"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Wed, 22 Jul 2009 16:04:02 +0100, "Josh Reece"
> <joshreece1xx1@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > On Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:30:51 +0100, "Josh Reece"
>> > <joshreece1xx1@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> I've been one of the unfortunates who has had a lot of problems with
>> >> Vista
>> >> (Home Premium version). Windows 7 won't be out till October, but I
>> >> need a
>> >> new computer now. What is the general opinion about Vista Business?
>> >> Any
>> >> good, or is it similarly plagued by problems?
>> > Two points, and a question.
>> > 1. Although *you* call it "plagued by problems," not all of us do. I
>> > have had no problems with Vista on two machines here, nor on the
>> > computers of several others I've installed it on.
>> I'm glad for you.
>> If you are having
>> > problems, it's highly likely that your problems are caused by things
>> > other than Vista--for example, malware infection.
>> I have a good antivirus program (Panda), and I do frequent scans.
> An anti-virus program, but no anti-spyware programs? Viruses are only
> *one* kind of malware; spyware is another kind (and a very common kind
> these days). If you have no anti-spyware software, my guess that you
> are infected with malware is greatly strengthened.
>> > 2. Vista Home Premium and Vista Business are identical except that
>> > Business has extra features. Changing to Business will not eliminate
>> > any problems.
>> > Q. Why do you think you need a new computer? You shouldn't replace a
>> > computer just because you think the operating system is causing you
>> > problems.
>> I need a new computer because I want a laptop with an extended keyboard.
> OK, but let me point out that your original post made it sound like
> you wanted a new computer because of the problems you were having with
> the existing one.
Well, it was another factor.
However, since my earlier posts things have got a lot worse.
I took the malware point seriously. I downloaded Spyware Doctor from PC
Tools because they have a good rep. The first scan turned up 200+
infections, including an alarming Application.007_Keylogger, with a High
threat rating. However, when I then bought the product in order to eliminate
the dangers, the programme re-ran itself somehow, and the keylogger didn't
show up afterwards. After eliminating all the infections, I rebooted, ran
Vista Mail, and got a BSD.
I then tried to restore all the files in quarantine, only to find the
quarantine hold was empty.
I then used System Restore to restore to an earlier point. I got the
System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files
and settings were not changed.
Details: An unspecified error occurred during the System Restore.
I tried a different restore point, and got the same message.
Actually, I had this problem some months back - round about the time when my
system really slowed drastically. After trying all the available restore
points, I deleted the lot in the hope that this would rectify the problem. I
now suspect there's a connection between the inability to restore earlier
setups and the slowness.
> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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