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willie kyak 13. Sep 2013 03:52 AM

Help! please.
 
Hi just give you a bit of info so you know were I'm at. my experience with a p.c.is all but 9months and have lost a laptop due to my ignorance and ZERO knowledge.
costly to say the least now have a referb desktop xp the boy who sold it to me said it was all cool........it has avg2013 a.v. run out, malwarebytes anti-malware needs
updating hence my arrival hear to get some info reading up on your advice and
recommendations FANTASTIC after 40ish minuets i do find the wizard and asked to fill
in info.download games do we count facebook poker candy crush and the like as yes
crack or warez?????also bit torrent???? the stuff has to be free for a little time save up out off my state pension for top stuff yes silly old man messing with tec. thank you for your time and patients hope your reading this faster than it took wright lol
many thanks WK

Anupam 13. Sep 2013 08:10 AM

Welcome to the forum Willie.

It's not clear what kind of help are you looking for.

Do you want advice on what security software you should install on your system? And also on safe practices?

Please clarify so that help can be offered accordingly.

willie kyak 13. Sep 2013 04:15 PM

Anupam thank you very much pleased to know you.
Query...Security Wizard step 4 Risk level Q/A...Q do you down load games/screensavers
" poker,candy crush, ect on facebook is that a down load!? Q..do i visit crack or warez
" what is this please.!?....Q...do i down load software using bit torrent..
" what is this please.!?...also i do have a space/stars thing going on S/S it was on the p.c.
as with everything that's programed inside....thank you so much..WK

Anupam 13. Sep 2013 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willie kyak (Post 92598)
Q do you down load games/screensavers
" poker,candy crush, ect on facebook is that a down load!?

Downloading something means, that you have to get it on your system first, and then it runs from the system. Getting it on your computer is called downloading.

If you are playing games on Facebook, then you are running them in Facebook itself, you are not downloading.

Quote:

Originally Posted by willie kyak (Post 92598)
Q..do i visit crack or warez
" what is this please.!?

There are commercial/shareware software, which require a key/serial in order for users to use the software fully and without restrictions. Generally, these keys/serials are obtained, once you pay for these software.

However, often these software are hacked by using cracks/warez, etc, to bypass the key/serial thing, so that the software can be run on the system without paying for it. This is illegal. In addition to being illegal, often sites on which cracks/warez are found, are the source of malware. Therefore, it's dangerous and risky to go to these sites.

I don't think you will be using it, and I will advise you not to use it either. So, select No for that one.

Quote:

Originally Posted by willie kyak (Post 92598)
Q...do i down load software using bit torrent..
" what is this please.!?

BitTorrent is a software to download things from torrent using the torrent technology. It's a sharing technology which works on peer to peer method, meaning people who have complete files share it for others to download... the download is faster in this way. Many Linux distros, a few software, music, etc are offered for download via torrent. Many illegal and risky stuff is also found on torrent sites.

Most probably, you won't need to use it. So, select No for that too.

Quote:

Originally Posted by willie kyak (Post 92598)
also i do have a space/stars thing going on S/S it was on the p.c.
as with everything that's programed inside

Sorry, I don't understand what you are trying to say here.

joeguru 14. Sep 2013 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anupam (Post 92599)
Sorry, I don't understand what you are trying to say here.

This reminds me of the Microsoft commercial making fun of Apple's Siri. ;)

willie kyak 14. Sep 2013 10:55 AM

Anupam..thank you very much I'm so grateful for your help and patients with me!what comes easy to some finding there way round the internet knowing the terms and technology.
IS somewhat a frustrating epic task for one who is "Virtually Challenged" clicking on information
you are trying to find and spending endless hours being sent to page after page that amounts to nothing to do with what your looking for It's a nightmare. So i would like to say a BIG thank you to anupam the gizmo team and the forum Community you do make a difference.I'm off to see the wizard, BE back soon LOL. Gratefully yours WK

Anupam 14. Sep 2013 11:14 AM

Our pleasure :).


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