Q+A: Is The AVG Free Anti-Virus 2016 Toolbar And vProt Required In The Latest Version Of AVG Free Anti-Virus 2016 ?

November 8, 2013

Q: Is The AVG Free Anti-Virus 2016 Toolbar And vProt Required In The Latest Version Of AVG Free Anti-Virus 2016 ?

A: No. It is not required. In any shape or form. I actually find it faster browsing without it. Also you can disable vProt from your system start-up as well. I find using CCleaner the best program to achieve completely deactivating vProt.

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Danny


Q+A: Is The AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013 Toolbar And vProt Required In The Latest Version Of AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013 ?

April 25, 2013

Q: Is The AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013 Toolbar And vProt Required In The Latest Version Of AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013 ?

A: No. It is not required. In any shape or form. I actually find it faster browsing without it. Also you can disable vProt from your system start-up as well. I find using CCleaner the best program to achieve completely deactivating vProt.

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Danny


Q+A: When It Comes To Cleaning My Mouse. What Do You Recommend I Use ? And How Often Should I Clean It ?

July 21, 2012

QWhen It Comes To Cleaning My Mouse. What Do You Recommend I Use ? And How Often Should I Clean It ?

A: Well that would depend on what kind of Mouse you have. But I generally recommend a flush-able wet wipe. Try to get one that is for sensitive skin and has no scent to it.

Or you could use a Q-tip with some rubbing alcohol on it. For the scroll wheel. Or if you are real old school and have a mouse with a ball in it take it out and dunk it some rubbing alcohol  and roll it around then remove it and dry it off real well. Or you could also use a wet wipe.

You should be cleaning your mouse at least once a month. But if you eat around your computer or have a pet. You may want to think about cleaning it once a week. Or after each snack or meal you had while using your mouse. I personally use a clean kleenext to place on top of my mouse to keep it clean while I am eating at my computer.

Then when you are done wash your hands and toss the tissue away and you should be good to go with no sticky mouse issues.

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Kirbe + Danny


Q+A: When It Comes To Cleaning My Monitor. What Do You Recommend I Use ?

July 18, 2012

QWhen It Comes To Cleaning My Monitor. What Do You Recommend I Use ?

A: Well that would depend on what kind of Monitor you have. I generally recommend a soft static free cloth with LCD or other alternative cleaning fluid or gel.

I would stay away from any type of glass cleaner or eye glass cleaning cloths. They will can hold a static charge and will leave streaks and also in some rare cases can scratch your Monitor .

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Kirbe + Danny


Q+A: When It Comes To General PC Maintenance. Is Paid Or Free Software Suites Better ?

June 27, 2012

QWhen It Comes To General PC Maintenance. Is Paid Or Free Software Suites Better ?

A: Well that would depend on the person and their system usage. CCleaner can be a great stand in for (some) paid PC maintenance suites for VERY light PC usage. Provided the person remembers to run it at least once a week. But a program like Auslogic BoostSpeed. Is a great all around PC optimization and maintenance suite. That is of average price and is very very safe to use.

I would never say that free works in all circumstances. Nor would I say paid would work in all circumstances.

I say that because not everyone has the extra $50 USD or $60 USD (on average) price to spend on a 1 year term worth of high end PC software for maintenance and or optimization.

Even paid programs need to be updated and setup. To achieve the desired effects.

But you have to remember if you go free. You going to need around 5 – 10 different programs (on average) to achieve the same or better level of what you may get in one shot with a paid program. And free you have a lot more dependent on the end user. Your gonna have to run updates and run most scans manually. Where as most paidware suites have some way of automating the process.

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Danny + Kirbe


Q+A: When Should I Think About Formating My Computer ?

June 23, 2012

QWhen Should I Think About Formating My Computer ?

A: Well that would depend on the person and the circumstances. For instance if you get a virus or your computer is running too slow or there are corruptions in your computers registry. Or your computer starts to act oddly (crashing, turning off or shutting down for no reason). All of the above are really good reasons to format one’s computer.

There are people out there and even on my own team. That format their own home desktops and laptops monthly. I honestly don’t really agree with that notion. Nor would I ever recommend someone to do that. There is just no real evidence, that I can see. To imply that any computer of any kind needs to be re-formated that often.

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Danny + Remy “Se7en”


Q+A: How Fragmented Should My Hard Drive Be. Before I Should Defrag It ?

June 9, 2012

Q: How Fragmented Should My Hard Drive Be. Before I Should Defrag It ?

A: I would say you should be defrag-ing your computer at or before 5% fragmentation rate. Any more and it could take several hours to defrag. (Will depends on your hard drive and system states. It will also depend on what disk defrag program you are using. Some are faster then others.)

Your not gonna harm your computer hard drive. If you want to defrag your hard drive before it reaches 5%. I feel 5% is easy to remember and it also means your system is not to far gone. By about 8% your system may become affected by the fragmentation of your main hard drive. And slow down your computer start-up and shut down process may increase by quite a bit. So watch out for that symptom.

Now if we are talking a periodically used extremal drive (Unless it is a direct back-up for your C:\ drive). You can wait way past 5% to defrag your hard drive. For me I add and subtract files all the time from my many external drives. So there really is no point as that hard drive is pretty much always under 3% fragmentation rate.

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Danny


Q+A: Is The AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012 Toolbar And vProt Required In The Latest Version Of AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012 (2012.0.2221) ?

May 12, 2012

Q: Is The AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012 Toolbar And vProt Required In The Latest Version Of AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012 (2012.0.2221) ?

A: No. It is not required. In any shape or form. I actually find it faster browsing without it.  Also you can disable vProt from your system start-up. As well.

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Danny


Q+A: Should I Delete That File From My Virus Vault / File Quarantine ?

March 1, 2012

RR 4.5

1. Where is the file from? (Internet, System file) Always check the Full System Pathway ?

**such as  c:/explorer.exe/usd

Explanation If it is a system file watch out. The file could screw up your computer. Please check with someone who knows computers before you deleted any such file.

2. What is the file extension ? (.exe, .sys, .gba)

ExplanationIf the file  is an .exe or .dll file. The file may prevent a program from running or cause system and or file corruption.

3. How may files are affected ?

ExplanationVery important, if the file is a virus that multiplies. You may have a very short time to fix it. Before it gets to be a major major issues or a complete computer write off.

Here are some ways you can tell if the virus you have is “Multiplier Type Virus”

– Every time you scan your computer there are more files infected.

– More program that were not infect start to act up. For Example Microsoft Office no longer works. Then you try to run your VLC media player again and now it no longer works. Then you may just have a “Multiplier Type Virus”.

4. Is it a mistake ? (Not many people can tell this unless, they know a lot about their system)

Explanation – For instance sometimes Java is show as a virus. But depending on where you got it and the security programs you are running. That can be a fairly clear false positive. Sometimes Peer 2 Peer file sharing programs will come up as a virus. So be careful.

5. Is it an Archive file ?

Explanation – Sometimes an archive file can accidentally be opened/activated by a virus scan alone or by manually opening it yourself. You maybe a little more protected by an archive file. If it is password protected because a lot of virus scanning software will be unable to open up such a file. Or the virus program may just come back with a warning or caution and that’s about it. Some virus programs may just skip the file altogether.

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Danny


Q+A: How Do I Remove/Deactivate The AVG Anti-Virus 2012 Security Toolbar ?

February 16, 2012

Q: How Do I Remove/Deactivate The AVG Anti-Virus 2012 Security Toolbar ?

A: I have found 4 different methods to remove or just deactivate The AVG Anti-Virus 2012 Security Toolbar. Just follow 1 of these 4 methods and you should be AVG Toolbar Free.

Method #1 : To Remove the AVG free Anti-Virus 2012 Security Toolbar

A. Re-run the AVG install file

B. Then select Add/Remove Feature and then when the wizard gets to the option

C. Un-select it and then and then complete the wizard.

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Method #2 : To Remove the AVG Anti-Virus 2012 Security Toolbar

A. Go To Windows Control Panel 

B. Then select Add/Remove Programs Or Programs And Features

C. Select AVG 2012

D. Select Change or Uninstall

E. Now just wait till it loads up the wizard.

F. Now Select Add/Remove Feature Or Remove

G. Now Select AVG Toolbar

H. Complete Wizard. Now you should be toolbar free.

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Method #3: To deactivate The AVG Anti-Virus 2012 Security Toolbar in Mozilla FireFox

A. Open FireFox

B. Open the Tools option

C. Choose Add-ons

D. A New Window will open up

E. Go to AVG Toolbar

F. Click Disable

G. Re-start Browser

H. Toolbar should be gone (But be aware it is not deleted it is still there just not de-activated)

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Method #4: To deactivate The AVG Anti-Virus 2012 Security Toolbar in Internet Explorer 9

A. Open IE

B. Open the Tools option

C. Choose Internet Options

D. Then to the PROGRAM tab

E. Now select Manage Add-Ons

F. Click Disable

G. Re-start Browser

H. Toolbar should be gone (But be aware it is not deleted it is still there just not de-activated)

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**Please feel free to comment and or e-mail (computer.savvy@hotmail.com) us in the case any of the above methods don’t work. Or if you need further assistance

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Danny


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