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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:56 PM
Posted 17 February 2015 - 09:12 PM
I use Panda USB Vaccine to "vaccinate" flash drives against flash drive infectors - basically it modifies the flash drive to prevent the malware from loading if you plug an infected flash drive into a machine. Then I can scan the flash drive with the resident AV and eliminate the malware before it can jump elsewhere.
We just got a new laptop and I just want to make sure that it is at least protected by viruses from flash drives and such.
Edited by Alexstrasza, 17 February 2015 - 09:13 PM.
Posted 18 February 2015 - 02:14 AM
Sorry for putting it in a wrong section. Well, it's a Notebook that has intel i7 processor. 2Ghz, had Intel graphics 4400, up to 256 Dynamic Video Memory, 4GB DDR3 L Memory and it has 500GB HDD. It's a 64-bit type. I also know that there are lots of AV/AM, but I just want to make sure of things 'cause I don't want to make the same mistakes again. Right now, our previous netbook had MS Defender and AutoRunExterminator as it's protectors. It's a bit slower now but I still feel safe. Pretty much back then, our PC had lots of malware because of my lack of knowledge back in 2010. That's pretty much about it. o.o
Posted 18 February 2015 - 02:26 AM
Posted 18 February 2015 - 02:39 AM
Thanks. It'll have to be free, of course. Oh and, the Notebook will be used for home/office.
Posted 18 February 2015 - 02:56 AM
Posted 18 February 2015 - 03:07 AM
I use both firefox and chrome. I have heard chrome has issues, so I just use chrome occassionally. I really use firefox.
Posted 18 February 2015 - 05:25 AM
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:05 PM
These are great articles. I'll give more time on understanding them which would be probably on the weekends 'cause I'm about to take examinations next week. I won't forget these, though. I understand how to back-up data, but I worry about it. I know I might be pretty exaggerating it but is it really possible that viruses / malwares interfere with the data image in the back-up?
Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:18 PM
Disk Imaging allows you to take a complete snapshot (image) of your hard disk. The image is an exact, byte-by-byte copy of an entire hard drive (partition or logical disk) which can be used to restore your system at a later time to the exact same state the system was when you imaged the disk or partition. Essentially, it will restore the computer to the state it was in when the image was made BEFORE the infection. You will then have to reinstall all programs that you added afterwards. This includes all security updates and patches from Microsoft. Disk imaging is useful for system recovery in case of a hard disk disaster or malware resistant to disinfection. To learn more about how this process works, please refer to:
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Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:14 AM
Thanks Alexstrasza and quietman7. I think I had my questions answered by you two. Big thanks to you guys. :D
Posted 20 February 2015 - 06:07 AM
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