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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Why not just nuke your disk(command prompt at boot and use diskpart clean all: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Help Forums )

    Then reimage your drive with an older(known malware free) image.
    I would, Cliff, but she doesn't have anything like that. She's a pure novice, so, there are no backups, etc.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Next time, setup a safe DNS, preferably a family DNS (Norton/OpenDNS), it will block some of those webpages.
    Use some extensions to block tracking/malware webpages as well, apply filters like malware domains/spyware.

    You can allow only software with a valid certificate to prevent grandma from installing some of the junk.
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "ValidateAdminCodeSignatures" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    Thanks, Tairiku. I'll do that, then document it for her.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I would, Cliff, but she doesn't have anything like that. She's a pure novice, so, there are no backups, etc.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Any way I can keep her from clicking on every promising CrapApp out there?
    You can't, but you can turn on Defender's Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) protection.

    Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Wynona said:
    Any way I can keep her from clicking on every promising CrapApp out there?


    You can't, but you can turn on Defender's Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) protection.

    Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10
    Ooooohhh....
    There is a way.....
    First I use my HOSTS file, and then one of those browser extensions we are not allowed to talk about, and ONLY turn on the malware protection section in the filter list:
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #16
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    Thank you, Cliff!

    Windows 10 is clean installed and I'm hunting down stuff to keep her safe now.

    Which brings up another question:

    I know about Unchecky and Ccleaner (not sure she could handle that one; may be dangerous) and a few others, but would appreciate suggestions for safety measures.

    Thanks everyone; you're helping me a lot.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #17
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    Setup CCleaner's shortcut to turn off a computer with.

    Code:
    "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /auto /shutdown
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Thank you, Cliff!

    Windows 10 is clean installed and I'm hunting down stuff to keep her safe now.

    Which brings up another question:

    I know about Unchecky and Ccleaner (not sure she could handle that one; may be dangerous) and a few others, but would appreciate suggestions for safety measures.

    Thanks everyone; you're helping me a lot.
    I sent you a file in Skype with the HOSTS file from MVPS
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Windows 10 is clean installed and I'm hunting down stuff to keep her safe now.
    I would make room for a data partition and save a system image of the clean machine to it (using your preferred imaging software). This is effectively your personal 'factory reset' partition. Then the important step to hide it from prying eyes and/or idle curiosity - use Disk Management and remove it's drive letter!

    To the uninitiated it will be invisible, but it will save you a lot of time if/when the inevitable happens again
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