problems with a toshiba laptop and virus??

  highbhoy 12:07 30 Dec 2005
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friend having a problem with a toshiba laptop and reinstalling after i think a virus episode . she dosent know if shes removed the virus or not. she has been using the recovery disk that came with the laptop . any help please

  Totally-braindead 12:12 30 Dec 2005

The only suggestion I have is download something like AVG free and let it scan and see if it finds anything.

  highbhoy 12:18 30 Dec 2005

after reinstalling having probs with only some programmes , mainly internet access of any kind. could i download save and then install the software to run to detect any virusses

  Totally-braindead 12:21 30 Dec 2005

Yes you can. Just save the file onto a CD and then install it on the laptop, the only problem is, if you don't have internet access on the laptop you will be unable to update it to the latest virus definitions.

  VoG II 12:23 30 Dec 2005

Try this click here

  highbhoy 12:36 30 Dec 2005

are the recovery disks viable after the clearup or are they part of the problem

  VoG II 12:38 30 Dec 2005

They should be OK. It depends I suppose on whether the disks contain Windows etc. or whether they just install from a hidden partition on the hard drive.

  highbhoy 12:45 30 Dec 2005

will give it a go thanks for the help

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