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New to What The Tech? Here you'll find helpful topics and answers to frequently asked questions about the site, and how to use it.

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Virus, Spyware & Malware Removal

Free help diagnosing logs from HijackThis, DDS, MBAM, OTL, Combofix, GMER and more. For your protection, only those people who are being trained here, or are staff here, are allowed to help with infection removal.
Please start here: malware removal guide

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Self Help Fixes for Spyware / Malware

This forum contains fix instructions to solve some common spyware / malware infections.

Although the solutions have been tested on numerous systems, and are known to remove the infections they address, please note that they are available to you on a strict USE AT YOUR OWN RISK basis.

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Microsoft Windows™

Discussion and support for all versions of Windows.

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Discussion and support for web browsers, web applications, web email including mobile.

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Discussion and support for all Office applications.

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Web and software development. Digital art, photography and design.

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Discussion and support for open source operating systems and applications. For example Linux and Open Office.

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For applications that don't fit in one of the categories above.

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General Hardware

General hardware discussion, support, troubleshooting, and recommendations. Including system hardware, peripherals, and drivers.

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Discussion and support for notebooks (laptops).

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System Building & Upgrading

Building your own system? Discuss it, get recommendations, reviews and support. Also, for system upgrades.

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What the Heck?

Random, off-topic discussion. Doesn't need to be tech related.

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Tech Tips

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Tech tips, tutorials, and guides.

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Security - Best Practices and Prevention

Here you'll find helpful topics and answers for:
Malware Prevention, keeping your system running smooth, other safety features.

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Security advisories and vulnerabilities info

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Updates from US-CERT, SANS Internet Storm Center Secunia and other security resources.

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Updates To Software

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Look to this forum for updates of your favorite software

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