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Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

Q: Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies about security. You can sugges other free products that are easy and protect well. Only antivirus.

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

If they absolutely don't know anything ("Hey, what's quarantine? What's scanning? What's definitions?") then Bitdefender without a doubt. If they know basic settings and to tell the difference between false positives than Avast!. I'll have to vote Bitdefender here, but Avast! is a much greater antivirus with those with basic security knowledge.

Update: See below post. I know longer reccommend Bitdefender. +1 to Avast!
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Hello all,

I've recently bought a HP Pavilion 15-n252sq laptop, with Free Dos - unfortunately I can't install Windows 7 over it, due to the following error I keep receiveing in the Installation screen:

"Select the driver to be installed" - and regardless of the paths I have and the available folders, I can not seem to proceed wtih the W7 installation.

Please notice that, I've tried to use both a W7 DVD and also a bootable USB drive (and yes, connected in the USB 2.0 port and not USB 3.0 ) - but I always get to the same point where I have to select drivers.

Please also notice that the BIOS doesn't allow me to make any modifications except for some minor ones (like select boot priority, or enable USB 3.0), as the rest of the MAIN features are greyed out .

Can anyone please help me with this issue?


A:HP Pavilion 15-n252sq - Can not install Windows over Free Dos

You may have to use a program Like KillDisk to reformat the drive. Then try installing your Win 7 DVD.
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This is a 500GB drive, right? How is it configured, as a boot or spare drive?
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A:Used space/free space on HDD erroneous readings

I would cleanup like this

on your normal login

get a cmd prompt and enter cleanmgr

do it again using an admin login

Then verify the free vs total space
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A:This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use (Code 12)

Looks like the motherboard's USB channels or chipset needs to be updated or re-installed
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A:CPU being overused for no reason. Already tested malware free too.

Okay some new observations. With a room temp of 12 C my CPU idles at 45 C. Mobo is seeing 25 C during this. Also just watching the CPU usage through speed fan for a couple of hours I noticed that it likes to dance between 2% - 5% constantly. Occasionally spike to 30% or 50%. Also, it can't hand DC universe at all. Through CPU-Z The processor seems to be acting normal. It runs at half power when it's not being used much and jumps to normal speed. That might explain a little bit of spikage, but it's performance overall doesn't make sense. It shouldn't be jumping so high when I start DC online.
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Ok, can anyone help with this one?

I noticed that my PC was being reeaally slow recently so I attempted to clear some space, I did all the usual stuff: deleted unused programmes, emptied the recycle bin etc but its still slow and showing just 3% space remaning!!

How can this be? Surely I can't have used all the capacity!! How do I see what's using the most space?


Any advice most appreciated...

A:Only 3% free space remaining - how come?


Ali that is a worm/virus.
If you can try installing spybot, if you get luck with it make sure you run it, it will do it magic.
How ever to create some bit of space, you go to run, and type %temp%
press enter and shift + delete all you find there...
its safe...
Hope that helps
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A:Low free disk space

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A:How to free up RAM

redpikachu12 said:

Hey guys, i have a computer with 1024 mb of ram, a on board radeon x200, and a pcie slot with a geforce 8400
when i go to my computer specs it tell me i have .98 gbs of ram.... my suspicion is that couple of mb of ram is being taken up by the on board video card... does anyone know how to fix this?Click to expand...

Some of the RAM is used by/ reserved for, the computer's BIOS.

Also, the GB to MB conversion is not as exact as you think. (It goes by 8s, not by 10s)
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A:Free ADSL vs Paid Optic

Before getting a large bill in the mail.
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A:In search of a free dvd burning program

If you want free dvd burnung program you can find it via google easily. i found one program called InfraRecorder, but i didnt test it so i dont know if it works. just type infrarecorder in google and go to their website. on the righ menu somewhere you have download link. its a small program, just 3.19MB.
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A:CCleaner not wiping free space

I was never aware the CCleaner wiped free space. There are many free utilities that can wipe free space on hard drives. This is one:
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What happens if you connect that drive to another computer, does it show up normally? Have you tried a different USB port? Doesn't the Pro also have eSATA and FW? If so have you tried them?

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Can i assume that you have the FreeAgent hooked to a laptop? If so, try opening the files on another computer. These FreeAgent files may be corrupted
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A:Free broadband?

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A:Graphic adapter DirectX 9.0c - Help with Sims2 free time

Finding Direct X

Go to run Menu and type,
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Don't install older versions on game cd's,
Use ver 10 for Vista only.
Go here to update to latest 9 version.
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A:Free recording software?

The program I use for audio editing is Audacity.

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A:Region free DVD player, free!

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It's probably a blown motherboard... A salvaged hard drive or memory would be worth "free"
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A:Free space problem

Open up the task manager and see if there are any processes you don't recognize. Also you could try to find a program (I've heard of several, never used them though) that tells you what folder(s) are using the most space on your hard drive.

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A:Radeon 9600 - Not enough free resources (code 12)???

From this thread:

"Great news for me and I hope (and it should) work for you. What you need to do is go into the BIOS and under Advance Chipset Features you'll see AGP Aperture size. Mine was set at 128MB which is probably the default setting. Set it 256MB and all should be well again."
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A:free cable with cable modem???


I'm not certain you're allowed this line of "investigation" in this forum. But by all means, hang out and wait for a second opinion.
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You should find the answers to your questions HERE.

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A:Low on Free Space!

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" XP REQUIRES "backing storage" for EVERYTHING it keeps in RAM.
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Welcome to TechSpot

SoapSud said:

Hi guys, i'm new here, and I need some help badly. Up untill now, my dvd-ram drive has been working perfectly, reading any type of disc with no fuss. All of a sudden, it now decides that it does not want to play or read audio cds properly.Click to expand...

Did you install something CD/DVD related? Or did you try to play a copy-protected CD?

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I am looking for good content-control software for my 9yr old niece's new laptop.

Is there any free software that works as well as say Net Nanny or PureSight. I am willing to pay if there isn't a better free solution.

I have set her up with:
Avira Anti-Virus
Windows 7 Firewall
and FireFox to prevent redirecting.
*If anyone has any better solutions in that area I would appreciate the advise also*


A:Free content-control software


Sorry. I know you guys don't like when people bump their posts, but I really need some help with this. (Got to get the laptop wrapped for x-mas)