Avoiding the Chasm

December 2, 2005

Malware Recovery

Filed under: Technology — vextasy @ 4:40 pm

How does the ordinary non-technical PC user survive an attack by
spyware or a virus? Do they just ignore the problem? And if so, how
many people in the world are currently using PCs that are in some way
infected? Do they take the PC to their local PC shop, do they figure
out how to fix the problem or do they just live with it?

In the last two weeks I’ve seen two PCs become so infected by a
virus that the simplest remedy has been to re-install Windows XP and,
of course, that’s only the start of the problem. The operating system
is often the easiest part of a PC to restore. The applications are
frequently more troublesome.


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