computers operating at top quality. I'm a over 50's registered nurse. Because I have to work with computers at the hospital and take their classes, I get to manage our home PC's. YUCK! I'm discovering we are buying new computers when I actually just need to do some routine maintenance. It's a pain to keep up with TECH at this point, but I do try.... Later I may try to program the TV remote!

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:02 PM

:flowers: and welcome Kfrank. Thanks for joining us.
For sure maintenance, just like preventative med... keep em grom getting sick.
How Did I Get Infected?

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:

Later I may try to program the TV remote!

Oh no!! I was started to learn to program my VCR, when I figured it out we were up to DVD players. :thumbsup:
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