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reformatted my com,but a lot of problems.pls help me.

By sleaz ยท 4 replies
Oct 30, 2005
  1. I just reformatted my harddrive,and im using a dialup internet connection.So when i connected to internet,Theres some internet sites which keep popping up and also some spywares that install itself automatically such as Zango bar and CashBack.Pls Im not sure what to do any more since i formatted my com already!
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Did you install any Antivirus program? Firewall? Adaware? Spybot?
    When you install a PC, ALWAYS physically disconnect it from the web until you have at least an Antivirus program in place

    Go to the Security and the Web forum and read/follow the Read: How to... posts.
  3. waitingpeace

    waitingpeace TS Rookie

    There are a number of Preventive steps you MUST take before sending

    a 'fresh' computer out into the wild!

    Is the Operating System a Windows product? WinXP hopefully?

    Dialup is a TRAGEDY! :eek: You will wait hours for downloads, literally...

    1st. Go to Tools in the toolbar (closest to top border), and highlight
    Windows Update.

    This will scan after downloading a small application...

    If you have a bare system, it might take hours to accomplish downloads and
    reboots. You might have to download Service Pack 2 and 20 or 30 odd
    updates. Whew! Service Pack 2 is 75 Meg. . [actually it's 275MB! Get the free CD from M$! added by RealBlackStuff]

    You will then need Antivirus and Antispam and Adware protection.
    These are 3 levels of protection. Also you will need Spywareblaster to
    stop Java attacks, making it a 4th level.

    When you reformat, you have to reconstruct all this protection.

    When you get done with the Windows Update, go to Komando.com
    Kim Komando :hotbounce has links to getting you started, and the places to get your

    Good luck,

  4. Pablo

    Pablo TS Rookie Posts: 16

    i dont know about all that...i just have a virus scanner and im careful about what is downloaded....if you have kids or other people use your computer, or you visit different sites all the time, then you would want to lock it down...otherwise you shouldnt have problems
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    reformat it again
    and as realblackstuff has said run a good firewall and av before connecting to internet
    I myself don't use AV just 2 types of firewalls
    and run antispy apps every so often
    saying that Ill catch a bug I just know it.
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