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 10

Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

  • 49 topics
  • 505 replies
Free for a year? That's... - last post by bludgard

Windows 8

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

  • 3,281 topics
  • 17,152 replies
HELP!  Windows 8, MS Office... - last post by HairCut

Windows 7

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

  • 15,404 topics
  • 89,618 replies
duplicate music files - last post by cinco

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

  • 10,517 topics
  • 46,279 replies
Can't Load Windows, Tos... - last post by JohnC_21

Windows XP Home and Professional

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

  • 36,469 topics
  • 196,464 replies
Hard Drive Failure - last post by UpgradeMe

Windows 95/98/ME

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

  • 2,586 topics
  • 14,659 replies
98SE won't install, dri... - last post by RolandJS

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.

  • 1,544 topics
  • 5,244 replies
Beginner 2008 R2 question - last post by doctore

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.

  • 2,284 topics
  • 19,416 replies
Mint RSS Feed - last post by pcpunk


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

  • 547 topics
  • 1,848 replies
man, I miss my BATchfiles i... - last post by gpence

Mac OS

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

  • 617 topics
  • 2,550 replies
Do i really need iCloud? - last post by Buddyme2

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.

  • 20,975 topics
  • 118,252 replies
Computer won't start af... - last post by ranchhand_

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.

  • 6,552 topics
  • 25,876 replies
Is a new UPS (Uninterupted... - last post by paul88ks

System Building and Upgrading

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

  • 5,037 topics
  • 33,882 replies
Help building a desktop - last post by SambieStrumpet

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.

  • 1,324 topics
  • 6,791 replies
Bought a new computer befor... - last post by jemakenna

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.

  • 132,215 topics
  • 1,258,522 replies
Repeated Trojan.Ransomlock.... - last post by Qrinkle

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.

  • 68,301 topics
  • 387,434 replies
Browser Hijack Malware, Win... - last post by jesst940

Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

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

  • 8,704 topics
  • 41,873 replies
Purchase Template: Wanting... - last post by a.h.h.10

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.

  • 714 topics
  • 3,533 replies
Can I have Windows 7 Firewa... - last post by Aura.

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.

  • 2,615 topics
  • 16,862 replies
Possible Double Infection b... - last post by dimpling

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
  • 249 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.

  • 11,621 topics
  • 39,972 replies
AOL Desktop 9.7. with Dial-... - last post by CaveDweller2


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

  • 7,039 topics
  • 31,534 replies
Camera over network - last post by Wand3r3r

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.

  • 1,380 topics
  • 6,552 replies
Story Sharing Widget? - last post by ocean77

Service Providers

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

  • 55 topics
  • 219 replies
AT&T text messages can... - last post by mjd420nova

Network Streaming Devices

This forum is for the discussion of network streaming devices such as AppleTV, Roku, and Plex, and other media servers.

  • 2 topics
  • 5 replies
cctv remote view setup - last post by aduma

Toggle Software Software

  Forum Stats Last Post Info

Business Applications

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

  • 2,687 topics
  • 7,870 replies
Microsoft Office Installati... - last post by SlowMO

All Other Applications

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

  • 5,490 topics
  • 19,699 replies
Java or Firefox is blocking... - last post by connie6121

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!

  • 786 topics
  • 5,271 replies
Is there a way to get iTune... - last post by Star_Slight

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.

  • 975 topics
  • 4,745 replies
Free Textures for Photo Man... - last post by doodlebox

Audio and Video

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

  • 4,591 topics
  • 14,472 replies
All audio devices suddenly... - last post by Dornroschen


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

  • 1,388 topics
  • 6,315 replies
Best programming language t... - last post by TheDcoder

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.

  • 13 topics
  • 38 replies
Need basic tablet - last post by JohnWho

Apple iOS

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

  • 249 topics
  • 966 replies
Numbers App Issue - last post by Ktace0304

Android OS

Android devices

  • 303 topics
  • 1,030 replies
Is My Android Infected? - last post by Animal

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

  • 13 topics
  • 47 replies
Best Window Phone - last post by Digital_Veil

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

  • 33 topics
  • 89 replies
Working on the "old... - last post by hogesinwa

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

  • 2,794 topics
  • 12,138 replies
Your favorite game soundtracks - last post by Bezukhov

Game Consoles

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

  • 110 topics
  • 481 replies
What's the estimated po... - last post by SEANIA

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.

  • 327 topics
  • 1,022 replies
Consumer Cellular - last post by cat1092

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

  • 196 topics
  • 584 replies
Changing Apple ID on itunes - last post by 4SaleUSA

GPS Devices

Discuss and ask questions about Global Positioning Devices.

  • 20 topics
  • 50 replies
GPS Shopping - last post by Ivy74

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
  • 775 replies
how to delect all virus for... - last post by Nikhil_CV

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.

  • 458 topics
  • 1,476 replies
unwanted app found in datab... - 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!

  • 140 topics
  • 411 replies
How To Temporarily Disable... - last post by JSntgRvr

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!

  • 5,827 topics
  • 49,451 replies
Warranties in the USA - and... - last post by Chris Cosgrove


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.

  • 40,806 topics
  • 75,869 replies
A most interesting site - last post by boopme

BleepingComputer Announcements, Comments, & Suggestions

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

  • 1,209 topics
  • 7,769 replies


The latest headlines from the BleepingComputer press corps.

  • 1,035 topics
  • 8,642 replies
New PClock CryptoLocker Ran... - last post by C A M R Y

BleepingComputer Offers and Deals

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

  • 8 topics
  • 10 replies
30% off CryptoPrevent and d... - last post by Foolish Tech

IT Certifications and Careers

Discuss various IT certifications and careers.

  • 68 topics
  • 311 replies
To find an IT job or get ce... - last post by tyrant64

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.

  • 412 topics
  • 19,499 replies
Why can't a country dow... - 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.

  • 234 topics
  • 66,066 replies
One Hit Wonders - last post by boopme

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.

  • 671 topics
  • 6,487 replies
The far side of the Interne... - last post by Daisy Cutter

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.

  • 14 topics
  • 26 replies
Test - last post by M. de Jager

Latest Downloads

Latest Virus Removal Guides

  • 3,502,369 Total Posts
  • 673,470 Total Members
  • mitchq1 Newest Member
  • 16,767 Most Online

8542 users are online (in the past 60 minutes)

98 members, 8441 guests, 3 anonymous users   (See full list)  (Member Name)

nickautomatic, cinco, AAE32, Math., quietman7, gotrekt, King_Yoshi, kennedy10, Smorton1951, mitchq1, SexT5Vette, dimpling, JohnWho, Budapest, picasso, dbrisendine, mralias518, paul88ks, mudhutbob, Jackfalconeme, cowboys2006, Hardcoretexan, Jbocko, tyson79120, Aura., buddy215, bmike1, JDG123, Angel Rodriquez, wizardfromoz, Broni, OCD, 12Strings, tenisverma, ktoepfer99, oneMedic, ken545, Queen-Evie, Dabs, Portaller, Marty_J, Qrinkle, bloopie, Digital_Veil, pcpunk, Oh My!, boopme, deeprybka, YeahBleeping, blitzkrieg566, Animal, b.groves, Bamagirl15, smileybgood, DonnaB, polaris_dave, a.h.h.10, Go The Power, CaveDweller2, Comdark.Bubnix, Killagain, JWebb, Bruggs, BrianDrab, Derren, Johnny Computer, heyyou325, malcom123, sflatechguy, one2treefor5, teddieg, random/random, Star_Slight, NickAu, JohnWJ, Wand3r3r, Michele31415, mitsros, Gabby23, thebutteredpotato, bvanharjr, Mookid, zuruikyuubi, Kotu, Rickkins, AndersonP, MRDMWest, jushcomb68, Jaminbennyj, amystarzyk, UpgradeMe, DeimosChaos, Eastcoastdanny, ff731emt, connie6121, rg43, mjl1297, dcanoli

36 members are celebrating their birthday today

Johnny305SR (31), efizzer (42), Sp1d3r (24), virginiageek (71), james2904 (72), silady (51), nicver1969 (56), Xellena (42), jordanny (50), Kaflaful (29), Nietzsche (31), drew16 (23), rdbianco4 (33), Wolfy87 (21), Psinetic (28), Volvac (42), Markus315 (56), bobguice (68), fred_upset (59), sad1979 (36), Scotty0844 (35), Evan W. (29), George Warren (76), bscruggs87 (28), -André- (63), Tallrdhd (56), bellalynn (50), Mirek5701 (28), darenso (39), Fabian Wosar (36), AndrewCa (49), Jaivaequida (38), PcCmdr (38), phil127 (63), GreyHairedGeek (60), mcstevemckee