• Can people see things that you delete from your computer if they look closely enough?

    Best answer: There are two ways to remove files. If you simply use the delete option the files are marked deleted and the parts of the hard drive where they were located are available to be written with new files. However until this area gets overwritten with new files the old files can be recovered using freely available... show more
    Best answer: There are two ways to remove files.
    If you simply use the delete option the files are marked deleted and the parts of the hard drive where they were located are available to be written with new files. However until this area gets overwritten with new files the old files can be recovered using freely available software.
    Internet history is contained in (index.Dat) hidden files in older systems, not sure about windows 8 or 10. You can erase the contents with a cmd. or software but it will continue recording new history.
    'Wiping' a file means you overwrite the file you want removed immediately.
    A free program called Eraser will Wipe files/folders and if you need to put something else in the folder/file you just Wiped you can choose a file to replace it with.
    In the case of forensics searching through a device, suspicion is aroused when they see an area of the hard drive freshly Wiped so this program allows you to choose another file to place where the old stuff was.
    12 answers · Security · 16 hours ago
  • Macbook Infected by Virus!? HELP!?

    Best answer: "Macbook Infected by Virus!" Easy, now. I read all of this, but didn't see anything about how your computer is now reacting. Is it acting fine now? If so, it is fine. Some definitions.... "computer virus" = application that will attach to an OS file and make changes to the... show more
    Best answer: "Macbook Infected by Virus!"

    Easy, now. I read all of this, but didn't see anything about how your computer is now reacting. Is it acting fine now? If so, it is fine.

    Some definitions....

    "computer virus" = application that will attach to an OS file and make changes to the OS.

    "malware" = any software that is bad or that you hate. I hate Chinese bitter melon, so maybe it is malware.

    As of today, no true virus has been found in the wild that can install itself and alter OS X installed files. That's because any change to the basic OS X files requires that you type an admin password each time a change is attempted.

    An infection of OS X that can capture information typed and send that to a remote computer server is possible. Although the OS is not changed, information is gathered. That can be a disaster, even if the system continues to run perfectly smoothly. Your financial website login or email login password can be captured.

    It seems what you saw was a re-direct: some link on a web page opened a scare-ware page unexpectedly. That does not mean your system is affected. It means that website is infected.

    In general, as long as you do not download any app and launch it and as long as you did not type your admin password in response to some real or fake message, all is well. A common fake message is one claiming that you need to update Adobe Flash. Yes, Adobe does have an updater that will ask for this, but that has led hundreds of bad guys to distribute fake update messages to get your password. Just say "NO" to any Adobe message, and go to www.adobe.com to install the latest Flash Player plugin.

    If you want to be sure, get Avira (free at 1st link below), install it, and run a quick scan (minutes) or a full scan (hours). Avira can even find and isolate Windows malware that could be hosted by (but not affecting) OS X.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, if you really are seeing repeat pop-up ads, click on the 2nd link below and get started removing adware. This process is complicated, because adware developers are ever-updating their infection methods. It is a benign infection, nonetheless, because the OS X files are not changed, and adware is not a virus โ€“ it never wants you to have trouble using the computer or prevent your seeing the ads.

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    13 answers · Security · 23 hours ago
  • Can I sue a computer repair shop?

    I bought I refurbished computer and after a couple weeks it started to run really slow. So I took it to a local computer repair shop and they said the could diagnose the problem and fix it and everything would be covered by their 90 day warranty. They got my computer back to me later that day and it seemed like it... show more
    I bought I refurbished computer and after a couple weeks it started to run really slow. So I took it to a local computer repair shop and they said the could diagnose the problem and fix it and everything would be covered by their 90 day warranty. They got my computer back to me later that day and it seemed like it was working fine. than just a couple days later it started being slow again. when I took it back to them and said I'd like them to re diagnose it and I should still be under the warranty they said okay and had me sign the same generic agreement as before but It had no cost on it when I signed. then they called me an hour later and said they discovered a new problem and they were going to have to charge me again for repair. they said they fixed it and everything should be fine. after getting it back, my computer wont even turn on completely. it gets to the loading screen the bar fills up and then freezes. I just got I back yesterday and haven't been able to log on since. I'm going to take it back to them and have them re-diagnose an fix it again and for free because it should be covered on their 90 day warrant seeing as how I already paid for this service. They improperly diagnosed it and fixed nothing, actually made it run worse. If they try to say its not covered by there warranty again and try to charge me a third time what are the legal actions I can take.also what about the agreement I signed that had no price on it at the time but they wrote on in later
    11 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 14 hours ago
  • Facebook winner of the day is it real?

    I just won facebook visitor .and I want to know if its true or is it not real?
    I just won facebook visitor .and I want to know if its true or is it not real?
    12 answers · Facebook · 3 days ago
  • Can I put a Intel core i7 in my Dell?

    I currently have a Dell Optiplex 755 (full size) with a Intel Core 2 Duo processor. I want to put a core i7 or at least a i5 in it. Is it possible?
    I currently have a Dell Optiplex 755 (full size) with a Intel Core 2 Duo processor. I want to put a core i7 or at least a i5 in it. Is it possible?
    12 answers · Desktops · 10 hours ago
  • How do I disable ads on Android games?

    I love to play Android games from Playstore and what annoys me most of the time is the ads. They just keep popping up after each loading screen now and then. Almost all of Android games that I've played shows this similar behaviour. I was wondering if it is possible to disable those ads from settings within the... show more
    I love to play Android games from Playstore and what annoys me most of the time is the ads. They just keep popping up after each loading screen now and then. Almost all of Android games that I've played shows this similar behaviour. I was wondering if it is possible to disable those ads from settings within the phone. I've tried lots of methods such as using Proxy/VPN and even the adblocker but it seems that it does not give me the desired result(s). Am I doing anything wrong here? Or maybe am I missing something?
    16 answers · Security · 4 days ago
  • Are you going to buy into the AMD Ryzen platform if it's good?

    If so, which CPU and motherboard will you pick? What kind of performance would compel you to buy a Ryzen setup? IPC and overall If you're upgrading, what setup are you currently using?
    If so, which CPU and motherboard will you pick? What kind of performance would compel you to buy a Ryzen setup? IPC and overall If you're upgrading, what setup are you currently using?
    7 answers · Desktops · 12 hours ago
  • I think I accidentally performed a DOS attack?

    I was goofing around on my PC and I thought it would be cool to learn how to perform a DOS attack. I had no intention of doing anything malicious. What I did was I pinged www.google.com. then I typed into my command prompt: ping (IP address) -t -l 500. I then realized what I did and now I'm freaking out. I... show more
    I was goofing around on my PC and I thought it would be cool to learn how to perform a DOS attack. I had no intention of doing anything malicious. What I did was I pinged www.google.com. then I typed into my command prompt: ping (IP address) -t -l 500. I then realized what I did and now I'm freaking out. I closed my command prompt afterwards. Will this be traced back to me and will I be prosecuted?
    15 answers · Security · 3 days ago
  • What is the difference between a wireless DSL Router and a Cable Router?

    I am currently planning to switch to Comcast's triple play deal for $99 a month and they use cable internet instead of DSL which I am currently using. They said my DSL wireless router isn't compatible with cable so I either have to buy a new router or pay them 5 dollars a month extra to rent one of theirs.... show more
    I am currently planning to switch to Comcast's triple play deal for $99 a month and they use cable internet instead of DSL which I am currently using. They said my DSL wireless router isn't compatible with cable so I either have to buy a new router or pay them 5 dollars a month extra to rent one of theirs. Is there a specific name for the router that I need to buy or can i just type in "wireless cable router" on ebay and buy any that says it is cable compatible. Thanks so much in advanced!
    13 answers · Computer Networking · 3 days ago