Re: OT...XP and updates for protection stuff bombing...

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Posted by Ben ( on 18:04:24 04/28/08

In Reply to: OT...XP and updates for protection stuff bombing... posted by Ben


I blame everyone, but it's my fault....

Got the system back on line with a new graphics card as noted in my last update.

Going gang busters and considerable difference from the system I've been using (parents mud hen PC bought on sale).

Then just had to get some old files off of the external HDD....that was hooked up and on when they system was being used by the 'ex'... Bought a new internal 500GB HDD on sale for $79 and installed it this weekend.

Well, guess what...AVG and Ad-Aware updated and now won't run. Says corrupted files...

RAM is up over 2.6GB, where it was usually in the 400MB range just before this am.

Must have a virus/worm/Trojan/etc on that external HDD.

Presently running housecall and hope it catches and fixes whatever...

Deleted everything from that new HDD and will reformat it after all these tries at fixing it.

I'm anal about these things, but it's not good get bit from left field...

Any hints or suggestions?

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