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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:08 am

well here i will be adding some little things i have learnt about pc form my dad. my know what he is talking about when it comes to pc so this will help you lot.

when you cant get a game working or you install or uninstall a game use this CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com/ it will help a lot fix all the thing uninstallers leave and so on (Gunner will back me up on this it fixed his LineAge 2)
it is FREE


best anti-Virus is Kaspersky it is best in the world and that not me saying that look at this http://www.kaspersky.com/awards
you can buy it for 30 form http://www.kaspersky.com


DONTS

DO NOT BUY NORTON!!!!!!!!!

it may say it is good but it is not it slows you pc down a lot and will not pick up a lot of virus

Hope this helps you Very Happy

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Post  Smurfy on Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:38 am

Good guide there and i've heard a lot of great things about Kaspersky.

I personally use AVG Free Edition, you get quite a good program there for absolutely nothing and although it's maybe not pro like Kaspersky, it updates every day.

http://free.grisoft.com/

Spybot Search and Destroy is my spyware preventor, it can have some problems but generally serves me well. Also free.

http://www.spybot.com

ZoneAlarm is my firewall, being free again, serves my needs perfectly. It's generally secure and you can go onto a game mode too (although that's got its advantages and disadvantages).

http://www.zonealarm.com

Some free alternatives there incase your on a tight budget.

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:05 am

the thing is Kaspersky will do what the 3 programs do and 10x better Smile

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:48 am

Don't talk so bad about Norton...

ok it is really bad, but only for us who know at least a little about computers.. that program is awesome for lamers who know nothing about security, antivirus and firewalls. it makes the computer work 10x slower but it does its job, it protects them from nearly everything, even from themselves.


and, if you go to the kaspersky site, _of course_ it makes their antivirus look like it is the best one, that's called marketing Smile

if you want to compare go to some 3rd party site, there you'll get an unbiased opinion.

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Post  Smurfy on Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:58 am

Just to let you know about norton, i was installing some extras yesturday from my motherboard's driver disk and saw a anti-virus scanner. I wasn't really thinking so installed it and ta-da, norton appears. Took me a restart before it installed correctly, another after installing updates which i couldn't decline to and after uninstalling, it had to restart again. But the main difference was RAM.

Lot's of people say it's a RAM hogger, and i've finally seen why. I've got 2GB of RAM and it took up 10% of it. So if you have 1GB of RAM and most who are running norton do (or sometimes less), it is 20% of your ram, maybe more.

Considering windows takes up about 10-20% depending on which os your running, thats a lot of room it takes. So that might leave you with just under half of your ram used, fine, but what about your other programs? My RAM went up 10-15% more than normal, and wasn't with all my programs running either. I was lucky to have 70% of ram left with 2gb.

DONT DO IT PEOPLE!

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Post  Guest on Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:35 am

My 30 day trial of Macafee slowed the crap out of my budget rig.

the mean program was uninstalled on day 2 :p

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:36 am

Based on my experience, the best option is using some common sense while browsing the internet and downloading files, and not use any AV proggy at all Wink
Viruses arent as common as a lot of people seem to think...
And a third-party firewall isnt usually necessary either if you're behind NAT and your router and windows firewall are both on.

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:23 am

i agree on kaspersky yet i chose dr.web and trust me or not he is same good as kaspersky(and before you even start both are made by them) geek
as for kaspersky beeing bad... well since version 6 it is going downhill if you ask me

norton: omg how come everyone who has it allways runs around asking for help
avg: i'd say it is good but i rate it below norton for simple reason nothing can kill norton(pc terms speaking)

now what i sugest for any xp user with ram issues is freeramXP small neat and free utility cleans your ram allmost instantlyuse it before you start playing games for vista SuperRam(cost somethign though) but trial version is good

as for no AV option
well it suits me i visit only sites i have tested over the years and some news sites not every site google gives me
basicly if you are not "looking" for crack ---- serials keygens anything illegal anymore outside the known boundaries you are free not to use it
more coming:...

Ccleaner is basicly sugested by anyone... may i sugest somethign more drastic? delete your masterboot and reinstall windows only to windows directory cleans all old registry issues... also don't index file searches never, clean up temporary files atleast once a weak manualy(to not delete something you need)

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Post  Lord~Deathspeed on Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:29 am

I have AVG, with PCTOOLS spyyware doctor, and i have a active firewall, good combo(got AVG 8.0 for nothing) Wink I kicked out norton out of all the computers its ****

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Post  Lord'Doom on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:35 am

Avast me hearties! Use Avast tho srsly... And maybe Spywareguard or AdAware too.

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:26 am

as for security:
dont have a software firewall since i'm behind a router with NAT and a hardware firewall;
firefox with noScript + adBlock plugins help against evil scripts on pron&similar sites;
AVG Free edition since it's the best free virus scanner nowadays;
but most important is what Vlad said, turn on your brain while surfing the net

performance:
the times where registry cleaning made your pc faster are over since a long time despite what some software vendors say;
the best way to improve performance is to disable unneeded services and autostarts, how to disable services - read windows manual, to see all your autostarts and disable the unneeded ones use the tool "autoruns" from sysinternals (google it);
another good thing to do, especially if you're low on ram and windows uses the swap file all the time, is to create a separate partition for the swap file, it only needs 1-2gb and saves your windows a lot of swapping headache

about some other tips:
file indexing - no one _ever_ noticed the file search being faster if file indexing is enabled (which it is by default) so latvian is right there, you may safely disable it
temporary files: there is a folder in your user folder which the windows explorer will not show even if you tell it to show hidden files, you may navigate into it by hand though, just type the address in the address bar; a lot of temp files go there and you should clean this folder if you care about free hard disk space (this does not improve performance at all).
navigate to c:\docs & settings\<username>\local settings\temp, mark all files&folders there and delete them, some files might be in use and wont be deleteable, dont worry about the rest since its not needed by any programs anymore. i have seen computers with over 1gb of space wasted through this folder.

if you still need more disk space you can delete all the windows patch backups, you shouldn't uninstall them anyways so you can safely delete all the \windows\$NtUninstallxyz folders

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Post  Lord~Deathspeed on Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:02 am

LOL, yeah no ---- sites peeople Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:00 am

you can use (some of) those sites without problems if you have a script & adblocker

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:07 pm

...or if you know which ones are actually safe

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Post  Guest on Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:57 pm

And maybe Spywareguard or AdAware too.

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Post  Lord~Hughsinkler on Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:31 am

and yet again.....last post was in feb bro >.>

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Post  Guest on Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:13 am

and thats feb 2009!
those posts should be deleted & that account locked by the forum admin

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Post  Lord~Hughsinkler on Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:06 pm

a laugh a min u are flint lol

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Post  Guest on Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:47 am

no im not i resigned months ago from that job )

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Post  Lord~Hughsinkler on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:15 am

whos the forum admin then?

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Re: does and dont for pc

Post  Guest on Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:30 am

i dont know im not in active duty anymore, you guys have to figure that out for yourselves. i'd say DJ is?

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