Tonight i tried to clean up an old Windows 98 (not SE) for a friend's kid who is 7yrs old kid.It's an old hand
me down not meant for internet connection,basically just to play a couple of low end kid type games.
I have never in my life seen so much spyware on a computer,lavasoft picked up like 580 criticals
No exageration.Their we're porn and gambling shortcuts on the desktop that if you tried to delete them
they would reappear.Vicious stuff,most of which i got rid of but...
I know this computer has to have viruses and trojans,so what portable *freeware preferred* security software would one pack on second visit.
It's also throwing me kernal errors now,anyone no where i can get win98 patches ?
The mother (also computer illiterate) has locked herself out of her XP home Pc,and no she doesn't
have the restoration disc (not for the win98 either) ,i hope this isn't breaking forum rules,if so
delete, i'll understand,but is there a way to get in there,she needs her Quicken files
I love these people with all my heart,but good God almighty some people should not have computers.
Not to sound like a tech snob but you'd never believe people could be this daft when it comes to
computers.Everyone starts out a newbie,but then you make mistakes,question,learn,etc.Some people
don't even try though.I see some people buy computers and once a problem arrives they absolutely give up.
I used to have the Serial key to my Windows 95 disc memorized i screwed my pc up so many times.