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Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...

I would appreciate any help.

I have problems knowing what to tinker with on my computer and what to leave alone.

How do you know what programs are legit and which are not.
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Re: Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
If you put them there or not is how I know. hf
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Don't touch c:\windows unless you know what you are doing.
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Re: Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
Tom's hardware.Com (yes its about computers)

Bleeping computer.com
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Re: Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
If you put them there or not is how I know. hf
 Quoting: Seeker of Truth


Thanks for answering.

I had a program called Bonjour. I did not know what it was. I was hesitant to remove it because,I have removed programs and then bam computer is down. I latter found out that Bonjour was a monitoring program from installing I-tunes.rrrrr
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Re: Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
Do a factory refresh. That worked for me.
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Re: Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
Tom's hardware.Com (yes its about computers)

Bleeping computer.com
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 889938


Thanks hf I'll check them out..
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UFO's
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Imagine if everyone here apologized for being off topic?

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Tom's hardware.Com (yes its about computers)

Bleeping computer.com
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 889938


Thanks hf I'll check them out..
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You're welcome. Great sites with forums.
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If you put them there or not is how I know. hf
 Quoting: Seeker of Truth


Thanks for answering.

I had a program called Bonjour. I did not know what it was. I was hesitant to remove it because,I have removed programs and then bam computer is down. I latter found out that Bonjour was a monitoring program from installing I-tunes.rrrrr
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Bonjour is an apple program for network discovery. hf
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Re: Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...

I would appreciate any help.

I have problems knowing what to tinker with on my computer and what to leave alone.

How do you know what programs are legit and which are not.
 Quoting: Squidbillie Girl


It's pointless trying to tinker with it yourself. Most malicious programs disguise themselves as legitimate software anyway. You're not going to know just by looking.

Make sure to at least run MalwareBytes (free) once a month as that will catch 90% of the stuff out there. Other than that, keep everything backed-up!

It's a bit like credit card fraud. You WILL get caught out one day. You just have to be prepared and have everything ready in place so that you can get back to "normal" ASAP.
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Re: Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...

I would appreciate any help.

I have problems knowing what to tinker with on my computer and what to leave alone.

How do you know what programs are legit and which are not.
 Quoting: Squidbillie Girl


It's pointless trying to tinker with it yourself. Most malicious programs disguise themselves as legitimate software anyway. You're not going to know just by looking.

Make sure to at least run Malware Bytes (free) once a month as that will catch 90% of the stuff out there. Other than that, keep everything backed-up!

It's a bit like credit card fraud. You WILL get caught out one day. You just have to be prepared and have everything ready in place so that you can get back to "normal" ASAP.
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Thanks, I'll check that out. cheers
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Re: Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
Having worked in a variety of computer
repair shops over the years, the best advice
is to find a geek who you trust and keep a
lot of beer and pizza on hand

After seeing what happens to people's computers
when they are brought into repair places, I would
never advise anyone to allow anybody that they did
not know and trust to touch their computer

It may sound paranoid but it's the safest way
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Do a factory refresh. That worked for me.
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cruise

But seriously...dont do this
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Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...

I would appreciate any help.

I have problems knowing what to tinker with on my computer and what to leave alone.

How do you know what programs are legit and which are not.
 Quoting: Squidbillie Girl


Computers are so cheap now that if rebooting doesn't fix it, then just throw it away and buy a new one.
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Re: Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...

I would appreciate any help.

I have problems knowing what to tinker with on my computer and what to leave alone.

How do you know what programs are legit and which are not.
 Quoting: Squidbillie Girl


Computers are so cheap now that if rebooting doesn't fix it, then just throw it away and buy a new one.
 Quoting: BRIEF



1rof1

Sounds like a plan..
"The entire world is driven by a will, blind and ruthless, in order to transcend the limitations of that world, you need to stop willing, stop desiring, stop hating." Lao Ma
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Re: Slightly OT... Where is the best place to get help with computer problems...
Having worked in a variety of computer
repair shops over the years, the best advice
is to find a geek who you trust and keep a
lot of beer and pizza on hand

After seeing what happens to people's computers
when they are brought into repair places, I would
never advise anyone to allow anybody that they did
not know and trust to touch their computer

It may sound paranoid but it's the safest way
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 47778161


I agree with that..
"The entire world is driven by a will, blind and ruthless, in order to transcend the limitations of that world, you need to stop willing, stop desiring, stop hating." Lao Ma





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