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#1 rawstokes


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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:08 AM

Hi, I am Richard Stokes from the UK. I am trying to learn how to properly housekeep my machine. A recent invasion has showed me how much I depend on my machine being nice and clean.

I live New Forest, Hampshire UK. 58 years and have been using computers (badly probably) since 1982, my first computer was an Osborne Portable (luggable) twin floppies of low capacity, a tiny green screen running CP/M.

Now on a Toshiba laptop.

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:26 AM

Hello Richard and :thumbsup: to Bleeping Computer.

Be sure to check out the New User Orientation and the excellent Tutorials.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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#3 tg1911


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Posted 29 October 2007 - 03:25 AM

Hi, Richard.
Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 11:36 AM

There are several excellent tutorials that will provide help in building a layered software protection for your computer. This protection includes using a firewall, a resident anti-virus, and several anti-spyware applictions, as well as installing all critical Microsoft updates.
But as important as these are, the person at the keyboard is the real key. By spending some time here learning and increasing your knowledge, you will soon be able to keep your computer secure and operating at best effeciency.
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