Recent content by JoelM

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    Which Anti-Virus do You Use?

    You state your opinions then you retreat without trying to get both of us to understand both sides fully. That, my friend, is not a discussion, that is trying to argue just to argue in itself instead of trying to bring understanding, knowledge, and sharing of experience. I'm sorry I wasted my...
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    Which Anti-Virus do You Use?

    Can you explain in a little more detail of how one infected computer can spread a virus through the Internet to another computer that has an antivirus? I am trying to understand what you are thinking because I am clearly not seeing something that you are seeing. What I'm asking for is...
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    Which Anti-Virus do You Use?

    Lol. What? If I got a virus that an antivirus would catch then how is that going to infect a computer with an antivirus? By "Net" do you mean my own personal LAN? Any computer outside of my LAN has a firewall to protect it or it's most likely already been infected. Maybe you are taking about...
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    Which Anti-Virus do You Use?

    You are right that I'm basing my opinion on what my experience has been. I have faith that my web browser's sandbox will block every known security risk and patches will fix exploits as they are discovered. It is true that I'm at risk of hitting an exploit before it has been patched, but the...
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    Which Anti-Virus do You Use?

    MSE/Windows Defender on Windows 8. Free and doesn't affect system performance much. It does good at finding malware. In reality I personally don't really need an antivirus because I've only seen a system exploit once on a computer without the latest updates. Sent from my LG-LS970 using...
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    Remove everything and reinstall

    I forgot to mention that the product key is in the computer's flash memory instead of on a sticker like Windows 7 and earlier. If you can borrow a Windows 8 install DVD it will automatically find the product key and activate. You can download a Windows 8 disc image and burn it to a DVD-R or...
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    Remove everything and reinstall

    From the control panel (the "new style", not the one you can find on Windows 7) you can do a factory reset. I don't know off the top of my head what tab it's in, but it's there if the OEM hasn't removed the option. There's also the hidden partition that has been mentioned already. It can...
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    Driver help

    Have you tried disabling your integrated graphics from the BIOS? Sometimes there are conflicts between onboard graphics and graphics cards. Sent from my LG-LS970 using WindowsForum mobile app
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    Probably getting hacked boldly. I need help ASAP please!

    What you are seeing is the administrators user group, not an actual user account. This group exists on all Windows computers and is not something to worry about. It's there so all users who are administrators, current and ones created in the future, can have the same permissions. Sent from my...
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