So in that last hack I talked about, 2x of my computers went down. I have reformatted one. What should I do with the portable hard drives plugged in at the time of the hack? Any way I can save my work?
You should scan them for V/Malware. (After you have the services on the pc which you will be pluggin in the drives)So in that last hack I talked about, 2x of my computers went down. I have reformatted one. What should I do with the portable hard drives plugged in at the time of the hack? Any way I can save my work?
Your problem is right there.I dislike virus programs
I have no virus protection.. and in 4 years of existence of my desktop PC... it is still up and going.Yeah, if you go without virus protection you have to be insanely careful. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, especially as good antivirus programs are usually free.
Remember: Don't be silly, wrap your... uh... Windows.
See, I didn't say it wasn't possible - I don't use virus protection on my Windows box. But I'm also ridiculously careful about what I do with it and what I expose it to, and it's the lesser-used of the operating systems on my box. But just because you and I have managed not to catch a nasty, doesn't mean we should go recommending it to everyone!I have no virus protection.. and in 4 years of existence of my desktop PC... it is still up and going.
That depends on your knowledge... (... and other factors)
Back in 2004 I had a computer which had issues. The issue had to do with a program I was using. Once I deleted the program the issues all left. Then I downloaded a virus program. This program told me I had some 3-4 million viruses. Each time I scanned that number went up significantly and the computer slowed down. I kept scanning and getting slowed down and within a day or two my computer ceased to function at all. I knew little about computers then, but I never used a virus program since and my computers all work much faster and have a much longer life since.Reminds me that one of my cousins' computers was running, but so slowly that I scanned it for viruses, and found out that not only did that computer have viruses, it was a virus museum.