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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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Watch for Site News and Important Announcements

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GeekU Applications

Special forum to accept applications for Geek University. Learn how to remove malware.

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Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal

Search engine redirect? Fake alerts? Our malware removal experts are highly trained, and uniquely qualified to help, utilizing free tools like OTL, MBAM, ComboFix, HijackThis, GMER, DDS, TDSS Killer and others.
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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 11

The newest version of Microsoft Windows™, released in October 2021

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Windows 10

Windows 10 support, discussion and general chat

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Windows 8 and 8.1 support, discussion and general chat.

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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's operating system for Macintosh computers.

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All versions of Android, used in smartphones and tablets.

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

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

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Applications

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

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Mobile Apps, Games and Themes

Applications, games and themes for smartphones and tablets.

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Software Development

Software coding in various programming languages.

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Hardware and software for digital audio and video editing.

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

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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 Vista and Windows 7

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

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

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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)

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