A tip that TDS-3 gave, but how do you do it?

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  1. Learner

    Learner Registered Member

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    TDS-3 gave a tip that the next time that you re-install Windows XP that you change the default directory to something else.

    The default is C:\WINDOWS, but instead of putting the OS in that directory you would re-install in a directory like C:\SOMAMA or anything, because most of the viruses are hard coded and if the C:\WINDOWS directory doesn't exist then the virus will not be able to function properly, hopefully.

    Is this true?

    And if so, how to accomplish this and any problems that you could think of?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Pilli

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    Hi Learner, The default is C:\program files\ :) I not not have TDS3 in the default folder and it causes no problems but you should uninstall the default installation then re-install in the new one.
    Most modern Trojans are not hard coded in the manner described but are more clever, though this advice still applies to some of the older Trojans.

    HTH Pilli
     
  3. Learner

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    Not for TDS-3.

    The suggestion was if you re-install the OS ( Operating System ), like Windows XP, that if you could re-install the WinXP in another folder, other than the default folder.

    In WinXP the OS installs in C:\WINDOWS, instead of installing the OS there that you can install the OS in another folder like C:\WLKLLIN or your choosing?

    The viruses are sent to look for programs in C:\WINDOWS and if the folder doesn't exist then the virus cannot function properly, right?

    Thanks for the input.
     
  4. Pilli

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    Sorry misunderstood you but yes it does give you some added security regarding some malware. I do not have windows XP SP2 in the default directory but that was for a different reason and it causes no problems for me.
     
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