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Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by postman, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. postman

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    I recently got a computer from my in-laws and found it riddled with malware including the above program. I have tried getting into the registry to delete it but I couldn't find them where they said they where.

    BTW it's running Windows Me:oops:

    Or would it be better to just wipe the HDD and install something else.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    When you lose confidence that your system is secure, the only way to restore that confidence is to nuke it and reinstall from scratch.
     
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  3. neutralhills

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  4. Sparky
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    Wipe the HD and install XP.

    Or reinstall Windows ME every week. :biggrin
     
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  5. postman

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    I was thinking of one of the Linux OS.
     
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  6. Sparky
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    Whaaaaaa? Get Windows ME reinstalled! :biggrin
     
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  7. neutralhills

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    Yeah, 'cuz XP SP3 is gonna run like a hot damn on a P200 w/128 MB of RAM. (Which is the typical hardware specs of a system running ME.)
     
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  8. Sparky
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    Put that up to 233MHz and it almost gets to the minimum spec. 8)

    If its just for testing then why not? Would rather have slow XP than 'crash every 5 seconds even when you dont do anything' ME. :biggrin
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Pffft. Wipe the HD, install Windows 98, and keep it disconnected from the Web. :biggrin
     
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  10. panosd

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    be very careful with what you do. people who have run windows ME for a while tend to be very attached to it, especially if they odn't know much about ocmputers. god knows why.

    although XP DID keep a fair few of the more useful / user friendly features. what specs exactly are the computer? I've seen XP SP2 running pretty well (no seriously) on an AMD K6-500 with 512MB of ram

    but yeah.. unless malwareBytes Anti-Malware has a version that runs on ME (and it might, just cant go to the website to check from here) you'll probably need to format anyway. Get a backup of everything!
     
  11. Finkenstein

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    -Microsoft exec waves hand in front of user-
    "You never used an OS called Windows ME."

    -customer responds-
    "I've never used an OS called Windows ME."
     
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