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Old 11-18-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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If I could afford to purchase my own personal laptop I'd buy one right now and block her from ever touching it. We got a new laptop several months ago. Things were going great. Then the wife got bored and decided to go back to downloading free hidden picture games. Viruses, Trojans, and software that cannot be removed via traditional means. I've updated and run our virus scan software. It found 5 problems, but could only remove 3. I went back through the software list checking date of installation and uninstalled software I didn't recognize that had been recently installed. Now the virus scan doesn't find those two Trojans it could not uninstall or quarantine. Our computer must still have something. Some websites (news) don't display properly and we're getting pop-up ads as well as ghost ads that remain hidden until I try to click on the webpage and then the whole screen is an ad. We're also getting pop-ups stating our internet explorer is outdated and needs to download updates. I shut these down and go to the official windows update tool and no updates are needed. Wish I could find those who writes such malicious software and personally break their hands with my hammer.
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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Antivirus software usually fails pretty badly at removing certain types of malware. Download and run Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I'm not sure about Windows 8, but 7 and older versions you could create a user account for her with limited privileges. This will reduce the problem greatly, but not 100 percent eliminate it.
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Woodinville
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Hey when you're done with that tell your wife that I know how to remove 30 lbs of belly fat with one weird old trick. Also tell her I've learned of a compound that makes plastic surgeons fear for their jobs!

She can learn more about each of these by sending me a check for 50 bucks.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"Also tell her I've learned of a compound that makes plastic surgeons fear for their jobs! "

Duct tape?

(sorry to rain on your get rich scheme)
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:14 AM
 
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Wimmen! Can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:51 PM
 
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To tell you truth if I were 19 again ;I'd have no use for a computer with women available. Much preferred personally.They can be similar tho in many ways as to living with them.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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If I could afford to purchase my own personal laptop I'd buy one right now and block her from ever touching it. We got a new laptop several months ago. Things were going great. Then the wife got bored and decided to go back to downloading free hidden picture games. Viruses, Trojans, and software that cannot be removed via traditional means. I've updated and run our virus scan software. It found 5 problems, but could only remove 3. I went back through the software list checking date of installation and uninstalled software I didn't recognize that had been recently installed. Now the virus scan doesn't find those two Trojans it could not uninstall or quarantine. Our computer must still have something. Some websites (news) don't display properly and we're getting pop-up ads as well as ghost ads that remain hidden until I try to click on the webpage and then the whole screen is an ad. We're also getting pop-ups stating our internet explorer is outdated and needs to download updates. I shut these down and go to the official windows update tool and no updates are needed. Wish I could find those who writes such malicious software and personally break their hands with my hammer.

Have you tried to restore the computer to a time previous to when she downloaded all that stuff ?
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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If you must, do a "new install," load all pertinent software and then - - -
BACK UP the OS partition. (Make a pristine recovery image)

NEXT

Install ORACLE Virtual box VM, and a LINUX guest OS ... (Kubuntu, perhaps)
{both are free software}
https://www.virtualbox.org/
Kubuntu 14.04 LTS | Kubuntu

Very few bugs and viruses "bite" Linux.
And even if they did, they'd be segregated to the Linux portion.
Only do "surfing" and downloading in the Linux guest OS
. . .
That should resolve the problem.
. . .
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:52 PM
 
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Not allowing the wife to do what she did before should work, take a lot less time and hassle, and leave them with an OS they actually understand.

This is getting as bad as the Mac fanbois.
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