Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,
Kate
kate_nepveu

TeamViewer + Malwarebytes = awesome

I have just used the dead-simple remote access program TeamViewer and the anti-malware program from Malwarebytes to, I hope, eradicate the nasty Personal Antivirus from my mother's computer, and TeamViewer in particular is going to be the Best Thing Ever now that I am my mother's tech support. I highly recommend it.

(I say "I hope" because the computer needed a reboot and I told her that she should go on with her grocery shopping as planned, so I can't see the results until she gets back home.)

But speaking of tech support, does anyone have any idea why her Windows XP machine won't automatically reconnect to a network drive? Dad set up her backups to an Iomega networked external hard drive, and the thing refuses to reconnect when she restarts her computer even though it's been told to save the username & password and automatically reconnect or whatever, which leads to the failure of backups and much aggravation. Frankly I'm thinking that I will just move the external hdd to be directly connected to her computer, since there's no need for it to be networked any more—it has a USB port, I assume I can do that—but in the meantime, if anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it.

Tags: tech
Subscribe

  • Temeraire Reread finished; Toast Retrospectives ongoing

    I finally put up the spoiler post about the conclusion to the series, League of Dragons, today. (Here's the entirely-spoiler-free review if that's…

  • cheering links

    I just collected these in a comment to a locked post, so before I go to bed, let me dump them here, slightly tidied because I have a problem: Ann…

  • links links links

    I have to start generating draft post link dumps as I post things to G+. On movies: You should be reading Wesley Morris, who won a Pulitzer…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments