Fixing someone else's computer

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  1. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    client loves it, says its the fastest his computer has ever been

    gave me $300

    thanks firefox !

    i imported his bookmarks from chrome and uninstalled it
     
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  2. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    *this

    was important thanks
     
  3. LeadCrow

    LeadCrow Apocalypse Admin

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    'Windows users too poor to buy macs'

    I'm suprised casuals working in a professional setting arent adopting macs and linux en masse. Increasingly more services that were traditionally computed on your machines are now rendered within websites, so windows machines arent necessarily worth the headaches they bring unless you need them for gaming.
     
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  4. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    there was 2 computers . one running 7 and the other10

    mcafee and norton unable to find the issues in chrome browser

    malwarebytes found 3 issues on the 7 machine and 45 on the 10

    cleaned them out

    installed firefox on both machines and imported only passwords and bookmarks from chrome, edge and ie

    uninstalled chrome and mcafee on both machines

    updated windows on both

    cleaned desk tops up and added custom backgrounds and icons with their company logos

    set up yahoo email into outlook

    $300 for ~4 hours

    its a motorcycle shop and they changed my oil while i was there tonight too and told me i could have all my parts for 20% under retail
     
  5. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    There are websites that do this for free for you (well there used to be) every screen resolution and browser type.
     
  6. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    oh and if you are looking for a good browser netscape navigator is great.
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Administrator

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    You likely didn't find the root cause but merely a patch. Most likely a profile or some kind of browser search/toolbar that was installed. Uninstalling chrome doesn't always uninstall those things.

    I've used chrome for years and definitely find it better than Firefox for my needs.
     
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  8. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Opinionated asshat

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    And did you use MalwareBytes or SpyBots? Those tend to get rid of most malware on an infected computer. Those are the first two things I run on a computer when I'm cleaning them up for people.
     
  9. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    i used MalwareBytes
     
  10. KimmiKat

    KimmiKat Adherent

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    I use Malwarebytes too. As for computers I have a mixture of Windows & Macs, some "inherited" from family members when they went to only using their phone for the internet.
     
  11. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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    I agree i'm looking at a PC at the moment i have considered a Mac but the price is to high. Going to buy the configuration below with a 4K Samsung monitor i'm at 2000 euro maybe trough in a case but do not yet know the one i want. This PC will be in use for 4 years until i want something else.

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    Intel Core i9-9900K Boxed

    Processors

    € 536,50

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    Asus ROG Maximus XI Extreme (not really needed but i want a good motherboard can also buy one 300 euro less)

    Motherbord

    € 492,-
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    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GT OC

    Graphics Card

    € 315,29
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    G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3200C16D-16GVKB

    Memory

    € 105,50
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    Samsung 970 EVO 1TB

    Solid state drives

    € 217,89

    Totaal € 1.667,18
     
  12. R0binHood

    R0binHood Habitué

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    I'd love to get an upgraded Mac, but I can't justify the cost considering the issues the new models have.

    Still runnning a 2012 Macbook Pro that I got used from Gumtree when it was a year or two old. Apple replaced the battery and screen on it when it it was 5 years old for free, so that gave it a fresh lease of life to last a couple more years.

    Seriously hoping they get the keyboard issue fixed by the time a larger 16"+ model comes out, then I might make the jump.

    Recently built a new Windows PC for myself and although my old Macbook isn't slow, it does struggle a bit when I have it plugged into a second monitor and have lots of Chrome tabs open, including any given streaming video service. It's nice having desktop performance again.

    My new build is in a Dan A4 case, which is so small it's almost like having a chunky laptop that you just have to plug into your monitors along with a normal keyboard and mouse. It just sits ontop of my desk now, I highly recommend it.
     
  13. R0binHood

    R0binHood Habitué

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    Awesome case, I had the R1 version when it first came out :)
     
  14. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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    It looks good and cost is not that high its 115 euro.
     
  15. R0binHood

    R0binHood Habitué

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    Yeah, the Fractal design is gorgeous. Decent enough value too.

    The Dan A4 case is a bit expensive for the size at something silly like 250 euro, but I managed to pick one up second hand for a good price, and as long as you don't need any 3.5" HDDs it's a winner. I might get a seperate NAS and pop a few HDDs in if I need more space.
     
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  17. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Senior Citizen

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    I just bought that case a couple weeks ago, only in white. I'm slowly gathering parts to build a new machine. So far, I have a EVGA 750 GS PSU, Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro, 64GB Ballistix Sport LT Series DDR4 2666 MHz RAM (also in white) and a 1TB 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2. Soon I'll be ordering a Nvidia Quadro P2000 Graphics Card and the Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz CPU. I don't do gaming, so I'm building this as a workstation to develop my photography and create a few graphics I need for websites I manage.

    That case is about the heaviest case I've ever had. I might need help lifting it when it's finished because the motherboard is a heavy-weight too. And the RAM sticks aren't as light as I remember (my current machine has only 32GB). This is the 3rd computer I've built since 2006 when I put together what I thought would be my last machine. Doctors told me I didn't have that much time left. I'm glad they were wrong, but, man, this can get expensive.
     
  18. we_are_borg

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    Nothing wrong with that build for photography the CPU is great it was my first choice but then the I9 9900k came. I would recommend M.2 for the build its much faster then SSD.
     
  19. Jim McClain

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    You might have missed the part where I said "1TB 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2." But I also intend to boost my 5TB data HDD with Intel Optane M.2.
     
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