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rage10
03-28-09, 11:03 PM
a Friend of mine got a few viruses on his computer. downloading Norton 09 from the internet has the risk of downloading a bad packet. If he buys the disk is there any risk of messing up the computer?
thanks,
rage10

j0j081
03-29-09, 12:17 AM
not sure what you mean to be honest. either way will work fine as long as the virus isn't stopping him from downloading/installing it.

LovingSticky
03-29-09, 02:08 PM
Best approach is to take out primary HDD from your friend machine, put it into a clean machine (as a secondary drive! do NOT boot from it!), and let Norton 2009 fully scan it and clean it.

nekrosoft13
03-29-09, 02:21 PM
Best approach is to take out primary HDD from your friend machine, put it into a clean machine (as a secondary drive! do NOT boot from it!), and let Norton 2009 fully scan it and clean it.

that is good first step, better when the virus is in-active on the hdd, then running on the pc and trying to scan/clean it.

crainger
03-29-09, 04:17 PM
Do what Sticky says and see how you go. A good cleaner is malware bytes for spy ware. oh and Hitman (it's a combo of several apps, but a little bloated).