Linked by David Adams on Fri 25th Sep 2009 16:17 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A non-OSNews-reader asks: "I've got 5 PCs that I'm trying to use to train disadvantaged young people. The problem is they are riddled with viruses and a firewall blocks me from updating them. The people in charge of maintaining the PCs won't fix them or give me the admin password (Win XP) to let me install a new or updated antivirus. The centre is being shut down in a few months. If they were working, I could still do a lot with them, so I've been looking for a good online virus scan - but they all try to download a little .exe onto your PC first, and the settings on the PCs won't allow that. Suggestions? Solutions? Links?" Read on for our recommendation. Update: It appears that this question is part of an elaborate email scam designed to propagate malware. See here for details.
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RE[2]: Argh.
by NathanHill on Fri 25th Sep 2009 22:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Argh."
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Don't do anything.

What a great solution, I'm sure he never thought of that.


It's what the people in charge of the lab want him to do. And even if he fixes the problem, the computers get shut down in a few months. I mean, seriously, this isn't some heroic moment to show your computer skills. There are just much better battles to fight. Spend your positive energy in a place where people are going to appreciate it.

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