what's a parent to do?

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Me: I talked to Lane today. He managed to solve the malware problem on his computer by himself.

Gerald: How?

Me: He did a lookup on the IP addresses associated with the ads, figured out what company they were from, and then searched for common .dll files associated with that company. He found four of them in his system32 directory and deleted them, then checked his registry to be sure there was nothing else from the company. Now everything works.

Gerald: What are we going to do about him?

Me: Well, we can talk to him about better safety and security practices and keeping his virus and malware scanners up to date.

Gerald: No, I mean what are we going to about having a kid who's such a [freak]ing genius with computers? It's scary.

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