Mum’s PC had a virus

Just back from another sortie into the Scottish Borders, to wish my Uncle Lewis a happy birthday and to run some AntiVirus and AntiSpyware software on her PC, thanks to Blake’s comment earlier this week.

I ran both PC Tools’ Spyware Doctor and AdAware SE, but they both reported absolutely no spyware at all on Mum’s PC. So, to be on the safe side, I ran Norton AntiVirus 2004. It reported 3 infected files, all with ‘download.adware’.

I left Norton to scan while Jane and I drove back to Edinburgh. Mum phoned us as we were pulling up outside the house to report the findings, and I talked her through the offending files deletions. I wait to see if it has restored the ability to uninstall applications from Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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