Earning my dinner

We’re down visiting the in-laws today and I’ve spent a few hours fixing their PC and cleaning it up some. They got caught with virus definitions that fell ever so slightly behind the speed of new malware showing up and wound up with a pretty nasty trojan that killed their Internet access, disabled their AV, locked them out of the registry editor, etc. Eventually a combination of XP’s System Restore function and my own know-how, got things cleaned up, but if any of you are heading to visit family and know ahead of time that they are having problems, do what I wish I had done. Bring the USB hard drive so you can just backup their data and install Windows clean. It would take less time. 🙂

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