I was useing Windows XP since it first came out,basically on the same PC.After 12 years my PC finally gave out,so I had to buy a new PC that came with Windows 8.1
I was suprised at how different the two are,and I am still trying to figure everything out
With my old PC I fought off a lot of viruses and Malware, doing that I, learned a lot about where everything was and how most of the Windows programs worked and what to look for to avoid infection.
I read the tutorial section and either didnt see it or it wasnt there, so I decided to start this thread.
On Xp I used Avast,and I believe its a very good anti virus
With 8.1 should I install it? or is the Windows defender system good enough?
Malwarebytes saved me on XP on many different occasions from viruses. I see there is something simular to it in windows
Should I install it on 8.1?
I used to use a program called C Cleaner as well..................?
This New PC runs with 64 bits as apposed to my old one that had 32.
I downloaded Gimp, not thinking much about it,and noticed it said something about being for a 32 bit system, but it still seems to work
I was useing my old PC for so many years,I never gave it much thought, but am wondering what the difference is? Why do you have to download different programs for 32 bits or 64 bits?
I once read where someone was trying to help someone remove a virus, but there wasnt anything He could do because He had a 64 bit system?
Whats better a 32 bit or a 64?
My last really stupid question is, I bought a new tower, It has no fans and makes no noise at all, and amazingly throws off no heat.
My old one could heat a small garage, is this normal with New Pcs?
Anyway I know you guys think these are silly questions but would be very helpful...........Thanks