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  1. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    Duh. I said I use control alt delete and the power button. I have not had any issues since XP and that is a fact. My contribution is saving people the fear of the unknown. I didn't say it can't happen just that it hasn't. I am aggressively trying to be proven wrong every day. In my very...
  2. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    I love shut up 10! But SC delete command are just so easy and permanent! Shut up 10 won't hold some settings and needs checked up on...
  3. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    Stripped ripped and gutted and notta problemo...
  4. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    Thats is why were here??? To teach.
  5. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    Well yes and no....just because you have a more powerful machine and more RAM you don't "feel"it...sometimes. They are massive hogs if you take the time to see it...knock yourself down to 4GB of RAM and tell me then.
  6. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    I mean if you can teach someone how to install a crap 3rd party bloated AV then you can teach someone to hit control alt delete and kill the process or crash the machine and reboot (and if you get that far then how has defender done its job because if you don't do either of those things I...
  7. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    Their condom is their mind not some for sale BS third party piece of software that may or may not (probably not!) stop a issue all while pretending that it can while hogging resources and stealing and selling data. Here I sit completely unprotected surfin the web and dark web and the worst of...
  8. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    I have hundreds of users on 7 and 10 from teens to 88 years old (just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary!!!) all running zero AV. I simply show them control alt delete and how to hold in a power button from the day I set them up. I am not kidding or exaggerating in any way here. I...
  9. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    No none of those things...I am a idiot. But every day I try to kill machines and it is very difficult to do! Windows 7 too. Like I said if you aren't trying then what are you even afraid of? LOL...the boogie man?
  10. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    I guess I am just a tad shocked that people on a forum such as this think that: a.) there is a risk (for us) and b.) they need 3rd party software to mitigate it. I mean I get it that some crazy things can happen if you participate in it....but it really really really takes some serious...
  11. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    I mean to each their own, right? But I asked a legit question expecting legit answers.
  12. matthewmatics

    What are you playing?

    Man I REALLY need a new realistic MMO game! I wish Ea would come out with a new battlefield that combines all of the great things from battlefield over the years.
  13. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    Has anyone here talking about all of this even tried to get a virus or spyware? Or are you all just trying NOT to!? LOL. They barely even exist these days and for sure need ZERO 3rd party software to deal with them! I am sure someone here has seen exceptions to this?? Well I hope you have...
  14. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    I am literally trying super hard to get a virus today. I know we have test virus I could dload on purpose but I am trying to get one off of surfing. It just isn't happening. As usual the worst I am seeing requires nothing more than control, alt, delete, kill it......or just crash my machine...
  15. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    May I ask why I any of you feel the need to run any of these?
  16. matthewmatics

    Avast Free - Spying & Selling Your Data :(

    I imagine Ccleaner and adblock also do this. I always just assumed they do....nothing is free!
  17. matthewmatics

    PC powers on, turns off and then starts fine

    Man come to think of it I guess I have seen this a few times over the years...and just dismissed it as a oddity and moved on. Now I know!!!
  18. matthewmatics

    PC powers on, turns off and then starts fine

    Interesting. News to this long time builder.
  19. matthewmatics

    Chinese Government Closes Foxconn and Samsung Factories Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1r_yWVpnlrp3_70FzQnRCbk2V8KixRon6g-vhqtH-SfJMg-XONr2sV1qo#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
  20. matthewmatics

    UEFI dual boot 7/10 odd issue?

    Hey all! I got a weird one! I have been running 10 for a month now and I like it....but occasionally I boot back to my 7 drive using the F11 feature on my AsRock. All goes well. But then when I reboot and expect it to simply reboot to 10 it just hangs. I then have to go back in to the mobo...
  21. matthewmatics

    The new Microsoft Edge Browser is out of Preview and now Available for Download

    The log in password for every PC/laptop I have ever used...is the digit 3....lol...because it is right next to enter so I can log in fast! LOLOL.
  22. matthewmatics

    The new Microsoft Edge Browser is out of Preview and now Available for Download

    LOL No not really....not complex at all. I have survived all data breaches that have come since 2005 at least. I will need to learn the hard way on this one because I ain't changing my ways now!
  23. matthewmatics

    The new Microsoft Edge Browser is out of Preview and now Available for Download

    I have used the same password for ALL accounts for 15 years! LOL. I'm talking about like ALL of my stuff! Email, bank, trucking company stuff, all of it!! I have not ever used any password manager and I do not allow my browsers to remember it ever...it exists only in my brain. I am literally...
  24. matthewmatics

    The new Microsoft Edge Browser is out of Preview and now Available for Download

    No I totally agree with that! I like that edge opens .pdf's right out of the box! Others will follow suit soon I imagine! Ans yes....without a doubt....each time I close my 20 tabs....I get asked am I sure and I check the box and bam it is back every time....on several machines...and various...
  25. matthewmatics

    The new Microsoft Edge Browser is out of Preview and now Available for Download

    OK here is my extensive review. Edge can't remember me telling it that hell yes I wish to close all tabs and I am sure of it! Out. Chrome is google. Out. Opera is a Chinese loan shark. Out. The weird random no namers have all been tried but not enough for me to care enough to replace FF...
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