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Old 03-08-2017, 16:02   #1
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Stick to repair infected computers.

I was half asleep when I heard an advert about a stick that you can place into a computer to repair it if it's been infected.

Anyone know anything about this?
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Old 03-08-2017, 19:06   #2
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I was half asleep when I heard an advert about a stick that you can place into a computer to repair it if it's been infected.

Anyone know anything about this?
Nothing new. I've had one for at least 5 yrs. Basically the stick contains a bootable antivirus programme which will update it's virus database on booting the PC then run a scan and remove or quarantine any virus it finds.
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Re: Stick to repair infected computers.

Thanks Pip, can you recommend one?

I'm looking to buy one for my niece's laptop. I want to also get one for my tablet in case something happens.
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Thanks Pip, can you recommend one?

I'm looking to buy one for my niece's laptop. I want to also get one for my tablet in case something happens.
Just buy a memory stick and load this onto it. No need to spend money when it's free.
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:13   #5
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Re: Stick to repair infected computers.

Thank you
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Old 04-08-2017, 20:02   #6
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Re: Stick to repair infected computers.

Avast does this at start up (Boot time scan) and its free.
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Avast does this at start up (Boot time scan) and its free.
Totally different.
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