[Thinkpad] Protection software (?)

Alex Austin circuitsoft.alex at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 22:07:29 CDT 2007

Get a tomsrtbt or other bootable linux floppy
Partition the hard drive half/half
Make the second partition an "invisible FAT" (option in Linux FDisk)
When the computer is set up correctly, mirror the first partition to the
Have the second available to mirror back to the first in case of screwup.

fdisk /dev/hda - to edit partition table
When that's done, install Win98

To mirror:
cat /dev/hda1 > /dev/hda2

To restore:
cat /dev/hda2 > /dev/hda1

For windows-only options, I strongly recommend ESET NOD32 Antivirus
(payware) and HijackThis anti-spyware.

- Alex

On 4/27/07, David Perry <dperry2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also add SpywareGuard http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/products.html,
> SpywareBlaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/, and consider the
> Winhelp MVPS HOSTS file addition
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm, and HijackThis
> http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/programs.php.
> If you're truly paranoid, try RootkitRevealer
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Security/RootkitRevealer.mspx
> and/or F-Secure BlackLight Rootkit
> http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/, and if you're really paranoid and
> truly geeky, IceSword
> http://www.antirootkit.com/software/IceSword.htm.
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- Alex Austin
Circuitsoft Computer Services
(651) 238-9273

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