I’ve remembered years ago when I’m still a noob in digital knowledge. I’ve had some issues back then, it’s not as far as internet issues, more like inside problems. I always thought that having antivirus is essential for your computer. Since I didn’t know the details, I’ve installed two different antivirus in computer. The operating system is still Windows XP back then. After I installed those antivirus, I was so happy and I can relax knowing that the computer is safe.
It worked well for few days. One day when I tried to turn on the computer, the booting process takes so long. I was curious for what happen, so when I log on to the computer, I started antivirus scan. Results shows that there are no threat detected and I was relieved. My thought that it is just a downtime for the computer and nothing to worry about.
After few days, when I turned on the computer, the booting stuck on the Windows Logo. After about thirty minutes, I restarted the computer forcefully. But the result still stayed the same. It can’t even log on to the user account. It got me so confused back then.
For days I’ve been trying to find out about the problems in the internet. It turned out that I found an article regarding to the problem I had. The cause of the problems is having more than one different antivirus installed on Windows operating system. The only way to fix it is to boot from Windows XP CD. It’s similar to reinstalling your Windows OS. That’s what I did because I don’t want anymore headaches.
After I reinstalled it, the computer successfully booted. So, I quickly uninstalled the antivirus. It was a learning experience indeed. I will always remember that and I am more comfortable with minimum antivirus software. The computer works fine even though it sends pop up message that the computer is at security risk and stuff. Other than that, it doesn’t effect the way I’m using my computer. I always try to keep confidential information from network. It is a suitable way for me to protect the computer rather than trusting it in automated programs to protect your computer.
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AKE Group, “Assuring Integrity: Integrated Risk Solutions” http://www.akegroup.com/.
Bennet Gavrish, “Troubleshooting A Windows XP Freeze After An Antivirus Install” http://www.ehow.com/how_6692131_troubleshooting-freeze-after-antivirus-install.html.
Mathew J. Schwartz, “Ten Ways To Mitigate Your Security Risks” http://www.informationweek.com/news/201806086.
The Trident Group, “Security Risk Migration” http://www.ttgltd.com/SecRiskMit.htm.