I was asked to resolve an issue with a friends win-XP PC last night. "My start bar has vanished"..... long story, but now it continually reboots with an error from lsass.exe appearing. (This started afer I chose - Start from last known good profile - )... anyway, I'm going to reinstall from scratch for him.
After installing a firewall, the first thing i plan to do is apply auto-updates and let it go to work. But, with all these viruses about, how can i try to secure the machine while downloading without being infected?
Download SP2 fromanother machine and burn to CD perhaps?