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Avoiding Malware, How To?

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#1 Eustropim


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Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:42 PM

The solution at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1814663 worked for me as well.

I repaired Windows using the XP install CD. This got me back into Windows with no apparent problems, yet after I re-booted the black screen was back. I repaired Windows again, deleted that 0 byte file in the driver folder, and now everything works. Any thoughts on how to avoid getting a virus like that in the future?

EDIT: Split from another topic, posted reference link above ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 19 August 2010 - 02:55 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 19 August 2010 - 03:08 PM

There are reams of material which have been written...thousands of words espoused...on how to protect a system :thumbsup:.

As for avoiding malware...I don't think there is an answer to that one. All that a user can do is to follow the basic guidance for protecting a system...and be prepared for situations where that protection is overcome.

If you take a look at the various forums which exist here at BC, you will see a number of alternatives for obtaining info re malware, prevention of such, and what options exist for dealing with unsuccessful or feeble efforts.

You might take a look at the vehicles here...then supplement that by actively implementing those suggestions that you deem advisable and are willing/able to implement on your system.

In particular, the forum at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/25/antivirus-firewall-and-privacy-products-and-protection-methods/ seems like it would be a good place to start searching for recommendations, suggestions, etc. The official title is the Antivirus, Firewall, Privacy Products and Protection Methods Forum.


In fact, I will move your inquiry to that forum.

Edited by hamluis, 19 August 2010 - 03:09 PM.

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