And Yet Another Bout of Spyware Killing

…. this time on Firefly’s Granny’s computer. Another 9 critical updates to install. Another round with hijcackthis.exe and AVG and ad-aware. Another reboot and install dance. Yay.


I’m going to enable the firewall this time, and would love to run with least privilage as Dana has suggested, though not even Microsoft does this. However, I have a funny feeling that right click->runas… is a bit much for a lady in her 80’s who is about computer illiterate as you can get. I don’t forsee her installing much software mind you, but I’d really not have to explain what a password, right clicking, or “runas” is to her when that time comes. Hopefully nuking IE, OE, and installing the firewall will help out though.

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