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.

  • 2,363 topics
  • 11,819 replies
Only Google Website will no... - last post by mikethomas

Windows 7

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

  • 13,922 topics
  • 79,669 replies
Microsoft Visuall C++ 2005... - last post by featherless

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

  • 10,320 topics
  • 44,936 replies
BSOD/Freezing - last post by jhayz

Windows XP Home and Professional

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

  • 36,187 topics
  • 194,355 replies
End of Support for Windows... - last post by cat1092

Windows 95/98/ME

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

  • 2,567 topics
  • 14,515 replies
Screen size locked - last post by JohnC_21

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.

  • 1,474 topics
  • 4,897 replies
allow no-admin user to inst... - last post by JohnnyJammer

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.

  • 2,076 topics
  • 15,456 replies
lost audio in xubuntu 14.04.1 - last post by mouse97


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

  • 537 topics
  • 1,790 replies
Audio command - last post by JohnnyJammer

Mac OS

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

  • 556 topics
  • 2,287 replies
Browser permanently loading... - last post by sanikte

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.

  • 20,022 topics
  • 112,681 replies
toshiba satellite laptop ha... - last post by Frozwire

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.

  • 6,238 topics
  • 24,358 replies
2nd Monitor won't detect - last post by synergy513

System Building and Upgrading

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

  • 4,766 topics
  • 32,602 replies
New here... need advice on... - last post by killerx525

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.

  • 1,215 topics
  • 6,370 replies
Looking for a new PC - last post by fadi-sheikh

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.

  • 129,287 topics
  • 1,218,994 replies
Can't disable proxy ser... - last post by nasdaq

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.

  • 65,883 topics
  • 365,697 replies
Fake Browser.exe Re-install... - last post by 1ian20

Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

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

  • 8,411 topics
  • 39,576 replies
AVG Daily Updating Hogs Res... - last post by Beaker77

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.

  • 676 topics
  • 3,355 replies
error code 0x80070424 - last post by quietman7

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.

  • 2,303 topics
  • 13,109 replies
MS14-045 - Update (V3) - KB... - last post by quietman7

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.

  • 11,287 topics
  • 38,661 replies
Problems Loading all Google... - last post by mikethomas


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

  • 6,693 topics
  • 29,446 replies
Back up to ONEDRIVE - last post by DrGroovy

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.

  • 1,365 topics
  • 6,517 replies
Mozilla Webmaker and Tools - last post by czarboom

Service Providers

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

  • 39 topics
  • 169 replies
Switching From TWC To A Loc... - last post by montecarlo1987

Toggle Software Software

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Business Applications

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

  • 2,586 topics
  • 7,585 replies
Microsoft Office 365 Crashes - last post by sflatechguy

All Other Applications

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

  • 5,329 topics
  • 19,163 replies
Rosetta Stone - last post by czarboom

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!

  • 767 topics
  • 5,198 replies
10 things in your computer... - last post by Ninous

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.

  • 936 topics
  • 4,570 replies
PICTURE RESIZING SOFTWARE?? - last post by rp88

Audio and Video

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

  • 4,504 topics
  • 14,164 replies
Is there a program to conve... - last post by hedgeley


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

  • 1,356 topics
  • 6,215 replies
I cant get this PHP code to... - last post by czarboom

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.

  • 0 topics
  • 0 replies
  • No posts to view

Apple iOS

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

  • 208 topics
  • 828 replies
iPhone Update Application I... - last post by bigb1026

Android OS

Android devices

  • 219 topics
  • 742 replies
samsung galaxy tablet 8.0 - last post by skhooks1

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

  • 12 topics
  • 40 replies
Best Window Phone - last post by Casey_boy

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

  • 2,746 topics
  • 11,895 replies
Anyone looking for a new gr... - last post by sailingisfun

Game Consoles

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

  • 101 topics
  • 478 replies
PS3 Lag? =/ - last post by jordandavis12

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.

  • 310 topics
  • 938 replies
VIRO incredible smartphone... - last post by StormX

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

  • 193 topics
  • 580 replies
Transferring videos without... - last post by machaliek

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
  • 772 replies
Tutorial Submission Guidelines - last post by Animal

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.

  • 453 topics
  • 1,462 replies
help with autoruns results - last post by jhayz

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!

  • 139 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!

  • 5,646 topics
  • 48,298 replies
What Are You Listening To? - last post by  Union_Thug


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.

  • 39,852 topics
  • 75,139 replies
Hello there - last post by DrGroovy

BleepingComputer Announcements, Comments, & Suggestions

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

  • 1,173 topics
  • 7,604 replies
Synergy513, BC's newest... - last post by  Union_Thug


The latest headlines from the BleepingComputer press corps.

  • 996 topics
  • 7,115 replies
ZeroLocker - a new destruct... - last post by pauloalex409

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.

  • 58 topics
  • 246 replies
Need advice about in-home P... - last post by Aerys

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.

  • 405 topics
  • 19,348 replies
Privacy and Security - last post by newbleeping

Forum Games

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

  • 223 topics
  • 61,474 replies
That's Like Game - last post by PanickyD

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.

  • 651 topics
  • 5,946 replies
The far side of the Interne... - last post by PanickyD

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.

  • 6 topics
  • 13 replies
Unnecessary message - last post by dicke

  • 3,357,887 Total Posts
  • 651,824 Total Members
  • bal53 Newest Member
  • 14,872 Most Online

8956 users are online (in the past 60 minutes)

59 members, 8894 guests, 3 anonymous users   (See full list)  (Member Name)

Joe C, Fell, TsVk!, LiquidTension, Lemmi, MalwareMutilator, nevans07, mikjensen, morris88, Union_Thug, Klone, hamluis, danielstern96, billmo, nasdaq, mdinok2014, Sirawit, bonaparte, NickAu1, ChristoD, Wildabeast, gringo_pr, karkrazy, beever, afcarter, picasso, judyjht, Edson simoes de brit, DonnaB, myrti, Naathim, radioman4949, CompCav, Allan, plasmaaaaa, kellyman5028, granada12, killerx525, paul456, badr0b0t, gotsaed, auto1571, jayskinzracing, wertamaki, schrauber, CleaningLady, Arbait, bal53, ry12, Beaker77, deeprybka, ElfBane, chrisforum124, 1ian20, Lyuts, TwinHeadedEagle, bloopie, jonuk76, Rayp1

40 members are celebrating their birthday today

roddy32 (65), alban (33), kickehy (30), alienspazms (25), Kitana (29), OylE (58), chiGeek (57), Blake Enf (34), Archer-of-Death (27), topiloe (28), apothecary (64), Stormie P (64), Bruce M. Weinstein (71), Michael T (70), LindaIHN (63), ATARi (26), jeff316 (19), redmonkeystretford (38), jomegared (30), bugfoot (61), newguy21 (26), Spinny859 (65), vepoppins (24), Owen7 (18), Jack421 (32), Ballouj74 (40), MIDGA (33), warren_d, StephL67, BigStick, St5v5 (64), nolamom (46), Nyla (18), kingsweeting1 (20), hipshot (74), Sector150 (55), HappyHemi, kreybig (72), Jimizlad (57), masterthemachines (17)