my computer just started freezing

Dell / 5630
March 24, 2009 at 08:37:23
Specs: Windows XP
I got an alert that my machine is at risk because I have counterfeit windows. Since then my pc has been freezing ever so often and it just goes blank. Can you help me !!!!!

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March 24, 2009 at 11:39:43
You likely have some viruses since you would have had a counterfeit copy of windows and would not have been receiving updates and security patches.. therefore your pc would be a haven for hackers.

Solution.... copy your essential data to another drive or cd or external drive.
Format your computer, and install a LEGIT copy of windows or install Ubuntu Linux (I only recommend Ubuntu cause it's quite user friendly, there are many other good versions of Linux and Unix/BSD out there)

Then before you try to plug in that drive with your essential files you'll want to get some decent anti virus protection going. Most windows viruses won't run on linux, but it's not worth the risk. Scan it anyway.

You can get a legit copy of XP Home for around $100. Or you can download Ubuntu for free.

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