Helpful recommendations for your computer's safety.

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Ichezis
31 March, 2016, 9:08 AM UTC

M'lords and ladies!

Here are some tips & tricks to keep your new/resetted or current PC clean & safe:

Handy Programs:

  • AVG: 

          This important and magnificent Anti-Virus keeps your PC safe from anything.

          (http://free.avg.com/nl-nl/homepage)

  • CCleaner: 

          This program keeps your computer clean & shiny.

          (https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER)

  • iObit Uninstaller: 

          This uninstalling program can uninstall anything, it even has the ability to remove any leftovers.

          (http://www.iobit.com/advanceduninstaller.html)

  • SpyBot: Search & Destroy: 

          This program protects your system from any spyware possible.

          (http://www.safer-networking.org/)

  • MalwareBytes: 

          This program is just like SpyBot, but this removes malware from any kind!

          (https://www.malwarebytes.org/)

  • AdwCleaner: 

          This program purges adware of many kinds!

          (https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/)

Tips and Tricks:

  1. ONLY have shortcuts on your desktop. Non-shortcuts can drop your PC's speed a lot. 
  2. Keep your Anti-Virus up, always. (Except for specific downloads) 
  3. Do not download stuff you think it might cause damage to your PC. 
  4. Never forget to update your Anti-Virus, SpyBot etc. Just let them run while you sleep. 
  5. Scan your PC often in case of any viruses. 
  6. Whenever you see there's some program on your PC you don't like, just run iObit, and it'll remove it within no time! 
  7. Whenever you think your PC is kinda full, run CCleaner to clean a lot of stuff up. 
  8. Check your PC so now and then from the inside to see if it has any dust. Dust can cause damage to your PC. 
  9. Troubles with Adware? Run AdwCleaner and remove them all! (Reboot most of all necessary)

Additional Information:

What is a Virus?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_virus

What is a Trojan Horse?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_horse_(computing)

What is Adware?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adware

What is Malware?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

What is Spyware?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware


I hope this will keep your path on Stormfall clean from the diseases of Balur!

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tom
18 July, 2016, 3:13 AM UTC

SlopranoDark said:


M'lords and ladies!

Here are some tips & tricks to keep your new/resetted or current PC clean & safe:

Or just run FreeBSD or Linux instead of M$ Windows. They may not be 100% immune to viruses and other malware, but in general they are far more secure out of the box and you almost have to go out of your way to do something stupid before malware can infect your system.
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brunsonthomas
19 July, 2016, 1:50 PM UTC
SlopranoDark said:

M'lords and ladies!

Here are some tips & tricks to keep your new/resetted or current PC clean & safe:

Handy Programs:

  • AVG: 

          This important and magnificent Anti-Virus keeps your PC safe from anything.

          (http://free.avg.com/nl-nl/homepage)

  • CCleaner: 

          This program keeps your computer clean & shiny.

          (https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER)

  • iObit Uninstaller: 

          This uninstalling program can uninstall anything, it even has the ability to remove any leftovers.

          (http://www.iobit.com/advanceduninstaller.html)

  • SpyBot: Search & Destroy: 

          This program protects your system from any spyware possible.

          (http://www.safer-networking.org/)

  • MalwareBytes: 

          This program is just like SpyBot, but this removes malware from any kind!

          (https://www.malwarebytes.org/)

  • AdwCleaner: 

          This program purges adware of many kinds!

          (https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/)

Tips and Tricks:

  1. ONLY have shortcuts on your desktop. Non-shortcuts can drop your PC's speed a lot. 
  2. Keep your Anti-Virus up, always. (Except for specific downloads) 
  3. Do not download stuff you think it might cause damage to your PC. 
  4. Never forget to update your Anti-Virus, SpyBot etc. Just let them run while you sleep. 
  5. Scan your PC often in case of any viruses. 
  6. Whenever you see there's some program on your PC you don't like, just run iObit, and it'll remove it within no time! 
  7. Whenever you think your PC is kinda full, run CCleaner to clean a lot of stuff up. 
  8. Check your PC so now and then from the inside to see if it has any dust. Dust can cause damage to your PC. 
  9. Troubles with Adware? Run AdwCleaner and remove them all! (Reboot most of all necessary)

Additional Information:

What is a Virus?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_virus

What is a Trojan Horse?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_horse_(computing)

What is Adware?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adware

What is Malware?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

What is Spyware?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware


I hope this will keep your path on Stormfall clean from the diseases of Balur!

Excellent ideas for those who have no idea how vulnerable their computer can be to ambitious hackers.
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paku_kusuma
26 July, 2016, 5:36 PM UTC
i'm a newbie. still trying to catch up :(
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brunsonthomas
26 July, 2016, 5:45 PM UTC
paku_kusuma said:

i'm a newbie. still trying to catch up :(
Everyone here started at level 1. Follow tutorials ask questions and I recommend join a league. All leagues help new players and it is much easier to survive than if you try to do it all yourself.
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