Long story short. My Vostro Lappy has either got corrupted or infected. Either way, I've struggled with it long enough and gonna reinstall XP with SP2 from my original discs. (Yes - it is an original XP disc - one of a very few I have!!!!!!)
So currently backing up as much as I can.... the obvious saves are easy. Finding everything is a bit more problematical. So gonna try to save an image using Ghost Portable. Not sure if I can get stuff back from the image (rather than just ghost a drive) but will soon find out! Anyone used it?
OK, once its on the machine and current drivers installed, I'm gonna ghost that also (to save time if it messes up again.) I'll repeat this once I have the basic software installed I need (eg Adobe CS4 packages, MS Office etc)
Now here's the real question.....
What combination or all in one solution would you recommend for Anti-Virus / Anti Malware? I was using Avast - but currently AVG Pro...... whether or not the current problems are due to its failings (rather than just a corruption) I don't know. But would rather fix it once and for all and start afresh with a better set of protection.
PS No trolling please