dead dell

  [DELETED] 11:35 06 Apr 2006

wifes dell inspiron 6000 has died recently after picking up a virus i suspect any suggestions

  [DELETED] 11:41 06 Apr 2006

More information please will the system bootup?

Does it get to the windows desktop will it go into safe mode?

  [DELETED] 11:51 06 Apr 2006

managed to boot it into safe mode and system restored it to last month seems to have worked. ill just have to wait and see

  [DELETED] 11:59 06 Apr 2006

Run through the usual scans with antivirus and antispyware apps, update them and reboot into safe mode and run them from in there.

  [DELETED] 12:09 06 Apr 2006

ok cheers what ones would u recommend

  [DELETED] 12:22 06 Apr 2006

For antivirus I used Avast free and very good the other main free choice is AVG.

Antispyware products

Windows Defender
Adaware SE
Spybot Search & Destroy

Those are all free

Free firewall Zonealarm

Have you got any antivirus installed at the mo or firewall?

  [DELETED] 12:24 06 Apr 2006

norton came with the machine

  [DELETED] 12:34 06 Apr 2006

You shouldn't install more than one antivirus program or firewall at a time.

Im not a fan of norton myself so I would recommend when your subscription runs out uninstall norton and put the free ones on.

In the meantime download the antispyware apps and run scans through with them.

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