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Updating O.S.

Always check and find out what a update really does. Many are unnecessary. Updates are for a multitude of other products not in your machine. Don't waste space, time, don't add more unnecessary confusion than there has to be!!

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Problem with Windows 8.1 updates.


Windows 10 will only install if you have all the earlier updates
sometimes hundreds of updates are missed.
even if it says no upgrades and is green
always click on check for updates, service packs and versions of internet explorer will be installed, However if you dont want to see the upgrade to 10 you can always turn off auto updates and check yourself when you have the time to install them yourself.

Oct 23, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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causes slow


Below are some reasons for computer running slow:

- Lack of Windows Updates
- Low RAM.
- Background services is activated.
- Corrupted registry.
- Installed Programs or Games that is not compatible with your computer.
- Infected by Virus/ Malware.

Possible solutions to speed up PC performance would be:

- Install latest Windows updates.
- Upgrade RAM.
- Disable background services.
- Uninstall unnecessary programs and files.
- Fix registry error with reliable program like I always use RegInOut.
- Install a good antivirus.

Nov 27, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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my garmin takes over 5/7 mins. to come on line


  • Press TOOLS
  • Press MY DATA
  • Press CLEAR TRIP LOG
This will clear unnecessary data from loading and will help speed it up. Also update your operating software. Download and install to your computer WEBUPDATER from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
Connect your satnav to your computer and run WEBUPDATER. It will find software updates if they are available. Select all updates and they will be installed. After they are installed you get optional updates. It's not necessary to install these unless you want to. This should solve your problem.

Jun 03, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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have hp pavlillion dv6000 have updates ready to install but screen wont pop up freezing all the time and running really slow plus some programs aren't workin. Computer crashed the other day. Don't have the Vista cd as it didn't come with it


CARDINAL RULE 1
NEVER EVER MAKE ANY UPDATES FROM MICROSOFT....MOST UPDATES CRASHES THE MACHINE.
CARDINAL RULE 2
ONCE U FORMAT AND LOAD WINDOWS NEW...DO NOT CONNECT TO INTERNET
CARDINAL RULE 3
ALWAYS DISSABLE AUTO UPDATE IN THE SECURITY TAB IN CONTROL PANEL
CARDINAL RULE 4
MOST OF THE UPDATES FROM MICROSOFT ARE OF NO USE

Dec 14, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000 dv6100 dv6200 dv6300...

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Upgrading to AVG 8 from the 7.5 purchased version


Hi Collin there are several likely possibilities:

1) AVG keeps an extensive black lists of compromised
serial numbers.

These are numbers that have been published on the internet,
or numbers that have been associated with too many different
IP addresses during the download of automatic updates.

If a black listed serial number is detected during the daily
update sequence, Grisoft will send you a Trojan update
which disables your product.

2) A black listed serial number from the original installation,
may also propagate to any updates installed over the
top of it.

3) Also, AVG has become the target of many viruses, root kits
and Trojans that have found a way to hack it, remove it and
even prevent it from being re-installed, including many
"beagle" varieties.

4) AVG will not detect nor identify these viruses, even if you
manually find and scan the file.

AVG will however identify many false positives, as well as
most key generators designed to crack it (AVG).

5) The first thing you can do is contact AVG and complain
loudly in Czech or English. Their head office (Grisoft)
is in Brno in the Czech Republic.

6) Scan your machine with another product (!!!), including:

Rootkit Revealer (Free from Winternals/Mark Russinowich)
Black light (Trial ware from F-Secure)
Kaspersky
McAfee
Norton
etc.

I have had my AVG installation hacked by malware at least
a dozen times in the last year, so I no longer trust it. I still
use it, but I use a multitude of other products ad well.

Use only well known and reputable (brand name) products,
beware of hundreds of ROGUE scanners out there that are
themselves viruses and try to milk you for money.

7) Keep in mind that NO anti-malware product detects
everything, not even close, so you are fighting a loosing
battle.

8) Once you are reasonably confident that your machine is
clean, by using other products, totally remove AVG and
re-install it.

Isn't it ironic that you have to clean your machine BEFORE
you can install the ANTIVIRUS ?!!!


9) If you can't get your legit serial to work, do what all honest
angry customers do.

Go to a crack site, get yourself a bogus serial or a key
generator (check it for viruses with another product, not
AVG), Install AVG plus the current updates, before number
gets black-listed, and then DISABLE the automatic updates
in AVG as well as the Windows Scheduler Service.

BTW. Keep your key generator on a CD, because AVG
may detect it as a virus, and try to destroy it.

Martin


PS
If your software is legit, but the serial does NOT work, then:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
www.mscracks.com used to be the best site for serials,
but their domain name expired about a week ago, so I don't
know what gives.

crackspider is another one.
also try: Pirate Bay

Always disable scripts in your Firefox, before
visiting these sites, some may try to hack your
computer.
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Apr 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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