How to reformat my Netbook

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Finally I got an adware in my computer which is very annoying. Sourse remains unknown to me yet.

I dont believe in anti-virus, so ill have to reformat it. It is MEDION E-1210 bought from sainsburys deal.

I got a few discs with it but dono what to do with them.

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I dont believe in anti-virus



Why?

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Predikuesi;5764981

Why?



just dont like them. how do i reformat my netbook now ?

Predikuesi;5764981

Why?



maybe he means the anti-christ

Wouldn't it be easier just to remove the adware?

I got a few discs with it but dono what to do with them


String them up in the garden to use as bird scarers.

OR...use the one that says 'Recovery Disk' to reset your netbook. Hopefully you will save all your important work before starting!

dandoc2;5764999

maybe he means the anti-christ



I don't get that one either!:thinking:

if its the same as most laptops / netbooks (if it is windows not linux) then after you have turned it on and are at the loading screen, if you keep pressing either F7, F8, F9, F10 or F11 (sorry cant narrow it down as it depends on the manufacturer) then it should make a really annoying beeping sound, this is that start process of the reformatting but you will have to do a little bit of it manually. Hope this helps mate

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cis_groupie;5765008

Wouldn't it be easier just to remove the adware?String them up in the … Wouldn't it be easier just to remove the adware?String them up in the garden to use as bird scarers.OR...use the one that says 'Recovery Disk' to reset your netbook. Hopefully you will save all your important work before starting!



yeh but netbook doesnot comes with a cd/dvd-rom

Predikuesi;5765011

I don't get that one either!:thinking:



lol

lol

If you'd use'd anti-virus maybe you wouldn't have the problem now.

If you really don't like anti-virus maybe you should be using linux (iptables will look after you!)

Put the restore disk in an external drive and restore your machine or download fedora 11 and install that instead!

gR8_mUndA;5765035

yeh but netbook doesnot comes with a cd/dvd-rom




If you have a PC then you can copy the disc over onto a media card or USB pen drive. It is a good idea to buy an external DVD/CD ROM.

gR8_mUndA;5765035

yeh but netbook doesnot comes with a cd/dvd-rom


Sorry - you confused me by originally saying that you had some disks with it.

gR8 why don't you like anti - virus .......... its an essential tool when using the internet

also you only have malware..... install superantispyware / ccleaner to remove it

takes 30 mins from your time to install some essential apps to protect your laptop

avast.com/eng…tml - avast anti virus - FREE
personalfirewall.comodo.com/ - comodo firewall - free
ccleaner.com/ - ccleaner - free
superantispyware.com/ - superanti spyware - free

using them tools will protect you online .... by not protecting yourself your leaving your laptop open to vuilnerabilities including malware... not all will be malicious but some will steal bank / cvard details / personal information or just break your laptop

for the price of well £0 you can protect yourself online ..... its suicide not to...

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cis_groupie;5765070

Sorry - you confused me by originally saying that you had some disks with … Sorry - you confused me by originally saying that you had some disks with it.



yeh i do.

this guy is a JOKE

cis_groupie;5765070

Sorry - you confused me by originally saying that you had some disks with … Sorry - you confused me by originally saying that you had some disks with it.



many of the cheaper netbooks like the eee, the medions don't come with cd drives... but come with recovery cd's

to use the cd's you will need to use an external cd drive (you can use the xbox360 hd -dvd drive) or transfer the cd's content to a usb pen

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wickedteen;5765107

this guy is a JOKE



any reason for getting personal ?

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faevilangel;5765109

many of the cheaper netbooks like the eee, the medions don't come with cd … many of the cheaper netbooks like the eee, the medions don't come with cd drives... but come with recovery cd'sto use the cd's you will need to use an external cd drive (you can use the xbox360 hd -dvd drive) or transfer the cd's content to a usb pen



sorry but i dont know about any netbook which comes with a drive

The Medion Netbook comes with a hidden recovery partition

I think the Medion can be restored to factory installation by pressing F3 during boot (and then following the on-screen instructions).

The manual can be downloaded from the support section from this website.
medion.co.uk/

Sin

gR8_mUndA;5765152

sorry but i dont know about any netbook which comes with a drive



the samsung nc's do

My Netbook has no CD/DVD drive but I use a USB pen and external drive to get software on it. Can you not do the same as has been suggest several times on here?

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faevilangel;5765173

the samsung nc's do



sorry, not for me

amazon.co.uk/Sam…1-1

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Predikuesi;5765211

My Netbook has no CD/DVD drive but I use a USB pen and external drive to … My Netbook has no CD/DVD drive but I use a USB pen and external drive to get software on it. Can you not do the same as has been suggest several times on here?



yeh the F3 will start the recovery process. I knew about the recover partition but I didnt know how to start it

Really? I beg to differ. You may get a bundle deal with a USB one, but the Samsung Netbooks I looked at never had any DVD drives in them. Example: youtube.com/wat…bRc

faevilangel;5765173

the samsung nc's do

Good luck mate :thumbsup:

gR8_mUndA;5765222

yeh the F3 will start the recovery process. I knew about the recover … yeh the F3 will start the recovery process. I knew about the recover partition but I didnt know how to start it

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Sin_of_nature;5765237

Good luck mate :thumbsup:



rep for u mate

Sin_of_nature;5765229

Really? I beg to differ. You may get a bundle deal with a USB one, but … Really? I beg to differ. You may get a bundle deal with a USB one, but the Samsung Netbooks I looked at never had an DVD drives in them. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT7ZXxkDbRc



ohhh im sure i read that they did ... oh well!

gr8 i don't see why you need to "refresh" your laptop..... just download the apps i linked too and it will clean your pc and secure you when online

No matter, he's found the answer he was looking for. :thumbsup:

The apps you linked to are very good, use them myself. On my netbook, I personally use Clamwin Anti-virus (free/opensource) though as it uses way less resources. Found AVG and Anti-vir had an effect on boot up speed and overall performance (The Atom is only a single core 1.6 after all).

Sin

Most malware & spyware and adware are NOT viruses and an anti virus program will probably NOT pick them up. Some AV tools search for spyware, some dont.

You need a specific anti malware / spyware product like Malwarebytes.

Microsoft provide Defender but I have no idea if it is any good or not because it has never actually found anything (that I am aware of).

I also use Spybot with Immunize to cover the Spyware issue. Immunize blocks all the common spyware sites (pop-ups..etc). My only issue with Windows Defender is that it has a habit of thrashing your disk when you dont want it to, but it does its job. Its on my proper machines but not my netbook.

You are correct, a lot spyware will not be found by Anti-virus software.

wickedteen;5765107

this guy is a JOKE



you are the joke mate

desi_stunner;5765499

you are the joke mate



hahahahaha ur so funny, NOT

wickedteen;5768165

hahahahaha ur so funny, NOT



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