How about booting with Fedora on a stick?

I can create one for you if you like.


On Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 05:12:41PM -0700, Bob Scofield wrote:
> Here's an update.  The idea of installing Chrome as a temporary fix does not
> work.  Chrome will not even come up when I click on the icon.
> Bob
> On 06/02/2018 04:55 PM, Bob Scofield wrote:
> > I've got an infected Linux desktop and I don't have the technical
> > expertise to fix it.  I live in Woodland and I'm willing to hire someone
> > to come over here to fix it.  So I'll explain the problem and then
> > explain what I think I can do on my own, but if that won't work I would
> > like some professional help.
> > 
> > I was on the CNN news website and saw an article with a title something
> > like "Mama Bear Hugs Man Who Saved Cubs."  I wanted to read the article,
> > but checked out another story first.  Then I could no longer find the
> > bear story on the CNN website.  So I Googled and found it.
> > 
> > When I clicked on the link to the story or video or whatever it is,
> > Firefox crashed.  It crashed permanently.  If I try to start Firefox all
> > I get is the "Mozilla Crash Report."  I've removed Firefox 3 times. 
> > I've purged Firefox twice.  I've reinstalled and the problem persists.
> > 
> > In the meantime I tried to read the story with Chromium.  Chromium now
> > constantly crashes.  It will not stay up for more than about 30 seconds.
> > 
> > What's more, Cinnamon (I'm using Linux Mint) is now crashing every once
> > and awhile and I've never seen Cinnamon crash before.
> > 
> > One idea I have is to reinstall Linux Mint.  But /home is on a separate
> > partition.  And I've got a feeling that if I reinstall, then something
> > in /home/.mozilla will prevent Firefox from working. So if I do a
> > reinstall, do I first wipe out /.mozilla?
> > 
> > I've got ESET Linux antivirus on this computer and it didn't find
> > anything during an in-depth scan.
> > 
> > This is a dual boot system.  I use Windows 7 for work.  Given that
> > Windows 7 is expiring next January I was planning on taking some time in
> > November to re-partition this computer to wipe out the Windows partition
> > and use Windows 7 in Virtualbox (keeping Windows more isolated from the
> > Internet).  So I guess I could download Chrome and use it until I do
> > this big computer switch in November. But even then I have to worry
> > about whether .mozilla should be deleted.
> > 
> > If one of these fixes don't seem like they'd work, please contact me and
> > I'll hire you to drive over and do the fix.
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > Bob
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