[rescue] timothy b has sent you a private message

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Jun 3 19:37:14 CDT 2007

On Sunday 03 June 2007 17:52, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I have a PC that I want to "rescue" (I use that term very carefully
> around here), it has a hyperthreading 2.4 GHz P4, gig of RAM, DVD
> burner, 2x 80 Gig HDs, a nice ATI X300 video card and a *butt load* of
> bad goo from the Internet. I just haven't gotten around to powering it
> up off-line, saving my text & other personal files off to DVD and
> flatten the sucker. Everytime I tried to use it, the machine would
> just vomit up numerous "anti-virus" ads and other "special" offers...
> Oh, and the browser was hijacked so it was almost completely
> useless...

Why don't you just boot Knoppix and use that to copy what you care about 

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