Friday, November 27, 2009

Beginning work on "Geek-In-A-Box"

I have had this idea for a long time and finally decided to do this, I began work on a new project.

I call it Geek-In-A-Box, it's basically a program for technologically challenged people, or lazy people.
What my goal is with GiaB is to create a free program(or cheap program if I start selling it in stores) that will do all the maintenance of a computer for the user. Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Defragmentation, all in one program, now to make things easy, the program itself doesn't do the anti-virus nor anti-malware scanning, what it does is it will download the best free anti-virus and anti-malware program for you(requiring your consent). It will then attempt to schedule scans and updates for those programs, it will also defragment your computer on a certain day of the week at a certain time.

The Idea is simple, but you wouldn't believe how helpful that could be to non techies.

Another Idea along with that is the program will have a Scan button and an "OH SH!T!" button. The "OH SH!T!" button is for when you get a virus on your computer and you want to get rid of it as soon as possible, this button will guide the user through some steps to removing the virus, first starting with scanning the computer with several anti-virus programs, then if that fails, it will ask the user some questions about the virus's activity and attempt to lead the user in the right direction with the removal of the virus.

My program is currently at version 0.0.1

It's definitely in alpha right now it's not ready for use, it doesn't have any significant features yet, it's just in the design phase(I'm creating the GUI(Graphical User Interface))

I will post screenshots when I get further on in development, this is currently a hobby program so don't expect it to be worked on 24/7

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