Who is good at laptops?

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by Petal, Jan 10, 2015.

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  1. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I bought a new laptop 2 days ago, it's a windows vista think pad. It'd brand new but got it for 150. Now I've seen people talk about adblock (where can I get that without getting a virus?) I downloaded AVG. What else is good? Ideas are very welcome, it's great to finally have a new laptop. Links to a few things are very welcomed.... thanks =)

    FYI....I know nothing about computers, just how to use forums and upload pics etc.... basically nothing.

    Like I said any input is appreciated to make the laptop better and more useful, calenders, good backgrouds, etc anything :)
     
  2. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    Adblock is an add-on program for the Firefox web browser. I don't know if it works with other browsers. Chrome maybe? Anyway, you can just google 'Adblock plus' and the first hit will give you the official .org website for it. Pretty simple to install, just follow the steps on the website. You can also set it to allow ads on sites you wish to support.
     
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I'm using chrome, I will try that right now, thank you :)
     
  4. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Ok I have that done....thanks so much.

    Does anyone know a good site for wallpaper and other cool things? :thank_you:
     
  5. Terry

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  6. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Thanks, I got a beautiful desktop wallpaper, a horse in the clouds!!! Beautiful <3
     
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  8. W Miller

    W Miller Well-Known Member

    Hi Petal :)

    Sorry, I know its been a long time NO see, but I've been struggling a bit myself.

    Best of luck with the new computer....:)

    One easy thing to do right off the bat, is, use your search function and do a search for the free (automatically downloaded from MS) "MRT" (M~icrosoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool) When you are able to locate the applications, go ahead an create a shortcut on your desktop/start-menu for this application.

    Why not, its included - and run it frequently, and of course, hopefully you will always come up clean during your scan(s).

    Good luck and have fun.:clap2:
     
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  9. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Hi W Miller,

    It's very nice to see you around again, we will have to have a catch up soon, I hope you get back on your feet quickly.
    Your idea sounds like a great one, I will do just that, thank you.:cool::sweetiepie:
     
  10. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I knew about this one, thank you...it is installing. :)
     
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  12. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Wow Zaheer, you are super awesome...thanks so much for all those very useful links. Much appreciated, will have a look at them all very soon. :)
     
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  15. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Thanks very much for taking the time to help me :) I will try these :)
     
  16. DarkRomance

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    Petal, you should consider using Linux if you don't want any virus.
     
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