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User avatar #19224 - youngneil (4 hours ago) [-]
What sort of anti-virus should I get on my computer? I know you guys usually suggest two things (malwarebytes, and something I can't remember the name of). Searching in the search bar brings up an AOL search thing that I don't remember ever seeing before, so I'm a little worried.
User avatar #19234 to #19224 - bonjangles (2 hours ago) [-]
You should have no antivirus.. just common sense and Microsoft Security Essentials at the most...

Unless however, you click every link in the spam folder and/or unrecognized emails and click on multiple ads "accidentally", and download everything that's anything.
User avatar #19225 to #19224 - superpower (4 hours ago) [-]
My personal favorite is Avast Internet Security. MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware are good alternatives.
#19222 - aejann ONLINE (5 hours ago) [-]
I need some help, /tech/. My computer isn't working, and Google can't find anything.

First, some info. I'm on Windows 8.1, which has worked fine up until now. The way I have it set up is that the user account I use on a day to day basis is not the administrator. If I want to change things, I just use the password for the other account, which has admin privileges.

I uninstalled AVG Tune-Up because it was using up way too much disk space and it had its fingers in EVERYTHING. It took ten minutes to uninstall. I restarted the laptop, and every time I tried to sign in to my account, it immediately signed me out again. It just said "Welcome..." and then "Signing out..." You can imagine how frustrating that is. Luckily, the admin account works just fine, so I logged onto that, deleted the other account and made a new one. Nope. It still signed me out.

I then restarted and booted it in safe mode. Still no change. While in safe mode, I tried deleting and making an new account again. Didn't work.

Right now, I'm running a virus scan, and I'll update with the results, but I have no idea where to go from here. Any idea how to solve this problem?
#19242 to #19222 - aejann ONLINE (2 minutes ago) [-]
UPDATE: This is fucking weird. I changed the non-functioning account to an administrator, and now it works fine! I even checked it right before to make sure it wasn't working. I will test further to see if it kicks me off again if I change it back. Any ideas on what would cause this?
#19223 to #19222 - aejann ONLINE (5 hours ago) [-]
UPDATE: The scan came up with nothing. I have no clue what's going on.
User avatar #19230 to #19223 - sineztro (2 hours ago) [-]
Hmmm. have you tried system restore?
#19241 to #19230 - aejann ONLINE (44 minutes ago) [-]
I... don't know what that is, but it sounds like it will delete my files, which I would like to avoid.
User avatar #19221 - superpower (6 hours ago) [-]
I don't know too much on the hardware of computers, so I have a few questions.
1. Does the type of memory in a graphics card have to be the same type in the ram? (GPU has GDDR5, compatible with RAM that uses DDR3)
2. If a motherboard only supports two sticks of ram, go for 2x4gb or 1x8gb?
3. If a motherboard has the AMD brand somewhere in the name, is it compatible with an Intel processor?
4. What does it mean when the specs of a motherboard say "Onboard Video Chipset: Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic"?
5. Windows 8.1 any good for gaming and no touchscreen, or go for Windows 7 or 10?
User avatar #19231 to #19221 - sineztro (2 hours ago) [-]
I ran win 8.1 for gaming yeah its good but windows 10 is just a little better
User avatar #19226 to #19221 - istartedthewar (3 hours ago) [-]
1. No, doesn't matter
2. If you want it to be a little faster, go for 2x4GB. If you plan on upgrading it in the future, go for 1x8GB.
3. Absolutely not. AMD motherboards are for AMD CPUs, same goes for Intel.
4. Alot of CPUs nowadays have integrated graphics directly on the CPU, so it doesn't have to be built into the motherboard. Of course a real GPU provides much better performance though.
5. Windows 10. It's free, (as of now) 99.9% stable/bug free, has more/better features than w8/w7 combined.
User avatar #19227 to #19226 - superpower (3 hours ago) [-]
Referencing #4, so that saying doesn't mean the motherboard comes equipped with an integrated graphics card? It's only referencing the CPU?
User avatar #19228 to #19227 - istartedthewar (3 hours ago) [-]
Yep, it is saying the MoBo doesn't have integrated graphics.
Basically all CPUs have integrated graphics built in now. This isn't a topic to worry about.
User avatar #19229 to #19228 - superpower (2 hours ago) [-]
Thank you for your assistance.
User avatar #19218 - lolgonewrong (6 hours ago) [-]
I wonder if scientist
have plans to perfect teleportation
so delivery company's can deliver packages in a instant
though it would probably put a lot of people out of a job
User avatar #19219 to #19218 - kober ONLINE (6 hours ago) [-]
I'm sure if they did it'd be used by military long before it became commercially viable.
User avatar #19217 - priestoftheoldones (8 hours ago) [-]
Anyone know a good web browser other than Google chrome?
User avatar #19232 to #19217 - sineztro (2 hours ago) [-]
Google Ultron jk but if you're using a mobile andriod or something similair (cept win phone) try dolphin browser
User avatar #19235 to #19232 - andriod (2 hours ago) [-]
Nigga no one be usin me
User avatar #19236 to #19235 - sineztro (2 hours ago) [-]
Nigga you dumb as rocks everybody be usin you. you the most used in the world stoopid
User avatar #19237 to #19236 - andriod (2 hours ago) [-]
Nah lil-niggle, You's mistaken me fo my Bro Android
User avatar #19238 to #19237 - sineztro (2 hours ago) [-]
Oh shit I fucked up It be I who is stoopid
User avatar #19239 to #19238 - andriod (2 hours ago) [-]
It's okay my little chigga-nigga, We all make mistakes.
User avatar #19240 to #19239 - sineztro (2 hours ago) [-]
whats a chigga is it like a chigger?
User avatar #19220 to #19217 - kober ONLINE (6 hours ago) [-]
I like Firefox, though it's rather sluggish.
I also like Maxthon, but Adblock Plus doesn't seem to exist for it.
#19213 - sniffythebird (13 hours ago) [-]
Well fuck.. Apparently my (legit) Windows 7 license does NOT want to work with my new computer. It just says straight out that activating that key doesn't work with this computer, bla bla. It's not even one of those OEM things that binds to the first motherboard it's installed on.

Not sure if I want to buy another, or wait for Windows 10... if it at all is any better than the abomination that is Windows 8.
User avatar #19215 to #19213 - kober ONLINE (12 hours ago) [-]
Windows 10 is better so far in the technical preview than Windows 8 ever was.
#19207 - xxxsonic fanxxx (15 hours ago) [-]
are there any cheap upgrades i can make to this also anyone recommend a monitor and keyboard for this
User avatar #19208 to #19207 - skiskate (14 hours ago) [-]
Here is a great and cheap keyboard and mouse combo:

Here is a cheap 1080p 60hz monitor:

If your build a computer I would recommend using pcpartpicker.com
#19203 - xxxsonic fanxxx (16 hours ago) [-]
If i have windows 8.1 64 bit can on my current computer can i put it on my new one for free
User avatar #19204 to #19203 - kober ONLINE (16 hours ago) [-]
That depends. If you have an OEM license (the ones that come with computers, typically), then no. If you bought a license, then you can if you remove it from your other computer first, I believe.
My suggestion is to just torrent it.
#19205 to #19204 - xxxsonic fanxxx (16 hours ago) [-]
you wouldnt have a link for it by any chance would you
User avatar #19212 to #19206 - reginleaf (14 hours ago) [-]
Why would you torrent an iso of windows 7?
User avatar #19214 to #19212 - kober ONLINE (12 hours ago) [-]
Because you're going to have to download it, and some sort of crack, somewhere. At 3,000 seeds, it's not going to be any slower than downloading it from Microsoft themselves.
User avatar #19199 - warioteam ONLINE (16 hours ago) [-]
what are good cheap microphones for moneyless jobless plebs
User avatar #19201 to #19199 - kober ONLINE (16 hours ago) [-]
I once built a microphone using a $3 microphone element from Radioshack and a headset that didn't work anymore.
Otherwise, here's a few cheap options:
Genius MIC-01A
MICRO INNOVATIONS MM760M (for laptops)
Cyber Acoustics ACM-1B
#19198 - xxxsonic fanxxx (17 hours ago) [-]
Where can i get windows 8.1 pro 64 bit version for free
User avatar #19209 to #19198 - skiskate (14 hours ago) [-]
Download the Windows 10 tech demo
User avatar #19202 to #19198 - kober ONLINE (16 hours ago) [-]
Somewhere within the seven seas.
User avatar #19200 to #19198 - sannukas (16 hours ago) [-]
bay pirate
User avatar #19197 - payseht ONLINE (17 hours ago) [-]
Maybe this might come in handy for people with a similar problem.
I'll skip over the history, but I'd like to know if there's a way to control your android device if the touchscreen isn't working anymore?
The screen is perfectly fine, just like the tablet itself, and the repair would be a financial nightmare. Hoped there's a way of controlling it using my laptop, without any access to anything the touchscreen could give me. It's a big screen and I could find a way to use it if I had any access to it without a touchscreen.

tl;dr: is there a way to control a touchscreen-less android device? Keep in mind it's already broken, so I can't install anything on it, nor can I even unlock the damn thing... though it does automatically unlock when I plug in the USB cable, I just now noticed...

Thanks in advance

if you're curios why I want to do this, we're two people and only one computer that we both want to use. Thought maybe I could put a movie or youtube playlist to run on the tablet that I can watch while she's doing her thing on the laptop.
User avatar #19210 to #19197 - skiskate (14 hours ago) [-]
If you can't control it I would recommend downloading everything to a computer then do a factory reset of the device.
User avatar #19194 - wobblewub (19 hours ago) [-]
Hey, my build progress as of now is this

Think there's changes I could make (to the graphics card and other expensive items)
that I could swap with something cheaper but still not go down much in performance
User avatar #19211 to #19194 - skiskate (14 hours ago) [-]
Very nice, Post pics when you are done.
User avatar #19195 to #19194 - wobblewub (19 hours ago) [-]
and I just bought the OS
#19196 to #19195 - rossthomson (18 hours ago) [-]
buying the OS for retail price, lmao my ass off.
User avatar #19190 - meebobear (20 hours ago) [-]
is there is anyway to directly download the WebM's as MP4'S ? or do i have to use the shitty online converters?
User avatar #19191 to #19190 - sannukas (20 hours ago) [-]
Yes, you have to convert.
And why would you convert them anyway?
User avatar #19192 to #19191 - meebobear (20 hours ago) [-]
mostly sharing with my family / friends on whatsapp.. iphone shitrace..
User avatar #19188 - laky (23 hours ago) [-]
Can you guys recommend a laptop for me?

I need something in the $500-$700 range. I need it to be as small as possible as I take my laptop to school frequently. It does need to be somewhat durable and it can't break down within a year or two of use.
User avatar #19233 to #19188 - sineztro (2 hours ago) [-]
Chrome OS if you have wifi easily available at those two places Or the Idea pad by lenovo
#19189 to #19188 - xxxsonic fanxxx (22 hours ago) [-]
used thinkpad
User avatar #19185 - thegamerslife (23 hours ago) [-]
so, lets get into how to spend $100 I finally made.
should I get another 8GB of RAM bringing my RAM to 16GB total, or a second SSD with double my current capacity.

here are thing I am considering. with another SSD I would put my drive on it and games I am currently playing and recording. and move the 128GB drive to be used for the recordring(through shadowplay) instead of my current method, using an old harddrive.
I am curious as to which would help speed up the render times, if either, in sony vegas pro. I understand more RAM is better for this but currently, it only shows about 6GB being utilized at peak of rendering, and only 60% of CPU... is it just me or should these be more utilized and my renders be quicker?

in the end, will the extra RAM be a waste, if so I am going with the extra SSD. also for those interested this is what I am looking at: www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820173011
#19181 - joethebeast (10/24/2014) [-]
saw these on a train heading to chicago, are these quarantine units? they had multi-hubs that looked like they functioned to slap four of these together in sort of a cross, just need help identifying these, they appeared to have 1 door, 1 window, and self contained ventilation for an inhabitant
User avatar #19193 to #19181 - theorangefox (20 hours ago) [-]
Interesting discovery. I doubt it's anything serious to worry about, they wouldn't transport something like that above ground otherwise. They're most likely some form of affordable accommodation.
User avatar #19184 to #19181 - joethebeast (10/24/2014) [-]
and you can even see a large circular shape on the backs big enough for someone to walk through, and again, they had huge multi-hubs that you could dock them together with and possibly large enough to walk through the impromptu building once assembled
#19174 - ronjeremysweiner (10/24/2014) [-]

its called findright
it runs in background so i cant just delete it
when i tried ending the task in task manager it just started up again
what do i do?
User avatar #19176 to #19174 - sannukas (10/24/2014) [-]
Run a virus scan?
#19177 to #19176 - ronjeremysweiner (10/24/2014) [-]
one scanner Dr web which is just a scanner detected it but doent remove it
norton is what i use to erase stuff but it doesnt detect it
User avatar #19178 to #19177 - sannukas (10/24/2014) [-]
Use Malwarebytes
#19175 to #19174 - ronjeremysweiner (10/24/2014) [-]
windows 8 btw
#19169 - xxxsonic fanxxx (10/24/2014) [-]
" We do not not provide any non-anonymized personal information to these third parties. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies "

Taken from okcupids privacy page.


#19163 - xxxsonic fanxxx (10/24/2014) [-]
If I uninstall itunes on my pc and just use Foobar2000 to manage my ipod, will it delete the applications on the ipod downloaded from my itunes or can it work alone?
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User avatar #19180 to #19179 - sineztro (10/24/2014) [-]
Well that too but I was talking about graphs I found it out gonna delete this thread, thank you anyways!
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