• Do I need Norton?

    It came installed on my computer, and I was given a free pass to use it for a time. The time is up, and the constant barrage of pop-ups are quite annoying. Is there any reason to keep it? I just use the free windows defender thing. Thanks!
    It came installed on my computer, and I was given a free pass to use it for a time. The time is up, and the constant barrage of pop-ups are quite annoying. Is there any reason to keep it? I just use the free windows defender thing. Thanks!
    12 answers · 17 hours ago
  • What is wrong with my computer?

    Best answer: It sounds like there are several things that are contributing to your symptoms: 1) Your graphics driver is unstable. If it crashes, the screen will go black until Windows restarts the driver. 2) Roblox is probably clashing with the graphics driver in such away that the driver is not recovering after one of its... show more
    Best answer: It sounds like there are several things that are contributing to your symptoms:

    1) Your graphics driver is unstable. If it crashes, the screen will go black until Windows restarts the driver.

    2) Roblox is probably clashing with the graphics driver in such away that the driver is not recovering after one of its crashes. Are you sure that the computer has actually crashed completely, or is it limping along with no video output?

    3) It takes longer to start up after forcing it down by the power button. This suggests that you are running Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, and that a feature called 'fast start-up' is enabled. Fast start-up works by hibernating parts of the system during shutdown so that these parts can be fast loaded when you next start the computer. When you force the computer to shutdown by holding the power button until it stops, then the hibernation image is not created, and the computer has to reload all the components of Windows from the various folders in C: where they are stored. The computer might also need to do some repairs of the file system before it can run properly.

    I suggest you try and find a new graphics driver, perhaps from the graphics chip/card manufacturer or from the computer manufacturer, and see if this fixes the first two issues. If this is a computer that was upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.1 to 10, then it may be running a graphics driver that is not optimised for Windows 10. When I upgraded a laptop from 8.1 to 10, it black screened and would not recover. Fortunately it was a new PC, so I used the recovery partition to go back to 8.1, then I updated the graphics driver. After that the upgrade to 10 worked properly.

    The third issue (slower start-up) is normal after an improper shutdown. Personally, I have turned off the fast start-up feature on my PCs, but since I have moved C: from an HDDs to an SSDs on all my systems, fast start-up makes very little difference and my main PC takes around 15 seconds from hitting the power button to being able to start running programs.

    I hope this helps.
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to best remove malware virus?

    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to remove all the sexual ads I get in websites?

    Best answer: A few different things you could try: 1. Clear your history, cache, and cookies within your Web Browser. 2. If you're doing searches on Google while logged into your Google account. Go to history.google.com and clear your search history and activity. 3. Download a browser plugin called "Canvas... show more
    Best answer: A few different things you could try:

    1. Clear your history, cache, and cookies within your Web Browser.

    2. If you're doing searches on Google while logged into your Google account. Go to history.google.com and clear your search history and activity.

    3. Download a browser plugin called "Canvas Defender". With that, you can change your canvas fingerprint. Some websites/advertising platforms grab this unique canvas fingerprint (basically just a code from your Web Browser) to share and track information about you and your preferences/likes.

    4. I'm guessing that your IP address is most likely not the issue.. that would be messed up because everyone in the house would be sharing the same ads. But if you really want to change the IP address, verify your current IP by going to whatismyip.com, and then try unplugging your modem and plugging it back in, and it should give you a new IP address. However, if you don't, then that means your ISP is giving you a static IP address. You could just give them a call though, and they'll change it for you.

    P.S. - I seen some others mention using adblocker. Although it's great to have (I have have it myself), I can tell you that it does not work for surveys.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it possible to infect a system by inserting a USB flash drive to a computer?

    If somebody gives me a USB flash drive so I can copy some of its files onto my computer, is it possible for the flash drive to have some auto-run files that activate as soon as I insert it into my computer and infect my computer?
    If somebody gives me a USB flash drive so I can copy some of its files onto my computer, is it possible for the flash drive to have some auto-run files that activate as soon as I insert it into my computer and infect my computer?
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I completely remove Avast from my system?

    Im using Windows 10 and was running Avast Free Antivirus. After uninstalling (the standard way; using the control panel > uninstall > rightclicking Avast and uninstalling) I want to make sure it is completely removed to ensure it doesn't interfere with my next antivirus. How can I be sure it uninstalled... show more
    Im using Windows 10 and was running Avast Free Antivirus. After uninstalling (the standard way; using the control panel > uninstall > rightclicking Avast and uninstalling) I want to make sure it is completely removed to ensure it doesn't interfere with my next antivirus. How can I be sure it uninstalled properly/completely?
    5 answers · 8 hours ago
  • How do I turn SafeSearch off?

    5 answers · 21 hours ago
  • How do I get rid of pop-ups and ads?

    4 answers · 3 hours ago
  • What is your favorite free anti-virus program and why?

    I'm using Kaspersky Free BTW . used to use Bitdefender Free but recently seemed to cause these problems: 1. Prevents PC restore 2. Stops VPN on opera 3. Gets corrupted when updating over slow networks then hogs processor power and crashes PC and is then hard to remove.
    I'm using Kaspersky Free BTW . used to use Bitdefender Free but recently seemed to cause these problems: 1. Prevents PC restore 2. Stops VPN on opera 3. Gets corrupted when updating over slow networks then hogs processor power and crashes PC and is then hard to remove.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Remnants of uninstalled programs. will award best answer?

    I just realized that many of the programs I have uninstalled in the past did a very sloppy job and have left behind numerous folders containing who knows what. I am primarily concerned about previous antivirus programs interfering with my current one (used to have Mcafee and then Avant, now I'm just using... show more
    I just realized that many of the programs I have uninstalled in the past did a very sloppy job and have left behind numerous folders containing who knows what. I am primarily concerned about previous antivirus programs interfering with my current one (used to have Mcafee and then Avant, now I'm just using Windows Defender). Is there a simple way I can remove the remnants of the unwanted programs? Will they slow down my computer's performance or, the antivirus ones in particular, jeapordize my security? most complete answer will get best
    4 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Need a pin number?

    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Browser keeps 'not responding' on/off every minute or so?

    I've virus scanned, Ithe history.. why else would this be happening and how to stop it? It doesn't happen when Im in adobe web chat laucnehd from a website. its happening when im typing or scrolling, typing is getting so bad just writing thihas paused over 10 times, everytime i write words it freezes up... show more
    I've virus scanned, Ithe history.. why else would this be happening and how to stop it? It doesn't happen when Im in adobe web chat laucnehd from a website. its happening when im typing or scrolling, typing is getting so bad just writing thihas paused over 10 times, everytime i write words it freezes up then restarts
    4 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Is it okay for Windows Defender, Avast and Malwarebytes to run at the same time? will promptly choose best answer?

    Best answer: you don't need 2 anti virus programs, and it's possible that neither will work "right" if both are trying to do the same tasks.....................uninstall the avast junk and stick w/defender..............the malware. is fine
    Best answer: you don't need 2 anti virus programs, and it's possible that neither will work "right" if both are trying to do the same tasks.....................uninstall the avast junk and stick w/defender..............the malware. is fine
    4 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Do you trust Bitcoin and cybercurrancy?

    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I be scared of someone threatening to doxx me?

    Someone claims that they will find out who I am and reveal my name on the internet along with so called "racist posts" and then threatened that they will try to get me expelled from college. Should I be worried or is this just a trick?
    Someone claims that they will find out who I am and reveal my name on the internet along with so called "racist posts" and then threatened that they will try to get me expelled from college. Should I be worried or is this just a trick?
    4 answers · 1 day ago