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Old 11-23-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Grounds for divorce imo.

I'd actually dual boot, partition the drive so you have a clean install. And don't let her use your partition!
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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Buy a new laptop. Give her the old one and tell her it's her responsibility to keep it cleaned up.

Not cheap, but effective.
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Grounds for divorce imo.

I'd actually dual boot, partition the drive so you have a clean install. And don't let her use your partition!
What's wrong with just giving her a limited User Account? It's far easier than what you're suggesting, and accomplishes the same thing.
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Old 11-23-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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There are a number of people on here that enjoy posting overly complicated solutions to simple problems.
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Old 11-23-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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Fun, ain't it?
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Old 11-23-2014, 05:21 PM
 
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I was considering elevating the solution to separate houses, but thought better of it.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:47 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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What's wrong with just giving her a limited User Account? It's far easier than what you're suggesting, and accomplishes the same thing.
She can't corrupt his side then.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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Malwarebytes first if it does not help then Kaspersky Repair tool as boot disk if still not fixed try Combo Fix.

Maybe google the symptoms and look at the Processes running and google the supicious ones and you can find manual removal help.
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:34 AM
 
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Are you using Windows? How did she get so much on the system without administrative privileges? Most viruses and trojans (along with traditional software) will fail to install when logged in as a normal user.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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What's wrong with just giving her a limited User Account? It's far easier than what you're suggesting, and accomplishes the same thing.

Dual booting into a linux distro like Mint or Ubuntu takes about 10 mins to setup. Very easy. And will allow him to keep a completely clean windows install, given he doesn't infect it himself.
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