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Chapter 1. Desktop Annoyances > MAINTENANCE ANNOYANCES

MAINTENANCE ANNOYANCES

RECOVERING FROM A VIRUS

The Annoyance:

I caught a virus from an email attachment. My anti-virus utility found it and supposedly erased it, but now my system stutters and coughs and crashes left and right. Do I need to wipe the hard drive and reload the operating system from scratch?

The Fix:

Even when anti-virus tools manage to locate and eradicate a virus, it can still irreparably damage critical files. This can cause all kinds of system problems and force you to start from scratch. But before you throw in the towel, do a last-minute sanity check.


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