To make a long story short, needed a computer ASAP as was in a pinch! Bought a monster of a PC on craiglist, used it for its computing power and got the job done.. Computer was never turned on again, THIS WAS OVER A YEAR AGO..
To be honest I completely forgot about it until I stumbled across it again in a dusty corner..
To get a solid ROI on this pc I want to start using it but have some concerns before I start using it as my daily driver..
1. How do I confirm/verify there is no spyware, keyloggers installed on this machine? Worried the kid who sold it to me may have installed RAT's or other malicious spying type of software on it...
2. Is there a way or program to that will check the HDD's life or health status? This machine has 2 HDD's on it, main is 350gb and secondary is 500gb's. I would like to dump my lifes work from 3 external USB drives(50gb, 80gb, and 120gb) onto this machine for safe keeping/backup and then reformat my external drives, and dump the "cleaned" up data back on to them.
3. I think thats pretty much it right? Unless yall can think of something else i need to know/do?
p.s. O/S is Windows 7 but that pesky Win 10 update keeps flashing and so I clicked on it and who knows by tomorrow morning it may be on WIN 10.. fingers crossed!