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KatyKat97

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Hi, I've been trying to figure a couple things about computers out, such as

1. What does the blue screen of death do? (I'm not sure if i've ever gotten this, i've just heard of it)
2. How can files and/or internet sites be corrupted?
3. How does an anti-crapware program detect crapware?
4. What are .bat files?
5. What does SOUNDMAN do and why does it sound so awesome?
6. How can it take so many files to make a computer run? Seriously, there are 2,000 + files in C:\WINDOWS\system32 alone!

I would normally ask my dad (who used to work in computers) but his job went away recently and he's kinda stressed, so i don't want to bother him much.
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Hi, I've been trying to figure a couple things about computers out, such as


Hello KatyKat97.... Welcome to GeeksToGo, :) :) :)

I'm sorry to hear about your issue. We will try to help you resolve this as soon as possible.

1. What does the blue screen of death do? (I'm not sure if i've ever gotten this, i've just heard of it)

BSOD or Blue Screen Of Death is a actual blue screen. It will contain technical information that describes a problem your system may have. For instance a driver failure or a hardware problem. Normally you will not see it as it will flash to fast. Sometimes it will show up and you can read it. In these rare times you can copy the information and relay it to a Tech here for more precise help with a issue and hopefully a resolution to the problem.

2. How can files and/or internet sites be corrupted?
This can happen when a installation on a program does not complete correctly. A virus may cause this issue also. Internet sites become corrupted due to malicious codes or in some rare cases of someone hacking or breaking into the site without authorization.

3. How does an anti-crapware program detect crapware?

They do this by searching for common codes within the programs. Malware, Virus infection, Trojans all contain codes specifically written to cause a problem. Once a code has been discovered then people like some of the Malware Techs here st GTG will figure out a way to defeat it by writing a fix for it or a way to destroy it with scans and custom codes and or fixes

4. What are .bat files?

These are several commands grouped together to do a specific set of programming. Malware Techs use these at times to fight infections as there are usually several files that need to be deleted or cleaned. A batch file can do this faster then trying to do one command at a time.

5. What does SOUNDMAN do and why does it sound so awesome?

This is part of the Sound and Audio drivers for your system. Most commonly used with Realtek Ac97 drivers. It helps the sound work better and yes it does sound impressive as you say.

6. How can it take so many files to make a computer run? Seriously, there are 2,000 + files in C:\WINDOWS\system32 alone!

System32 is the brain of windows and contains all the needed exe, bat, cmd and other assorted files for windows to function correctly. Not only this but normally will contain the I386 folder which is the backup files for you installation of the OS system. They are needed to keep the OS running smoothly and not a place to play around in unless instructed by a Technician.

I would normally ask my dad (who used to work in computers) but his job went away recently and he's kinda stressed, so i don't want to bother him much.


I hope this has answered your questions and if you need more information please do not hesitate to ask.
I try to be specific but also say things in a way that is understandable to someone who does not understand the technical terms as well as GEEKS per say do.
:) :) :)
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Thank you so much for helping me, as I've been trying to get more into computers so I can manually remove trojans and help my system work a little better. (I seem to be a magnet for trojans)

Again, thanks so much! :)
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Have you thought about applying at GeekU here?
GTG has probably the best Malware training around.
I can tell you it's not easy and does take time.
If you don't mind some hard studying and lot's of researching I would suggest you think about it.
In return you can become of of the Malware Staff members and enjoy helping others here.
Not a bad payback for learning from some of the best in the business. :)
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I'll think about it, it sounds pretty cool! Do you have to pay for it and/or researh and learn on certain days? Cause that might not mix well with 7th grade...
Like I said, i'll think about it! ^__^
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Nope all training is free.
Being in 7th grade it may cause some conflict with school because of the amount of studying and research needed.
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Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue. I am happy everything has been worked out for you. With that being said I am happy to say:


You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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