|I'm an out-dated programmer[8080 assembly from the 80's] & desire to update. I am 66 yrs old.|
One of my computers has XP Home Edition that has been infected by: W32/Patached.A.gen!Camelot".
THE FOLLOWING IS BEFORE & AFTER XP SUPPORT WAS STOPPED.
I had bought & installed a protection package and the company did an upgrade that i didn't ask for, but it worked fine. Thought I got a great deal since the upgrade was free.
i found the "professional" version, bought it, installed it. Again everything worked fine.
Then another upgrade/update. But, this one was advertised via Gmail at full price, then 1/2 price and finally installed for free. Without my consent or asking for it!! Grrrr!!
During this install[version 14.5] a window opened briefly and quickly closed. I did catch this "0000000:00000000". This brings back memories. COM files started at memory 00000000; exe started at the word ORG. So, what I think I saw is at address 00000000 with 0000000 being the data in that address. I believe this is the monkey wrench!!! Am I wrong???
This update[version 14.5] stopped me from accessing it's Dashboard before, during and after W32/Patached.A.gen!Camelot attacked.
I was told to scan for malware but couldn't - I needed to use the Dashboard, which was not available. Camelot hit me 4 times. The 1st one messed up RPCSS.DLL
After paying more money to make use of their awesome support, 2 remote sessions[nothing fixed by the way]. After the 2nd session I am now stuck in SafeMode:Network with a few other problems added to the mess. Prior to the 2nd session I could communicate with my home network. Now of course I can't because of the Safe Mode. But, I can contact the bank to pay my bills, I can shop etc.
The Boot.ini has the following switches activated [after the 2nd session] Safemode:NETWORK /execute/NoExecute=alwaysoff.
I should stop at this point because I will need to go back to my notes & journals to complete the details of this mess with accuracy & order of events.
I hope this gives ya'all a good idea of where i'm coming from and how much I want to learn.
BTW: An old friend brought me a Dell 64 bit with Windows 7 Professional, which i've not been online yet. None the less I'm not about to give up on my machine with XP that used to work fine.
I also have a mac G3[400 mHz & 2 Dell Pent II's[400 mHz]. These are part of my music hobby. Been playing guitar for 44 years + Bass, keyboard & a lap top slide. I like to write songs & my network can handle this hobby. Have software that i don't want or need to replace as long as I stay with what works. But, I do need to connect them all to each other..
Can't get the Dell with Windows 7 Pro to talk to the Dell Pent II's[OS = Win98 SE]. XP Home edition[pent IV @ 2.0 GigHerz worked fine. Until "Camelot" came along.
If I can get my Xp machine back on track & use the Dell w/Win7 for on line duty & the addition of a crack at Linux. Will add a 80 Gig HDD for Linux. Am curious.
I understand that at my age if I pursue these objectives I have a good chance of growing new brain cells. Now that is a goal worth going after. Yes???
Thanks & have a great day
am looking forward to some "CHALLENGES"!!!!!!!!!!!!
BTW: I am using my Pent 4 @ 2.00 GigHertz
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