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post #11 of 42
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Originally Posted by Bearybear View Post

Nuke it; Seriously, wipe and reinstall.

^^ Especially if its more of the same once its out of your sight. If some kid is just wreking it don't go thru the hassle of sorting that kettle of fish out. Unless you really want to play up the hero bit or something.
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post #12 of 42
Back her data off, pull the keys for windows and such, nuke the machine, run as many virus scans of her stuff as you can, put everything back.
 
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post #13 of 42
hmm if you could actually do this take her hd put it in a system with just windows on it recover her picture and stuff then nuke it and put avg and adaware on it. those seem to be the best free ones ive found.
post #14 of 42
Don't put this anywhere near a Windows PC. Linux distribution would be fine to back it up, but the risk of worms and Trojans is just too high.
post #15 of 42
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Originally Posted by cones View Post

Personally I wouldn't mess with making a recovery CD, just get the right version of windows and use the product key from the sticker on the case unless it's windows 8. I would do like others said and make a restricted account also.

I have a copy of Win7 Home Premium full version. The problem is that her computer is an all in one touchscreen and it has HP touch software on it.
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post #16 of 42
i know on my g/fs hp i was able to install my copy of windows and use her cd key from hp and then just reloaded all the hp stuff and it worked flawless even reactivated on its own.
post #17 of 42
After re-installing Windows, it may be worth it to install a security suite like Comodo, which includes options like automatically running new programs in a sandbox.
 
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post #18 of 42
I knows avg offers an option that you enable and it looks for all that crap like adware and ummm god i forget what its called where it installs extra crap then if youve set to it wont
allow it to install the package.
post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by vedaire View Post

I knows avg offers an option that you enable and it looks for all that crap like adware and ummm god i forget what its called where it installs extra crap then if youve set to it wont
allow it to install the package.

um... what?
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post #20 of 42
I say, Wipe, image it and look into programs like deep freeze .
Very worth it for kids/students
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