scdreamin3 Posted August 11, 2008 CID Report Share Posted August 11, 2008 Hello gang. Been away for a while because I had a BIG problem with a little virus. Somehow, through downloading an app. somewhere, I obtained a virus. Avast was good, it alerted me to the fact that I had a virus and offered to s**tcan it for me. I proceded to quarantine the son of a gun. Well something must not have clicked with Avast, and so I had to try to restore my comp.Don't get me wrong. I love Avast and still have it even now. This is a one time incident in well over 4 years. I always back up my drive frequently in case such an event happens. Well somehow the virus wiped out all of my restore points as well. OK, no problem, time to go to plan B. I pull out my handy dandy copy of the reinstallation cd that came with the comp. We're cooking now....everything is going to be fine. Wrong! After going through the process of formatting the drive, it goes into the copying of files for installation. I get to 2% and BAM! "unable to copy file mvboli.tts" or something like that. Well, ok, maybe just one file, so I hit escape to skip said file. Well all in all, there were approximately 20 files that I ended up having to skip. I figured maybe I could download the files from Microsoft later. After finishing windows reboots and starts to go into the final installation mode and nanu nanu! *error*. "Stop 0000021A. The Windows Logon process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000135. The system has been shut down." Oh Great! So then and only then I actually examine the reinstallation cd. It is scratched up worse than two high school girls after a catfight. Bummer. Hmm, I forgot, I have a copy of Ubuntu that was sent to me through the mail from the Island of Man. (Where tha heck is the Island of Man, about 10 nautical miles away from the islet of Woman?) Anyway, so all is not lost, I will just install Ubuntu. I heard that linux is a cool operating system, I'm going to give it a try. So I get Ubuntu all installed. It looks pretty neat, definately different than Windows. Then, the last straw! The drivers I have for my phone to use as a modem are all windows files. Linux does not recognize those files. Grrrr!!! Ok, maybe time for plan D - - pick up my computer, take it out in the back yard, dig a hole, place said computer in hole, cover with charcoal lighter fluid, ignite with a match, and BURN baby BURN. Well I didn't get that drastic. My mom has the same computer as I do, and I had the software for my Western Digital hard drive. And no, there were not any scratches on that cd, thank goodness. I just copied all of the files off Mom's hard drive to mine, including Windows XP. And so here I am. Missed ya'll and I hope not to have that happen again. It has been an ordeal, let me tell ya. So, question. Does anyone have any suggestions for (free or next to free) anti-virus software? I think I will stick with Avast, but just checking my options. I know I tried CA antivirus and antispy, but it is just TOO busy and took up so much memory. The same can be said for Norton. I tried that too. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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