&%”*>@$£ laptop

My Dell was invaded by viruses today and now is, to all intents and purposes, a big fucking paperweight. I’m writing this from Fuel Withington and there’ll be no updates to this site until I sort out these IT problems.

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One Response to “&%”*>@$£ laptop”

  1. modernityblog Says:

    Shame about your PC, Max

    Here’s a way around it:

    1) You’d be better getting a good (free) copy of Linux (SimplyMEPIS or PCLinuxos, even Ubuntu) and a clean, NEW, USB stick.

    2) Then boot up the Linux LiveCD, load up the Windows partition, so Linux can see it.

    3) Plug in the NEW (never used before) USB stick.

    4) Copy over your files to Linux and onto the USB stick.

    5) That way you’ll have all of your files, now

    6) on a separate machine virus scan the USB stick.

    7) If you’ve caught a Word Macro virus, use abiword to open the file, then re-save as PLAIN text, that will get rid of it.

    I hope that helps.

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