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I'm a laptop user for going on 3 years and I need to know of some sites on the web that are not particularly safe and could easily cause a crash that right now I can't get my computer out of safe mode?

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wandaluv

Asked by wandaluv at 11:00 PM on May. 14, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Run a virus scan if you can. I caught the virtumonde virus in the fall and it would only run in safe mode. I finally had to replace it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on May. 14, 2009

  • This is the best free, online scan: http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/personal/free-tools-and-services/index.html

    If you don't have an antivirus (that automatically updates) on your laptop, buy one now. I like MacAfee.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:08 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • This is the best free, online scan: http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/personal/free-tools-and-services/index.html

    If you don't have an antivirus (that automatically updates) on your laptop, buy one now. I like MacAfee.

    If you can't correct this, you may need to reformat your hard drive and reinstall all of your software. Make sure that all of your files are backed up (external hardrive, CD, online, whatever) in case your machine crashes.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:09 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • You should run a virus scan often and set your browser to do scans of sites,you could also create a filter with your firewall. If you need help or don't have any software mentioned you can go to http://www.1url.com/sasgoodiecomputer there are knowledeable people you can talk to there as well as products and services.
    loriec

    Answer by loriec at 11:40 PM on May. 22, 2009

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