cleanup viruses w/ free AV & spy programs

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Old 01-30-06, 06:50 AM
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cleanup viruses w/ free AV & spy programs

I have a Dell latitude laptop w/ 2000 pro operating system. I have 2 virus--trojan & spybot 32 and approx. 30 spyware viruses in my 3 yr old laptop. My Norton Anti Virus program lapsed 4 months ago and I would like to download a free Anti Virus and spyware program to clean it up. Which ones would you suggest
 
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Old 01-30-06, 07:10 AM
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Format and start over?
For anitvirus I use the FREE version of AVG.

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1
 
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If I fromat and start over, will I lose all of the infromation; i.e., files, pictures, contacts(palm)?
 
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Well now you know why you shouldn't let your anti-virus subscription expire. Too bad you learned the hard way.

Yes, if you format and start over you will lose everything. However, you should be able to backup everything first. In fact, you already should have backups in case the hard drive fails. This is especially true with a laptop. A three year old computer is due for a reformat and reinstall anyway. Actually, it was due at least a year ago.
 
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Would you suggest upgrading to XP format?
 
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I do not recommend upgrading to Windows XP. If you want Windows XP, I recommend buying a new PC.
 
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