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Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal

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Malware Removal Guides and Tutorials

Self-Help malware removal guides and tutorials for common infections. These can be advanced, so use with care. When in doubt, post questions in the Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal forum.

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Computer Won't Boot - Malware Related

If your computer has become unstable and unbootable because of malware, or your pc won't boot after malware or virus removal, please use this forum.

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Can't Run Any Antivirus or Malware Removal Programs

Sometimes viruses or malware seemingly prevent every program from running. If you're unable to even get started with removal, please start a topic in this forum.

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Smartphone Virus / Mobile Malware

Mobile malware removal is in its infancy. Until tools become available, this forum will mostly be used to discuss threats, protection, bad apps, and experiences. Please share yours.

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Windows 8

All versions Windows 8™. 32-bit and 64-bit.

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Windows Vista™ and Windows 7™

All versions Windows 7™ and Windows Vista™. 32-bit and 64-bit.

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Windows XP™, 2000, 2003, NT

All versions Windows XP™, Windows NT™, Windows 2000™, and Server 2003™.

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Windows Server

Windows Server family. Including Windows Server, Small Business Server, Windows Home Server, SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and Azure.

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Apple OSX

Apple's operating system for Macintosh computers.

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Apple iOS

All versions of iOS, used by iPhone, iPads, iPod Touch and Apple TV

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Google Android

All versions of Android, used in smartphones, netbooks, tablets, and Google TV

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Desktop and Server distros of the popular open source operating system.

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All Other Operating Systems

All other operating systems.

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Hardware, Components and Peripherals

Computer hardware including components and peripherals (anything connected to a computer).

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System Building and Upgrading

Computer system building and upgrades. Share a recent build, or ask advice.

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Wireless and wired computer networking. WAN, LAN, WiFi, and networking your home.

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Smartphones and Tablets

Hardware, upgrading, modifying, unlocking, accessories, and network discussion

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TV, and Home Theater

HDTV displays and projectors, home theater, Blu-ray, DVD, HTPC, speakers, headphones, programming

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Having trouble installing or running an application, or need help finding one? Check here first.

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Want fast startup times? RE... - last post by HelpMeHelpYou

Mobile Apps, Games and Themes

Applications, games and themes for smartphones and tablets.

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Web Browsers and Email

Web browsers, and email clients.

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Microsoft® Office™, or Open Office™.

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PC Games, multi-player gaming, reviews, comments, etc.

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Console Games

Console gaming. XBOX 360™, Playstation® 2 & 3, Nintendo Wii™, et all.

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Web Development

Website planning, design, implementation, promotion, and innovation.

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Software Development

Software coding in various programming languages.

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Digital Video and Audio

Hardware and software for digital audio and video editing.

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Site Orientation and FAQ

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

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How-To Guides and Tutorials

Essential how-to guides and tutorials for everything from computer basics to Windows optimization. Submitted by staff and members. Please rate.

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News and Announcements

Watch for Site News and Important Announcements

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General community discussions and debate.

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Hot Tech Deals

Post hot deals on tech items, or any bargains a geek would like.

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Jokes and Forum Games

Need a laugh? How about a game? Post your jokes, giggles, and gags here. ONLY family friendly please.

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Geeks to Go Feedback

How are we doing? Feedback forum asks for your ideas, suggestions, and experiences regarding our site. Did you receive exceptional service? Have a complaint? Good or bad, we like to know! Please, no computer problems here.

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Windows 98™, 95, ME

Windows 98™, Windows 95™, and yes, even Windows ME™.

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Software Updates

NOTE: This forum has been closed. It's now a read-only archive. Any updates shown are likely NOT current. The latest updates and definitions can be found here. This is a read-only archive.

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Lavasoft Support (Ad-aware)

Support for Ad-aware has been discontinued. For issues related to Ad-aware please post a new topic in our
malware forum
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