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  1. I use ZoneAlarm Firewall and i recommended it. The free verson provides advance features and the pro verson is even better. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLZ READ THREAD - http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=18359
  2. Things you have to think about before trying a new anti-virus : 1. Is it safe or is it a fake anti-virus which contains Malware. Ans : It does not contain any kind of malware. source1 2. How well / bad with this anti-virus do? Ans : I have not try it yet but i think its not good because there are many issue which you may have heard of already. source1 3. Do you already have an anti-virus software? Using 2/more anti-virus software may cause conflict (Basic knowledge) 4. Do i recommend this? Ans : This is not recommend but u can still try it if u want.
  3. I have nothing against Firefox, its just not the best browser.
  4. Yes, you can disable DNS services if you want to use OpenDNS instead.
  5. lol, i know....i am not rly good at playing with hardwares. I am good at software though. Anyway, this post's main target is ppl who know little about hardware. >_<
  6. GoodHardwareList - 1. Case: Addtronics / SilverStone 2. CPU: Intel 3. Motherboard: AsusTek 4. Graphics card: nVidia / ATI 5. Hard Drives: Maxtor 6. CD/DVD drive? get a DVD drive.... 7. Monitor: Viewsonic / Sony 8. Sound Card: Soundblaster 9. Network Card: 3com 10. Battery Backup: APC 11. Mouse: Logitech G5 optical mouse / Microsoft Optical Mice 12. Keyboard: Logitech G15 / Microsoft's keyboard 13. Speaker? its realy up to u Source - http://www.blackviper.com/AskBV/gen1.htm How To build a computer (Video) : Pt.1 - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=2JTFBCbd04Q&...feature=related Pt.2 - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=94z0jQ5--6A&...feature=related Pt.3 - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=MLcwLj8aJGo&...feature=related Pt.4 - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=YFrB3rC9Avs&...feature=related Pt.5 - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=41sq0RnPjeQ&...feature=related Pt.6 - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=YFUDfLOxf2w&...feature=related Pt.7 - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=trcJvMjhjlM&...feature=related NEXT - http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=18359
  7. WARNING* Some of the guides / software may not support Window Vista. List of guides: 1. http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/index.html - Recommended 2. http://www.ewingsnet.com/documents/CourseO...urComputer.html 3. http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/articles.htm - Recommended 4. http://www.gameboomers.com/forum/ubbthread...p;Number=268903 - Optional 5. http://askbobrankin.com/ 6. http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm - Important (List of Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware products) 7. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/magazine/cc302206.aspx - Important 8. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/default.aspx - Recommended 9. http://operawiki.info/Opera - Opera browser guide 10. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ 11. http://text.dslreports.com/?nav=1 12. http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php 13. http://www.techsupportforum.com/ 14. http://internetrotsyourbrain.com/rridgely/malwareremoval.htm List of freeware / guides: http://home.comcast.net/~supportcd/XPFreeware.html (Part of the Optimize Guides) - Recommended http://www.piriform.com/ (I use all software from Piriform, they r lightweight,free,and powerfull tools) - Recommended Go to > http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=17921&hl by Moderator rridgely from the Piriform forum Tricks and tips: DO-NOT list: *Don't mess with the paging file + Prefetch Folder (or anything to do with it) *Don't disable Task Scheduler / DNS Client Service - source - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318803/en-us (read them carefully) & http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.as...=y&arctab=y *Disable System Restore? no way... - source - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/bb457097.aspx *Some suggested TweakXp.com, which is not that reliable...it contains many misleading information (Try at ur own risk) - http://tweakxp.com/ *CCleaner - Never select "Old Prefetch data" option, cleaning this will increase application and Windows load times (Everthing else its 98% safe to select + clean, i personally never had any backups) source - http://tinyurl.com/6cp9wy Security Tips: 1. http://askbobrankin.com/windows_xp_security_tips.html 2. http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/ - Optional 3. http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1681 Go to > http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=19017 Usefull Websites: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ - online virus scan (Require Internet explorer) http://www.whatismyip.com/ - Ip address scan https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 - Internet security check http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/ - Online Software Inspector (keep ur software up-to-date) http://virusscan.jotti.org/ - Malware scan http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/ http://blogs.technet.com/mmpc/default.aspx http://www.viruslist.com/en/viruslist.html http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/ List of recommended Browsers : Go to > http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=19128 Go to > http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/FreewareBrowsers.html FAQ: Q1) WindowXP vs Vista, which is better? A1) None of those are better than each other. Window XP support more games and software while vista support less. However, Windows Vista includes many automatic performance enhancing features such as ReadyBoot, ReadyBoost, ReadyDrive, Superfetch and Prefetching. Optimize guide . Q2)Which is more secured, Linux or Windows? A2) Here's a quick & simple answer, No. For further information read those article http://www.populartechnology.net/2007/01/w...than-linux.html & http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/bulletins/SB2005.html Q3)Was FireFox the best browser? A3) No, because FireFox is slow and it's a resource hog; Also, it has multiple unpatched vulnerabilities and its Extensions(add-ons) can actually be unsafe. Source - http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/FirefoxMyths.html , http://askbobrankin.com/is_firefox_more_secure.html Q4) No anti-spyware/virus or any protection is needed if avoid going to "Questionable" site. A4) You are right, You should always be aware of any questionable site. However, it is not a good a idea of using nothing. This post will always be updating, at least until i die.
  8. Derick


    I got a GPF ( General Protection Fault ) message when i was trying to re-install my Window XP, the message is : Trap 0000000D =========== General Protection Fault ============ tr=0028 cr0=00000011 cr2=00000000 cr3=00000000 gdt limit=03FF base=00017000 idt limit=07FF base=000017400 cs:eip=0008:2FFF3066 ss:esp=0010:00060E7B errcode=0000 flags=00010013 Cy NoZr IntDis Down TrapDis eax=00000F44 ebx=00000004 ecx=00000005 edx=00000000 ds=0010 es=0010 edi=00070000 esi=000000A1 ebp=00000000 cr0=00000011 fs=0030 gs=0000 What can i do to fix this issue?
  9. I've downloaded the CCleaner recently and i like it. But i am not sure the way to use the Registry cleaner,so it is dangerous? and shuld i use it?
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