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    A thread for folk to ask for computer help from more knowledgeable people.

    First off, if you don't have anti-virus protection, smack yourself on the back of the head.

    Avast is excellent. I use it and it's free

    AVG is good too. Free. Seems to use a bit more of the computers processing power than Avast does, but if you have a surplus that's not an issue.

    Malwarebytes. Also free. Zaps malware and spyware.

    So use this thread to ask computer related questions, and those that know the answers will likely answer.
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    Good idea Dave I like to use this ,my neighbor uses it also ,but on his wifes old laptop it just made things slower.

    http://www.iobit.com/advancedsystemcareper.html
    It's time to completely fix your slow PC!
    Advanced SystemCare Free (formerly Advanced WindowsCare Personal) has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. With over 100 MILLION downloads since 2006, this fantastic, award-winning, free PC repair software is a "must-have" tool for your computer. 100% safe with no adware, spyware, or viruses; a PC maintenance program that's incredibly easy to use.
    Why waste money on expensive "registry cleaners" to fix your PC when Advanced SystemCare Free will repair, tune, and maintain it for you – for free!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluerose View Post
    Good idea Dave I like to use this ,my neighbor uses it also ,but on his wifes old laptop it just made things slower.

    http://www.iobit.com/advancedsystemcareper.html
    It's time to completely fix your slow PC!
    Advanced SystemCare Free (formerly Advanced WindowsCare Personal) has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. With over 100 MILLION downloads since 2006, this fantastic, award-winning, free PC repair software is a "must-have" tool for your computer. 100% safe with no adware, spyware, or viruses; a PC maintenance program that's incredibly easy to use.
    Why waste money on expensive "registry cleaners" to fix your PC when Advanced SystemCare Free will repair, tune, and maintain it for you – for free!
    CCleaner is also great. Free also. But be careful. If you don't want cookies deleted, unckeck that.

    There's also ATF Cleaner Also good, but I like CCleaner better.
    Last edited by DaveP; Thu, May 24th, 2012 at 07:12 AM.

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    So, if I get this right, I can download free protection that will cover everything I need? My coverage runs out in 5 days.





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    yes, you download avast once but every year you have to re-register it (don't worry, it's free), it updates automatically while you're online (scared the crap outta me the first time lol), they also send you notices when you have to download an upgrade
    malwarebytes you update every couple/few days before you run a check on your system, they're both easy peasy programs


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    Thank you all for this thread. I'm a real computer dummy and have been having some issues with my laptop. It keeps dropping the internet connection. But I have used my Viao system to check everything and it say's everything is good. It only happens on this computer, not on my ipad or my husbands netbook. I am wondering if it has something to do with swagbucks as my search engine? It can get very frustrating when it happens 10 or 12 times a day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Smyth View Post

    LOLOL!! Patty, this is ALWAYS how I "say" his name when I type it!!! Good find!
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    i have used avast for about 5 yrs. never had a problem!
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    Hello Dave, i need some help.

    how do i get crumbs out of my keyboard? :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by anisa View Post
    Hello Dave, i need some help.

    how do i get crumbs out of my keyboard? :D
    Use a mouse :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by anisa View Post
    Hello Dave, i need some help.

    how do i get crumbs out of my keyboard? :D
    Gravity works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollyquaiscer View Post
    Thank you all for this thread. I'm a real computer dummy and have been having some issues with my laptop. It keeps dropping the internet connection. But I have used my Viao system to check everything and it say's everything is good. It only happens on this computer, not on my ipad or my husbands netbook. I am wondering if it has something to do with swagbucks as my search engine? It can get very frustrating when it happens 10 or 12 times a day!
    Im having the same problem..so frustrating. I dont use the swagbucks toolbar, but thought maybe it was because I updated ie
    JOIN UP! EASY GIFT CARDS!TRY OUT SWAGBUCKS Use my referral link and you get 300 SB just for joining.thats enough for a $3 amazon gift card, and that’s just a start!!http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/swaggb

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollyquaiscer View Post
    Thank you all for this thread. I'm a real computer dummy and have been having some issues with my laptop. It keeps dropping the internet connection. But I have used my Viao system to check everything and it say's everything is good. It only happens on this computer, not on my ipad or my husbands netbook. I am wondering if it has something to do with swagbucks as my search engine? It can get very frustrating when it happens 10 or 12 times a day!
    Quote Originally Posted by miztia View Post
    Im having the same problem..so frustrating. I dont use the swagbucks toolbar, but thought maybe it was because I updated ie
    I don't have a laptop, so unfortunately can't help with that one. Anybody else?

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