Jump to content

Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Toggle Operating Systems Operating Systems

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Windows 8

Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.

  • 2,527 topics
  • 12,988 replies
Did anyone get a different... - last post by rockysosua

Windows 7

Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for the Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft.

  • 14,172 topics
  • 81,263 replies
Very slow internet - last post by Queen-Evie

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

  • 10,347 topics
  • 45,141 replies
All kinds of problems with... - last post by dc3

Windows XP Home and Professional

Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for the Windows XP Home and Professional operating systems.

  • 36,246 topics
  • 194,758 replies
Since MSoft has abandoned s... - last post by old rocker

Windows 95/98/ME

Yup, people still use these venerable Operating Systems, and they can come here for help with them!

  • 2,571 topics
  • 14,529 replies
Stack Overflow??? - last post by Kirbyofdeath

Windows Server

These server operating systems lay hidden and neglected in closets and basements around the world, powering many small businesses, until they fail. Come inside to learn how to keep them humming along.

  • 1,480 topics
  • 4,915 replies
Server Set Up Advice - last post by Techwork

Linux & Unix

  1. Live Linux

Get in touch with your inner geek with the most popular free and open-source operating system in the world.

  • 2,101 topics
  • 15,837 replies
HP-Photosmart-C4700-series... - last post by pcpunk


Have questions about DOS, or other operating systems. Post your questions and find your answers here.

  • 540 topics
  • 1,796 replies
DOS 6.22 command to recogni... - last post by old rocker

Mac OS

Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for the operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

  • 571 topics
  • 2,372 replies
Slow - last post by kboaz2001

Toggle Hardware Hardware

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Internal Hardware

Discuss and ask questions about any hardware that is inside your computer such as motherboards, video cards, power supplies, and processors. This also includes BIOS questions.

  • 20,191 topics
  • 113,908 replies
Extremely weird sudden, ins... - last post by dicke

External Hardware

Discuss and ask questions about any hardware that is externally attached to your computer such as printers, monitors, scanners, webcams, or USB devices.

  • 6,282 topics
  • 24,524 replies
External 2.5 Seagate copied... - last post by saluqi

System Building and Upgrading

Discuss and ask questions about building a new computer or upgrading the parts of an existing one.

  • 4,810 topics
  • 32,857 replies
upgrading a Dell Optiplex 620 - last post by Aerys

Questions and advice for Buying a New Computer

If you are in the market to purchase a new computer, and have questions as to what brand or hardware you need, then post your questions here in this forum for suggestions and advice.

  • 1,233 topics
  • 6,495 replies
Template for Buying New Com... - last post by Torvald

Toggle Security Security

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs

One of the last bastions of computer security warriors and healers. Bring your troubled PC here for top-of-the-line help with Malware Analysis and Removal by our trained professionals. This forum is only for those seeking aide with Malware removal. For security purposes, only authorized personnel may respond to requests for assistance.

  • 129,810 topics
  • 1,224,542 replies
help create a fixlist from... - last post by olgun52

Am I infected? What do I do?

You never thought that it could happen to you, but it did. You went out and got infected with a nasty bit of malware that has dug its smelly claws into the very bowels of your computer. Fret not, for help is at hand! Use this forum to vanquish the evil intruder!
No DDS, HijackThis, or ComboFix logs should be posted in this forum.

  • 66,226 topics
  • 368,578 replies
Fake Chrome Update/App Viru... - last post by sushiandpie

Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

Discussion and support of Anti-virus, Anti-Malware, and other associated applications.

  • 8,466 topics
  • 39,897 replies
Does anyone use HiJack this... - last post by quietman7

Firewall Software and Hardware

The internet is a dangerous, seedy neighborhood. Use this forum to discuss Firewalls and related utilities and how they can protect you.

  • 678 topics
  • 3,359 replies
Windows Firewall Inbound co... - last post by C. Fraser

General Security

This forum is for computer security related discussion that does not fall under any of the other categories. This forum can be used to discuss the latest threats and news in computer security.

  • 2,347 topics
  • 13,544 replies
How many ways there is to k... - last post by fernandokolbe

Spyware and Malware Removal Guides Archive

Peruse our archive of malware self-help guides, malware analyses, and tutorials on vulnerabilities.

This forum is available for historical purposes and new topics cannot be added to this forum. The infections listed in this forum are no longer active.

  • 136 topics
  • 247 replies
Spyware And Malware Removal... - last post by quietman7

Toggle Internet & Networking Internet & Networking

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications

The Internet is the last great frontier before space, the deep sea, and Middle Earth. Questions abound as to how this massive inter-networking of computer networks does what it does and doesn't do what it's supposed to. These questions, and answers thereto, may be found within this forum.

  • 11,340 topics
  • 38,871 replies
IE 11 Accelerators not show... - last post by Techwork


Discuss with other members tips and techniques for setting up your home or office Network.

  • 6,748 topics
  • 29,794 replies
connecting 2 computers toge... - last post by sflatechguy

Web Site Development

The World Wide Web would be incredibly boring without websites, and extremely annoying if the websites in it don't work right. Make sure you're creating useful and functioning web presences by asking your questions here.

  • 1,366 topics
  • 6,524 replies
Word Press Question - last post by Martel

Service Providers

This forum is for the discussion of Internet and Phone Service Providers and how you rate their service.

  • 41 topics
  • 182 replies
Internet Speed Upgrade - last post by Mr. Bitchen

Toggle Software Software

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Business Applications

Discuss and ask questions about Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Databases, or other business applications.

  • 2,595 topics
  • 7,626 replies
Office 2010 and Gmail problems - last post by sflatechguy

All Other Applications

For all those useful applications that don't quite fit in.

  • 5,359 topics
  • 19,232 replies
Best external backup program? - last post by rp88

Tips and Tricks

Learn how to make your computer sing your favorite songs while brewing your coffee and doing your taxes using only one command!

  • 771 topics
  • 5,198 replies
Quick Youtube download - last post by LeonardoByars

Graphics Design and Photo Editing

Whether you need to fabricate evidence or make a nice present for grandma, this is the place to ask how.

  • 940 topics
  • 4,600 replies
Photoshop CS6 Extended not... - last post by GB2064

Audio and Video

Use this forum to ask any questions about audio and video on your computer.

  • 4,519 topics
  • 14,228 replies
Only Youtube Videos Do Not... - last post by faye raye


This forum is for the discussion of programming and programming related software.

  • 1,360 topics
  • 6,238 replies
changing css with javascript - last post by BillyShope

Toggle Tablets & Mobile Devices Tablets & Mobile Devices

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Which tablet should I buy?

Tablets are a hot topic and there are many to choose from. Use this forum to discuss and get advice on what the right tablet is for you.

  • 2 topics
  • 0 replies
How to use this forum and r... - last post by computerxpds

Apple iOS

Receive tech support and discuss Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices.

  • 214 topics
  • 839 replies
iOS8 Update! - last post by highfrequencyventila

Android OS

Android devices

  • 223 topics
  • 755 replies
Android Browser flaw a “pri... - last post by cat1092

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

  • 13 topics
  • 44 replies
Transfer data to new micro... - last post by Animal

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

  • 25 topics
  • 79 replies
Dell Venue 11 Pro freezing up - last post by MSheridan

Toggle Gaming Gaming

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Computer Gaming

The real reason why computers were invented and why they constantly need new hardware: Games! Get help with your goofing off here

  • 2,748 topics
  • 11,945 replies
Game problem. - last post by ElfBane

Game Consoles

This forum is for the discussion of gaming consoles, including hand-helds, and their related games and applications.

  • 101 topics
  • 477 replies
Whats your favourite console? - last post by Ninous

Toggle Gadgets Gadgets

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Cell Phones

This forum is where you can discuss and ask questions regarding cell phones, their features and carriers.

  • 312 topics
  • 951 replies
See the new NoPhone... - last post by Winterland

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

  • 194 topics
  • 580 replies
itunes tracks from itunes a... - last post by number9scores

GPS Devices

Discuss and ask questions about Global Positioning Devices.

  • 18 topics
  • 44 replies
Ford Digital Display and na... - last post by czarboom

Toggle BleepingComputer Applications and Guides BleepingComputer Applications and Guides

  Forum Stats Last Post Info


Discuss BleepingComputer's vast archive of general computing tutorials. You can recommend topics for new tutorials, or point out errors and ask for clarification of existing tutorials.

  • 304 topics
  • 774 replies
how to delect all virus for... - last post by technonymous

Windows Startup Programs Database

This forum is devoted to the Windows Startup Programs database and questions devoted to Windows startup programs. Please suggest new entries or corrections to existing entries in this forum.

  • 451 topics
  • 1,459 replies
iM_Tray.exe - last post by wand

Mini guides and how-tos - Simple answers to common questions

  1. Audio and Video Mini-Guides,
  2. Email Mini-Guides,
  3. Images, Image Editing, Image Viewing Mini-Guides,
  4. Internet Applications Mini-Guides,
  5. Linux Mini-Guides,
  6. Networking Mini-Guides,
  7. Security Mini-Guides,
  8. Web Browsers Mini-Guides,
  9. Microsoft Windows Mini-Guides,
  10. Programming and Web Design Mini-Guides

Simple answers to common questions This is BleepingComputer's collection of short-and-sweet guides written by members such as yourself. You can read, rate, and reply to existing how-to's or even create your own!

  • 140 topics
  • 405 replies
How To Use Sfc.exe To Repai... - last post by 9aF9

Toggle General Topics General Topics

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

General Chat

Boredom is a universal constant on the Internet. For the purposes of boredom-abatement, this forum may be used to post topics of a general, non-help related nature. Help BleepingComputer lead the fight against boredom today!

  • 5,659 topics
  • 48,387 replies
Yahoo! Answers has become a... - last post by rp88


Use this forum to leave an introduction message telling us about yourself and to be greeted by our welcoming members. You should not post problems that you are having in this forum, but rather should pick another forum that best matches the category of your problem.

  • 39,992 topics
  • 75,256 replies
Hi - last post by GB2064

BleepingComputer Announcements, Comments, & Suggestions

Leave any comments, suggestions or ask questions about this site.

  • 1,182 topics
  • 7,630 replies
Permalinks to downloads - last post by rowro


The latest headlines from the BleepingComputer press corps.

  • 1,004 topics
  • 7,277 replies
TorrentLocker Ransomware Cr... - last post by Grinler

BleepingComputer Offers and Deals

The best discounts and deals on only quality software and hardware.

  • 6 topics
  • 3 replies
50% discount off a 2 years... - last post by Grinler

IT Certifications and Careers

Discuss various IT certifications and careers.

  • 59 topics
  • 260 replies
A+ Certification Courses - last post by King_Yoshi

The Speak Easy

The Speak Easy is a forum for discussing ethics, morals, laws, philosophy, and other controversial topics. Pretty much anything goes, but keep it civil. All new topics will be approved by the moderators before being seen in the forum. Be warned, topics in this forum will be controversial and not in line with your beliefs. If this is a problem, please do not use this particular subforum.

The opinions expressed in this forum in no way reflect the opinions of BleepingComputer.com.

  • 408 topics
  • 19,374 replies
RECOMMEND A BOOK - last post by pcpunk

Forum Games

Yet another front in BleepingComputer's fight against boredom: Forum-based games! Posts in this forum do not increase your post count.

  • 225 topics
  • 62,618 replies
Last Letter Of A City Game - last post by Daisy Cutter

Photo Albums, Images, and Videos

Have you found something on the Internet which must be shared? Hilarious, interesting, thought provoking, or just plain weird things go here.

  • 652 topics
  • 5,993 replies
LOLCAT TIME - last post by 19Kilo

Tests and Scribbles

Ever wonder what a particular BBCode tag does? Or if you can use every single formatting tag on a single word? Here's where you can post any gibberish you like, test out different features of the forum, and generally go nuts without causing a scene. Please note that this forum will be regularly cleaned out so do not post anything important here.

  • 4 topics
  • 15 replies
test - last post by dc3

Latest Downloads

  • 3,380,021 Total Posts
  • 655,391 Total Members
  • fernandokolbe Newest Member
  • 15,506 Most Online

8741 users are online (in the past 60 minutes)

74 members, 8665 guests, 2 anonymous users   (See full list)  (Member Name)

Agouti, NickAu1, Chris Cosgrove, Comdark.Bubnix, deeprybka, fernandokolbe, olgun52, thisisu, fredn42, wjmcompute, Allan, schimi, saluqi, quietman7, technonymous, eliseo1208, Deleted, Kirbyofdeath, Bootsektor, GB2064, picasso, Animal, LiquidTension, Mkrl7, old rocker, rickandselena, jonuk76, allison5, JoeThing, Gunto, calista23, Didier Stevens, rdyaeger, TDS57, ponstad, goku559, Not Quite, sushiandpie, Techwork, Leoman97, TechnicalDifficulty, kokomodrums, Oh My!, laps12, Daisy Cutter, Marioo, Robo11, saw101, jbandtbone, HardcoreButterfly, NewbieChick, JWebb, Al1000, Nayde, JimConsidine, spek6, DDK65JAG, CompCav, Beardykyle, Tomace, bloopie, rockysosua, BIGBEARJEDI, ajt49, SgtMudkip, RayS, pcpunk, mystic1, Without_A_Monitor, Pringles93, boopme, heyyou325, ddeerrff, sunjojo

32 members are celebrating their birthday today

ElPiedra (37), sakaman (27), Superwitch (37), crazyy (29), Awake_Oh_Sleeper (35), n8_r_moore (30), Noot (29), paininzeeback (52), SexyMami (36), suprit (28), sbblizz (27), reboot xxxi (38), Travis Wayne (34), parthikutty (26), PurelyPurple (60), wpotvin (46), rachelm920 (35), gaving (54), Sijtze (91), Jiggarelli (35), Wittknee1, jackrabbitslim (38), Jocky_24 (32), deadeyejack (77), digitalsynner85 (29), Naoka (19), Imira, stiks252 (32), Soitienuecync (28), FXWG (53), wumiyinka (20), Oldcomputergeek (12)