White screen on logon [Solved]
Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:47 PM
Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:45 AM
If you need any help after the repairs, feel free to come back here any time. We have other boards for hardware / software issues and very knowledgeable people willing to lend support. Drop by and let us know how things progress and take care. When I finish cleaning a system, we always remove our tools and then leave some advise for the user. We didn't get to finish cleaning but this may help you later on anyway.
Now some information on programs to help keep you safe:
First, an Antivirus program. You NEED one; free is just as good as paid-for as long as you keep them updated. ONLY use one at a time as having more than that will cause system problems. Here are some free ones to check out:
Microsoft Security Essentials
Avast! Free Antivirus
Next, a firewall is a must have now-a-days. The built in firewall in Windows 7 is fine (just make sure it is turned on (Start > Control Panel > Windows Firewall)). Or, if you like, you could choose one of the free ones listed here:
Emsisoft Online Armor - installs as trialware which converts to freeware in 30 days
Zone Alarm Free Firewall - installer includes foistware so read the options very carefully
Unchecky is a small service that runs in the background to help keep those "extra toolbars" and tag along search engines from automatically installing. By automatically directing you to a custom install with all the options unchecked, only what you manually choose and confirm gets installed.
CryptoPrevent is a free program that prevents CryptoLocker / ransomware from infecting your PC by locking down the OS so the malware can not get a grip on your system. You can read the details about this program here.
Also, consider adding MalwareBytes Antimalware to your arsenal of safe keeping programs. Use the free version (not the paid or trial version) and you won't have a problem with your antivirus scanner program. Keep it updated and run a scan with it once a week.
Lastly, if you use Firefox as your main web browser, consider adding the NoScript and AdBlockPlus add-ons to the browser to block scripting hijacks and remove unwanted ads from the pages you view.
You may also find some information and tips at this thread:
How did I get infected in the first place?
COMPUTER SECURITY - a short quide to staying safer online
I'll leave this topic open for a few days so that if you have any questions you can come back here. Surf safe, my friend!!
Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:42 AM
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