Much as the title reads My computer(win 7 boot) started acting strange though no matter how much I scanned it and with(MS Defender Offline, Kaspersky Rescue and Clam AV which ran from my Dualboot of Ubuntu) everything came up clean.
By strange I mean things like device manager erroring out, other random errors that just made it seem like the system was compromised, so I pulled out a Ubuntu boot stick and wiped the drive with ‘shred -z’ which overwrote the drive three times before overwriting it with straight zeros.
After that I decided it was time to learn Windows 8 as I am the go to IT person for my and my wifes family, and staying behind the curve wont do me any good. So I Grabbed my copy of Win 8 and stuck it in, installed it, placed my antivirus, and could not get the system to update for the life of me.
Research, Madness and multiple computer threats later, I happened apon a page from my google search that stated if you have something, In my case my router, filtering active x to turn it off, Windows 8 will not update if you filter Active X, which has always been enabled in my Router and never caused an Issue in Win 7, never the less after disabling it Windows 8 updated and allowed me to install Media center.
That was Just Windows, I plan to install Kali Linux as well and see how it pans out as a daily driver as apposed to my old setup of Win/Ubuntu/BackTrack, If Kali will function as I need it to Ubuntu will go to the way side, With Kali I also plan to look into using an encrypted LVM to store it.
This is all for now,