View Poll Results: What Windows Operating System Do You Have?

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  • Windows 95

    0 0%
  • Windows 98

    1 3.03%
  • Windows 2000

    1 3.03%
  • Windows ME or Vista

    2 6.06%
  • Windows XP

    4 12.12%
  • Windows 7

    6 18.18%
  • Windows 8

    1 3.03%
  • Windows 8.1

    2 6.06%
  • Windows 10

    19 57.58%
  • I have an APPLE computer

    7 21.21%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    If I might add something guys...

    Watch out for those "Free Driver Update" sites, and some of them look just like the Microsoft site...

    I'm sure many are aware of these kind of things, but like a lot of other "free services" it will scan your system, probably won't be able to update anything, and you'll be left with a start-up cookie or daily pop-up cookie for the rest of your computer's life... (and I wish these dumb-ass companies would realize that this practice does not "endear" people to the company.. quite the opposite. (and, there ought'a be a law, damn-it!))

    And if anyone knows how to get rid of these, (without having to do a "register scan") it would be greatly appreciated.

    It's the kind of thing you know you shouldn't do, but somehow end up doing... you hope "this one will be different."

    Just make double-sure the site is actually Microsoft etc, the last one I tried said Microsoft, had their logo, looked like their site, but I bet none of that is illegal, so do the search yourself and make sure it's legit!

    And thank you @DemoWhip for this thread!

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    @Thx1138 You're most welcome! What you say in your reply is absolutely correct! There are websites out there that say they can update your drivers but they are not MS related and could actually do damage to one's system. Thanks so much for the reminder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoWhip View Post
    @Thx1138 You're most welcome! What you say in your reply is absolutely correct! There are websites out there that say they can update your drivers but they are not MS related and could actually do damage to one's system. Thanks so much for the reminder!
    I've got two of those darn pop-ups on me right now, lol!

    One of each... one comes up every time I boot, the other decides to "ALERT" me, usually at the crucible moment of my gaming!

    My anti-spyware (which is pretty good) and doing "system restores" can't get rid of 'em.

    Time for a new computer anyway!

    And I'm going back to Dell, babies!

    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    I've got two of those darn pop-ups on me right now, lol!

    One of each... one comes up every time I boot, the other decides to "ALERT" me, usually at the crucible moment of my gaming!

    My anti-spyware (which is pretty good) and doing "system restores" can't get rid of 'em.

    Time for a new computer anyway!

    And I'm going back to Dell, babies!

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    Sorry to hear about the pop-ups. That can be a real drag. What web browser do you use? There may be an add-on or extension to help with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoWhip View Post
    Sorry to hear about the pop-ups. That can be a real drag. What web browser do you use? There may be an add-on or extension to help with that.
    I'm just on internet explorer, I have Mozilla and Firefox I use when my system is under attack.

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    Meltdown and Spectre present 2 different ways of attacking data protection measures on CPUs enabling attackers to read data they shouldn't be able to. Unfortunately this affects every intel CPU since 1995 and the fix will slow windows down by as much as 30%. AMD processors won't require this fix thankfully, but many pieces of software are in the process of being patched to fix this... whew! lucky me the new box I just got is an AMD Ryzen


    Stock market reacting the cpu flaws issue..

    AMD keeps gaining even though some of Intel's chip flaws also affect its CPUs (AMD, INTC) | Markets Insider
    Intel's chips have been the main focus of the CPU flaws, and the company's shares have fallen as much as 9% since the news broke on Wednesday morning. AMD shares have risen 15.3% in the same time frame and maintained their gains despite the company saying its chips also contain the flaws to a degree.
    ..snips..
    Last edited by Tedminator; 5th January 2018 at 07:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post




    Meltdown and Spectre present 3 different ways of attacking data protection measures on CPUs enabling attackers to read data they shouldn't be able to. Unfortunately this affects every intel CPU since 1995 and the fix will slow windows down by as much as 30%. AMD processors won't require this fix thankfully, but many pieces of software are in the process of being patched to fix this... whew! lucky me the new box I just got is an AMD Ryzen


    Stock market reacting the cpu flaws issue..

    AMD keeps gaining even though some of Intel's chip flaws also affect its CPUs (AMD, INTC) | Markets Insider
    Intel's chips have been the main focus of the CPU flaws, and the company's shares have fallen as much as 9% since the news broke on Wednesday morning. AMD shares have risen 15.3% in the same time frame and maintained their gains despite the company saying its chips also contain the flaws to a degree.
    ..snips..
    Ooh, really good information Ted, thank you!

    (My current system has an AMD chip, but I'll be getting that new system soon and would have been bummed to find out Intel has this horrible defect after I bought it!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    I'm just on internet explorer, I have Mozilla and Firefox I use when my system is under attack.

    Thx
    So, now that your system is under attack have you been using Mozilla's Firefox? It is a good web browser. Another good browser that takes off from that is Pale Moon. It is fast and has the capability to use different extensions or add-ons. If you have now switched to Firefox, one add-on you might consider using is Popup Blocker (strict).

    If you're interested you can download it at:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...popup-blocker/ Best of luck!
    Last edited by DemoWhip; 5th January 2018 at 05:00 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Ooh, really good information Ted, thank you!

    (My current system has an AMD chip, but I'll be getting that new system soon and would have been bummed to find out Intel has this horrible defect after I bought it!)

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    yeah I'm glad I didnt go with Intel with my latest box. Hopefully this will give AMD a chance to gain ground on Intel's market share.


    Intel CEO's massive stock dump raises eyebrows

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/tech...res/index.html

    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich sold about half his stock months after he learned about critical flaws in billions of his company's microchips. Krzanich now holds only the minimum number of shares he's required to own.
    ..snip..
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    Apparently intel have known about it since last June/July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    yeah I'm glad I didnt go with Intel with my latest box. Hopefully this will give AMD a chance to gain ground on Intel's market share.


    Intel CEO's massive stock dump raises eyebrows

    Intel CEO's massive stock dump raises eyebrows - Jan. 4, 2018

    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich sold about half his stock months after he learned about critical flaws in billions of his company's microchips. Krzanich now holds only the minimum number of shares he's required to own.
    ..snip..
    AMD chips have the same security risk, so do all Apple computers.

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