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tickmike

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Helping with neighbours new laptop.
« on: October 14, 2010, 12:36:18 AM »

I'm Helping with a neighbours free new laptop obtained on the 'computers Home access' for there daughter.
At this point in time I do not know much about it only that they cannot get the T-mobile wireless dongle to work and I told them because the T-mobile signal is very weak around here it will not work so I said I will show then how to connect to there BT Broadband.
  
Just in case I need them I have downloaded and I will take with me on a USB stick, Firefox, Thunderbird, AVG, Zonealarm, Spybot, a2.

As I'm a bit out of date with MS security, can you think of any other important software I should take with me, Besides Linux he-he  :blush:
« Last Edit: October 20, 2010, 02:28:02 PM by tickmike »
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I RECOMMEND TRYING / USING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
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Re: Helping with neighbors new laptop.
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 06:58:23 AM »

Just download m/s security essentials,its free,low on resource hogging and gets very good press.

http://download.cnet.com/Microsoft-Security-Essentials/3000-2239_4-10969260.html

And then download Malwarebytes as an on demand scanner.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/
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Re: Helping with neighbors new laptop.
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 12:13:32 AM »

As it turned out I did not have to install any security software because they have to get the computer with the free grant from special firms that pre-install the software .

But I did install open office .
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I RECOMMEND TRYING / USING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet
 

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