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.

Till The Next Q+A,

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


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