Re: Must switch to Ubuntu in a hurry.
If you have access to a Windows PC, then download and burn the ISO files for either Kaspersky Rescue CD or AVG antivirus. Both are available for free. Once you have those, boot from those CDs and run antivirus scans of your PC.
Originally Posted by pcallanan
The irony is that both of those use Linux to boot and run. But that way, they don't get infected as easily as running Windows.
Also, I didn't notice what version of Windows you were running, but if it's Win7, when your PC is up and working again, in the Start area, enter "disk cleanup" and when that starts, run it. That will list stuff you can delete to recover some hard drive space. Also, if you have System Restore enabled, look for the option of removing old Restore Points. Those will also free up some hard drive space.
Ubuntu 17.04 Mate, Mint 18.1 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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