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Windows 8

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

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Is Windows 8 user-friendly? - last post by Totaldummy

Windows 7

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

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Laptop touchpad and keyboar... - last post by NukeBreath

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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After downloading updates f... - last post by Sam Gunn

Windows XP Home and Professional

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

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End Of Support For Windows... - last post by signofzeta

Windows 95/98/ME

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

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Sony Vaio PCG-505TR Power P... - last post by rotor123

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.

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how to network window serve... - last post by Sneakycyber

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.

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Kali-Linux Guides - last post by technonymous


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

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Windows 8.1 and Dos commands - last post by Redamo

Mac OS

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

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Malware Help for an Idiot? - last post by groverdot

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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.

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cpu and bios issues - last post by andras

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.

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USB not detected - last post by A18 UNI

System Building and Upgrading

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

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AHCI Question? - last post by OldPhil

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.

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$3500 Water-cooled Gam... - last post by synergy513

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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.

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Trojan Horse Generic35 + Co... - last post by TB-Psychotic

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.

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google chrome redirects(can... - last post by noknojon

Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

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

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Ran Adwcleaner and accident... - last post by jmunjr

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.

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Why is my Firewall "lea... - last post by infectednow

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.

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HowDecrypt or CryptorBit En... - last post by zoster77ct

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.

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Spyware And Malware Removal... - last post by quietman7

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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.

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

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Xfinity - last post by czarboom

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.

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Updating my website issue (... - last post by Coco2014

Service Providers

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

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Finding a ISP in my area - last post by czarboom

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Business Applications

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

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PDF o DOC - last post by biferi

All Other Applications

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

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Remote Support - FreeWare R... - last post by Doofenschmirtz

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!

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The Ten Most Dangerous Thin... - last post by quietman7

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.

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Photoscape download has PUP... - last post by Agouti

Audio and Video

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

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Video and Audio Streaming T... - last post by jhayz


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

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Best programming language f... - last post by eilisysfb

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Apple iOS

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

  • 176 topics
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Unable to transfer photos f... - last post by MartinYozgat

Android OS

Android devices

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Samsung Link - last post by spngbobis4me

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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Windows Phone 8.1 update -... - last post by Casey_boy

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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where to start this topic? - last post by Animal

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Computer Gaming

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

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Where can I find a download... - last post by RKilroy

Game Consoles

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

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Cell Phones

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

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Better choice for me.... - last post by NickAu1

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

  • 193 topics
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My grandsons ipod - last post by smax013

GPS Devices

Discuss and ask questions about Global Positioning Devices.

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Found a Neat Hobby.... - last post by Chuck E.

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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.

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What tutorials do you want... - last post by Valinorum

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.

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Please Help Me!!! - last post by Carl5872

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

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  5. Linux Mini-Guides,
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  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!

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How To Temporarily Disable... - last post by Broni

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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!

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Technicians: What if you ca... - last post by cat1092


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.

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BleepingComputer Announcements, Comments, & Suggestions

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

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The latest headlines from the BleepingComputer press corps.

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Apple releases numerous sec... - last post by computerxpds

IT Certifications and Careers

Discuss various IT certifications and careers.

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Interested in IT..but - last post by RKilroy

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.

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What would you do? - last post by Orange Blossom

Forum Games

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

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Answer my question with a q... - last post by Darktune

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.

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The far side of the Interne... - last post by Wildabeast

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.

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test - last post by petewills

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