Format C drive

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by kipper, May 2, 2010.

  1. kipper

    Whiskers Guest

    On 2010-05-02, chuckcar <> wrote:
    > kipper <> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >> A friend informed me that she has 23 viruses on her computer. They
    >> won't even let her connect to the internet in order to vet some anti
    >> virus software. If I format her C drive and then reinstall her
    >> software, will it remove the viruses?

    >
    > That all depends. Can you tell the difference between a virus and a
    > trojan?


    Shouldn't be too difficult; a virus is too small to see whereas a Trojan
    is someone who's been dead for three thousand years.

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    Whiskers, May 4, 2010
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  2. kipper

    The Henchman Guest

    "Whiskers" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 2010-05-04, The Henchman <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Steve" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> In article <hBBDn.20424$2>,
    >>> says...

    >>
    >>>>
    >>>> Or if the OP doesn't want to learn linux, just format the HDD with a
    >>>> Linux
    >>>> install disk - that should pretty much hose whatevers on there, then
    >>>> just
    >>>> repartition, format and install Windows.
    >>>
    >>> Ding! Ding! Ding! Give the man a Seegar!

    >>
    >>
    >> That makes sense.
    >>
    >> I Thot Whiskers wanted to virus friend to switch to Linux, but if s/he
    >> has
    >> all those malwares installed on windows, they don't seem to be the type
    >> to
    >> use Linux.

    >
    > I'd say that someone who can't keep a Windows system free of malware is
    > greatly in need of a system that doesn't support malware at all - such as
    > Unix or Linux.
    >



    Yeah cause there is so much commercial software available for Linux....
    These Linux people must live on a different planet.
     
    The Henchman, May 6, 2010
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  3. kipper

    Dan C Guest

    On Wed, 05 May 2010 22:10:23 -0400, The Henchman wrote:

    > "Whiskers" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 2010-05-04, The Henchman <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Steve" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> In article <hBBDn.20424$2>,
    >>>> says...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>> Or if the OP doesn't want to learn linux, just format the HDD with a
    >>>>> Linux
    >>>>> install disk - that should pretty much hose whatevers on there, then
    >>>>> just
    >>>>> repartition, format and install Windows.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ding! Ding! Ding! Give the man a Seegar!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> That makes sense.
    >>>
    >>> I Thot Whiskers wanted to virus friend to switch to Linux, but if s/he
    >>> has
    >>> all those malwares installed on windows, they don't seem to be the
    >>> type to
    >>> use Linux.

    >>
    >> I'd say that someone who can't keep a Windows system free of malware is
    >> greatly in need of a system that doesn't support malware at all - such
    >> as Unix or Linux.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Yeah cause there is so much commercial software available for Linux....


    Indeed, there surely is. You'd be amazed.

    > These Linux people must live on a different planet.


    Nope, they're just smarter.


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    Dan C, May 6, 2010
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