I'm the only one in my family who has a knowledge of PC's so I am regularly going around family members houses and setting up PC's and installing software and carrying out general maintenance etc. So i have decided after about the 3rd time of downloading and installing software from the internet direct to their pc, to download all useful software and burn to CD and just take that round instead. So far I have Adaware, Spybot S&D, Zone Alarm, AVG Anti Virus, Reg Seeker & CCleaner. I think i have all bases covered but if anyone else has any suggestions as to what else i may need to carry around with me could they let me know. Cheers guys
Why waste your time downloading, burning to CD and then "regularly going around family members houses and setting up PC's and installing software and carrying out general maintenance etc."?
Why not write an idiot's guide to downloading, installing and running some of the more important AV and anti-malware programs as well as some basic PC housekeeping tips and provide that to your family??
After all, they can't expect to rely on your apparent good nature every time.
They've got to learn sometime.
You might also direct them to this website which is where I've garnered a great deal of my computing knowledge. ;-)
Well i kinda enjoy it, the feeling of superiority and intelligence! Plus it's an excuse for me to see family members i havent seen in a while! I have made a guide for what to do if something goes wrong, but i wouldnt trust them with installations!
That is true octal, but the way i see it is if i install the main program i can just run the update's wizard in that program. And on the occasion that a major update occurs, such as a new version of ad-aware, i'll just burn a new CD, good job there not expensive. I would use my usb memory stick but half of the family have old Win 98 pc's and that would mean me carrying my driver cd around as well!
I would also suggest Spywareblaster and a pop-up stopper. For the Win 98SE lovers I would suggest that you look at click here and download the Newdefrag.zip file. This covers the Defrag file which is normally installed in Windows ME and which can be installed in Win 98SE. It is much more stable and about 10 times faster than the normal Win 98 Defrag system. Full instructions for the change-over are included making it very simple to do. I've been using it for nearly a year now and it's much better and faster. It could save you hours when doing your rounds of maintenance. Hope this helps.