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  1. First, drop the sarcasm and condescension. You're a moderator. You should be held to a higher standard, and you should act professionally. It reflects poorly on your reputation, as well as on PCPitstop itself, to reply to a post this way just because something critical was written in the "feedback" section. Whether it made you mad or not. I didn't ask for a reply, I was simply giving my honest feedback. You are very smart. And an expert on computers and this site. You can call me and everyone else, who feels the same way as me, stupid, dumb, whatever you want. The point is, I DIDN'T know what I was doing, and neither do a lot of other people like me, who are really in need of computer help. It's hard to find a reputable place these days. Make fun of me if you want, but I believed what this site said. And you know that's how you draw them in, and it's why that post is still OUTRIGHT DIRECTING YOU TO THOSE FAKE LINKS. You simply count on people to be stupid, like all other scams. A lot of us aren't, but a lot of us are. Maybe I'm one of those (many) people who have "below average intelligence". On the page I refer to, for each link (well, not all, but to all the links that "sound good"), the linked text says it will go somewhere specific (all different to places, eg antivirus, spycheck, freescan, etc), hover over the link, and says it will go somewhere specific, but they ALL take you to PC-Matic once you click on them. They're disguised links. They change. They trick you into going to the PC-Matic page --you can't seriously tell me it's NOT deceptive-- Here's exactly what me, and others like me, do when they're in a computer "cleaning" crisis: 1. Go pcpitstop.com (A site you thought had integrity) 2. Click Forums > Viruses & Spyware Page loads.... What's that 'PINNED' POST RIGHT UP THERE IN THE EXACT MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN?? "Virus / Spyware Cleanup & Prevention." The one that you repudiate. 3. Click, on that very first post: Where to find the tools you need. (tempting isn't it, the tools I need) Um. What's the purpose of a "PINNED" (sticky) note? (It's so everyone will SEE IT FIRST). The link is here: https://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/61975-virus-spyware-cleanup-prevention/ It says ON THAT POST above the links: "the tools below are FREE or available as trial/shareware versions." --When it says, "FREE", that makes people think it's FREE-- If you don't want to investigate (like you so far haven't) do a search on the page for these words: "the tools below are FREE or available as trial/shareware versions." Then click on the links below it, and see where it leads you. Please, just reply and say this again. I have to laugh at this because you're DEPENDING on people to NOT see it. Or you could just apologize for tricking me and regular people like me. Thank goodness I had enough sense not to buy PCMatic because it's very tempting when PCMatic says it found ALL those problems that can be fixed with a click. It really makes you want to fix them. I hope you're just late in the Game "geeWhiz" if you really back up all you said. If you really want to respond, I hope it's to make fun of any mistakes in my spelling or grammar or some other distraction, because you're not gonna beat me on this one in substance. Look over what I said in my first post and actually read it like you should this one. If you're angry and somehow have trouble replying constructively, despite being a moderator, get up and take a walk first. I think an apology would be in order though. After all, you're a "moderator" who has really reminded me how stupid I must be in life (especially with your site). So, to sign off... Just sayin'. P.S. PCPitstop also sells PC-Matic, and only PC-Matic (no other antivirus), directly. So there's that... P.S.S. To someone actually in charge. To the point of my honest feedback, I'm politely requesting that that pinned post be removed since it's "from 2004" and "many operating systems ago" (not my words, from someone who is "smart" and actually knows). This thread has the information you need to fix and prevent problems with spyware and viruses. If you're new to the forums, please read through it before asking questions or (especially) posting HijackThis logs.
  2. I just noticed this feedback topic and I want to add that, as a relative novice, I decided follow the advice on the forum sticky notes to clean up my computer before I bought a new one. I'm very disappointed about how I was absolutely tricked into downloading PC Matic and running a scan that was supposed to be free. I feel taken advantage of. It is on the PCPitstop sticky note and other places that the links it gives out are for help on cleaning the computer are to free sites. After all the time it took to scan, when it showed how bad my computer is, and I click to fix it, I'm brought to a screen where I'm required to buy PC Matic before it will fix it. I've been going here as my primary source for computer advice, and have always preferred this site out of the other computer tech forums. But now I wonder, do some moderators here have an agenda? Could they be guiding me toward suggesting I buy or something that isn't necessarily the best, but would somehow benefit PCPitstop. I've always thought highly of this site, but am now left with a bad taste in my mouth. How do I know who's telling the truth when a moderator gives me a suggestion now when I wasn't told the truth about the anti-malware sites? It makes me feel bad about this site to think that I would ask for help, not knowing anything, and a moderator told me that I have to download PC Matic, free, then scan. Then not be told I would have to buy. The sticky notes here on PCPitstop said the multiple links they give out are to different free anti-virus, anti-malware, etc services to clean my computer, but all the links actually converted, and led, to the PCMatic site that finally gave me results showing how badly I need it to clean my computer, but would only do it if I bought the service. Edit: This is the sticky post I'm referring to: https://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/61975-virus-spyware-cleanup-prevention/
  3. Great! Thanks, I was hoping for this kind of help. I will post back to give an update if the new computer actually IS very fast compared to this one. Edit: I just want to add that, as a relative novice, I decided follow the advice on the forum sticky notes to clean up my computer before I bought a new one. I'm very disappointed about how I was absolutely tricked into downloading PC Matic and running a scan that was supposed to be free. I feel taken advantage of. It is on the PCPitstop sticky note and other places that the links it gives out are for help on cleaning the computer are to free sites. After all the time it took to scan, when it showed how bad my computer is, and I click to fix it, I'm brought to a screen where I'm required to buy PC Matic before it will fix it. I've been going here as my primary source for computer advice, and have always preferred this site out of the other computer tech forums. But now I wonder, do some moderators here have an agenda? Could they be guiding me toward suggesting I buy something that isn't necessarily the best, but would somehow benefit PCPitstop. I've always thought highly of this site, but am now left with a bad taste in my mouth. How do I know who's telling the truth when a moderator gives me a suggestion? My guess is that PC-Matic is the best antivirus? The sticky notes here on PCPitstop said the multiple links they give out are to different free anti-virus, anti-malware, etc services to clean my computer, but all the links actually converted, and led, to the PCMatic site that finally gave me results showing how badly I need it to clean my computer, but would only do it if I bought the service. This is what I'm referring to: https://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/61975-virus-spyware-cleanup-prevention/
  4. OK Thanks. Maybe I'll take it in the shop and see what he can do about possible background programs.
  5. Hello. I've been searching for a very fast PC. I would love to have a computer as fast as the ones at my college. I feel lazy about asking, but I have done my research. What I've read online is experts saying things like, "You don't need 8GB RAM, 4MB is just the same." "Quad core isn't any different than dual core") It's just too much for me to understand. Could I get somebody to put together a computer for me (maybe a small list that has things like processor, RAM, etc. that you would get if you were me) that would make a computer as fast as possible for a budget of under $2,000? Then I would know what you would get, rather than me asking about specific things (like from hp.com computer spec lists) and having people helping by only saying what I shouldn't get (or don't need). I don't play games or anything, but if a gaming PC will give me that speed, I'll take it. All I really do on the computer is search the net, watch TV, play with pictures, MS Office etc. But it would be really worth it for me if the computer started up in just a few seconds, Firefox launches right away when clicked, etc. (like it seems to be on my school's computers). Also, I have a graphics card that runs 3 monitors. This is what I often have running all at the same time. Sometimes it slows my computer to a crawl: Maybe about 10-15 tabs open at once on FireFox Watch TV in Windows Media Center slideshow playing of maybe 800 pics in Windows Media Player ACDSee photo editor spotify Pandora MS Excel Word Outlook Avast Chrome iCloud Here are my specs for this computer (from DxDiag): ------------------ System Information ------------------ Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard System Model: p6680t BIOS: 11/05/10 15:07:18 Ver: 6.14 Processor: IntelĀ® Core i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz Memory: 6144MB RAM Available OS Memory: 6008MB RAM Page File: 5337MB used, 6674MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6738) DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz) Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6738&SUBSYS_174B174B&REV_00 Display Memory: 3761 MB Dedicated Memory: 1013 MB Shared Memory: 2747 MB Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor Name: BenQ GW2750H (Digital) Monitor Model: BenQ GW2750H Monitor Id: BNQ78C3 Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz) Output Type: Displayport External Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1429 (English) Driver Version: 15.300.1025.1001 DDI Version: 11 Driver Model: WDDM 1.1 Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 11/29/2015 16:18:56, 1497248 bytes WHQL Logo'd: No WHQL Date Stamp: None Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2478-11CF-6E71-4137BEC2C535} Vendor ID: 0x1002 Device ID: 0x6738 SubSys ID: 0x174B174B Revision ID: 0x0000 Driver Strong Name: oem86.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_NI:15.300.1025.1001:pci Rank Of Driver: 00E62001 Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported DXVA-HD: Not Supported DDraw Status: Enabled D3D Status: Enabled AGP Status: Enabled Thank you, Brad
  6. So, it could be a lack of hard drive space that's doing this? I bought it with 1TB, but often reach the limit to where I have to delete things. I really don't have any spare HD space. But I thought HD space was just for indicating how much space you have to save files, etc., not about affecting the actual performance of my PC.
  7. Hello. I'm thinking of buying a computer and there is an option to upgrade from 8MB to 12MB of RAM. Would I notice any type of difference by upgrading? These new computers all seem to start at 8MB. I consider myself a user that has a lot of things open at once (web pages programs, etc) that tends to slow down my current PC (shown in my signature).
  8. I have looked over the Internet. Maybe I'm am not understanding how things work correctly, but when I search I'm not looking for how or where to set up a router. I assume I'll need another router, but I'm not really concerned about the router. I want to see if I can set up a completely separate wifi connection for the downstairs so that the computer down there could connect to that signal instead of the one upstairs, using an external wireless card. It's been pretty much determined that we can't "expand" the coverage due to the walls.
  9. OK. Why would it be tricky? I was thinking that I could just buy an external wifi card and another router and just hook it up downstairs. Then I could setup the 2nd floor to connect to one wifi signal and the 1st floor to connect with the other. Thanks, Brad
  10. Hello. The person that has been helping my parents with their computers' wifi connections is out of town for a month so I thought I would ask here. I also question whether he knows what he's talking about. He's been trying to help us with a weak connection for years. Apparently our walls are too old. We can get a signal upstairs, but it is very weak downstairs and outside on the porch. We've tried several signal repeaters. He says our poor speeds downstairs must be because there are other wifi signals on our channel at the same time (I question that because they're in the burbs and there's hardly anyone compared to Chicago), so he switched us to channel 11, but we still have the same problem. My question is, can't we just buy an external USB wifi adapter to connect to my mom's laptop on the first floor and just have one signal upstairs for the upstairs computers and use her adapter for a separate signal for the downstairs? I have a cable modem. Thank you, Brad
  11. OK. Great. I'll try the card you suggested. Thanks a lot for your help. Brad
  12. Would something like this work? http://www.amazon.com/Sparkle-PC-GeForce-Graphics-SX630L2048LCI/dp/B00ABG6VWO/ref=pd_sim_sbs_pc_8 It looks like it has inputs for DVI, VGA, and HDMI. Could I hook up three monitors using all three of those?
  13. Yes. I just looked at my computer specs on HP's site and this is what I have: [*]PCI Express x16: 1 [*]PCI Express x1: 3 [*]PCI Express x1 minicard socket: 1 My PCI Express x16 slot is free so I can use that. I noticed that it says "dual slot" on the SPARKLE card you recommended. I do have an extra PCI Express x1 that I could make room for above it, but the back of the my computer is assembled in such a way that there is a metal bar above and below separating each card. However, it doesn't look like the card ends on the back of my computer go completely up against the metal bars. They are "slightly" recessed. I bet the metal end of the SPARKLE card doesn't need to go all the way up against into the metal bar on my computer as long as the inputs are showing. Do you have any thoughts?
  14. OH wait. I took my computer cover off and it looks like my speaker inputs, VGA and DVI inputs, ethernet, and USB ports are all grouped together and connected to the same huge "card (motherboard?)" in my computer. I don't think I can take it out. Each input is just connected directly to it. It looks like my TV Tuner is a separate card (that's what I meant when I said that it's "just the card", I thought that was my graphics card). Can I buy one of the video cards you suggested and just put it into an empty slot and just use that as my video card instead of what I'm using?
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