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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:53 PM
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:25 PM
Well you can use the free versions of internet security such as avg, avast, and avira. They are all good proformas and you can also use the paid versions of these programs. You may also look into kaspersky which is what I use for most of my systems. Also get rid of spybot, it had its day but its no longer what it used to be.
On another note if your saying that Dell switched out a hard drive because it was damaged due to the virus damaging it that's actually not possible. Did they say it was a virus or do you assume it was? Also if they said that their was a virus their is no reason to switch out the hard drive.
If you paid for them to come in and do the work I suggest you find out exactly what they did. If they tell you that it was a virus and they you needed to get a new hard drive I suggest that you demand your money back. But if it was under warranty then it doesn't really matter.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:28 PM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:50 AM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:25 AM
As for the external hard drive, I'll have to wait until I have some extra money so I guess I will just be extra safe so it doesn't happen until then
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:04 PM
You mentioned you only have a 2GB memory stick. Doesn't your computer have a DVD-reader/writer?
Rewritable DVDs can hold almost 5GB, and write-once DVDs almost 9GB.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:22 AM
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