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<p>with my school computer out of commission until <em>at least</em> the beginning of next week combined with the fact that my IT person is going to KILL me when I bring her my computer to be de-infected again, I decided to break down and get a laptop to use at home for all of my "personal" stuff. </p>
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<p>this is the 3rd time I've gotten a major virus over the summer bc the anti virus software doesn't work unless I'm connected to the network at school.  each time, my computer had to wiped clean.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>I got <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Celeron%26%23174%3B+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+2GB+Memory+/+250GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/9988402.p?id=1218205766215&skuId=9988402" target="_blank">this</a><span style="display:none;">.  . . </span> it has windows 7 and office 2007 on it.  is it wrong that I don't like them and would like to have the old school stuff on my computer??</p>
 

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<p>We got a new pc and windows 7 doesn't seem bad actually.  I have 2007 at work and don't love it either, but it will take getting used to.  </p>
<p>make sure you get some GOOD virus software on your PC and firewall program, and keep them updated and learn how to use them.  If you get a major problem on your PERSONAL pc, you'll be happy you did. Also, invest in an external drive and backup important stuff often. <br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>crazyfrog</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69403/i-got-a-new-computer#post_1932146"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>with my school computer out of commission until <em>at least</em> the beginning of next week combined with the fact that my IT person is going to KILL me when I bring her my computer to be de-infected again, I decided to break down and get a laptop to use at home for all of my "personal" stuff. </p>
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<p>this is the 3rd time I've gotten a major virus over the summer bc the anti virus software doesn't work unless I'm connected to the network at school.  each time, my computer had to wiped clean.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>I got <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Celeron%26%23174%3B+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+2GB+Memory+/+250GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/9988402.p?id=1218205766215&skuId=9988402" target="_blank">this</a><span style="display:none;">.  . . </span> it has windows 7 and office 2007 on it.  is it wrong that I don't like them and would like to have the old school stuff on my computer??</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AdCo</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69403/i-got-a-new-computer#post_1932465"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><p>We got a new pc and windows 7 doesn't seem bad actually.  I have 2007 at work and don't love it either, but it will take getting used to.  </p>
<p>make sure you get some GOOD virus software on your PC and firewall program, and keep them updated and learn how to use them.  If you get a major problem on your PERSONAL pc, you'll be happy you did. Also, invest in an external drive and backup important stuff often. <br>
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It took me months to get used to 2007, which seemingly overnight became our company standard.  Once I added all the things I normally use to the quick access toolbar, and minimized the ribbon ... it was MUCH better.</p>
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<p>I use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and keep protection running.  After having my personal pc infected via file transfer (from a website I maintain - our host ended up with an infected server),  and having to rebuild my entire laptop, it was worth the extra $. So far it seems to catch everything.</p>
 

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<p>Come on, you have teenage son.. I'm sure that's how you got the "virus." <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif" title=""><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jensparks</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69403/i-got-a-new-computer#post_1932474"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><p><br><br>
It took me months to get used to 2007, which seemingly overnight became our company standard.  Once I added all the things I normally use to the quick access toolbar, and minimized the ribbon ... it was MUCH better.</p>
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<p>I use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and keep protection running.  After having my personal pc infected via file transfer (from a website I maintain - our host ended up with an infected server),  and having to rebuild my entire laptop, it was worth the extra $. So far it seems to catch everything.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AdCo</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69403/i-got-a-new-computer#post_1932480"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Come on, you have teenage son.. I'm sure that's how you got the "virus." <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif" title=""><br>
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Nope, he doesn't use my laptop!  :)<br>
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<p>Another thing that you should do is backup your PC periodically as Images - meaning you get an "Image" of your system on your external backup drive.  If you then get a bad virus, you can simply restore your system from the most recent Image backup and it goes back to exactly that state.  Voila.  No virius.</p>
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<p>Then of course you'll need to restore from your regular backup whatever files you've updated/created since the Image was saved to bring them up to the latest and greatest ...</p>
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<p>Another thing to consider is getting online backup for your data - things like fires, thefts, and/or backup hard drives going bad do happen and its nice to have a third place to have your important stuff JIC the worse happens</p>
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<p>Carbonite has all those radio ads and the like...I went with Backblaze and have been happy with it</p>
 
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