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Windows 7: hey guys new here, new computer, and kind of a newbie.. few questions

05 Mar 2012   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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2: Add Malwarebytes AntiMalware.
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I would download Malwarebytes anti spyware to supplement your setup.
fyi
MBAM pro (paid) adds real-time malware protection, automated updates and scanning.
it's a lifetime license, so no annual fees.
normal price is ~$25, but i've seen sales on newegg and elsewhere for $15 or less.
i have PRO (real-time) installed on all my machines and have no problems using it with MSE or Avast...
No, i don't work for MBAM. I'm just a home user and see it as a great additional protection layer based on all the reviews and cost.


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05 Mar 2012   #12
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by m8r8j View Post
ok i got waterfox, its nice...

why does it matter what ill be using this for? is it not good enough to play intense games on it or something??

and is malwarebytes free or do i need to pay for it

edit nvm its 24.95
There's a free version of malwarebytes I'm pretty sure.

Laptops are never good for playing intense games on. They get very hot (which is why the cooling pad is good, especially if you're putting more RAM in), and are less powerful than a desktop. My HP DV6 had terrible air ventilation and if I tried to play mildly intensive games (eg. Minecraft or Skyrim), it would overheat, not sure how the DV7's are designed. Your processor is also pretty slow.

Also check your warranty terms and conditions. A lot of brands consider modification of hardware to be in breach of them and thus void your warranty.
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05 Mar 2012   #13
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

also can i get viruses from using a youtube-mp3 converter?
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05 Mar 2012   #14
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

just saw your last post.
MBAM does have a free version, but it's on demand only...
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05 Mar 2012   #15
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi there M8R8J and welcome to the Forum. The suggestions made so far are great and typical of the high quality help you will find here. To add my two cents ---
First and formost, create a set of recovery DVD's. The program to do this is part of the HP software on your computer. This action usually requires between 3 and 5 DVD's to create a full set. In the event that your hard drive ever crashed, you could replace the hard drive and then use the recovery DVD's to get you back to Factory Condition. If the hard drive is phyically ok but Windows is too scrambled to repair, there is a hidden RECOVERY PARTITION on your hard drive which will allow a full Factory Condition recovery also.
I have always felt that Notebook manufacturers should include a page , in bold red type, on the keybaord as the first thing you see when you open the laptop up that says - "Warning, stop, 1st, make a backup set of DVD's" You never know when you may need them.
Good luck with your machine and if you ever need answers, there are tons of good folks here ready and willing to help you out.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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05 Mar 2012   #16
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

my main uses for this will be gaming, internet, itunes, and word processing...

hmm someone said my processor is slow, any other opinions on this?
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05 Mar 2012   #17
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by m8r8j View Post
my main uses for this will be gaming, internet, itunes, and word processing...

hmm someone said my processor is slow, any other opinions on this?
For gaming it's slow, for everything else it's fine.
Your graphics card is also integrated, meaning there's no dedicated graphics memory which means games that are graphics intensive will struggle.
This site explains it well.
AMD Radeon HD 6520G - Notebookcheck.net Tech


I don't think your friend is much of a techie if this is what he told you to get.
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05 Mar 2012   #18
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

well i didnt want to spend over 600 dollars on it either because im not going to use it much, that was the other part of it
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05 Mar 2012   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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First and formost, create a set of recovery DVD's.
great advice.

in addition get and use a backup imaging program so you can restore to a more recent "configuration" of your PC.

you may have a built in Win 7 Backup image program

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If not, Macrium Reflect (free) is well recommended here...
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05 Mar 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

HP's have the worst load of bloatware and useless factory utilities which have much better versions built into Win7. This unnecessarily throttles the first featherlight, instantaneous OS.

Look over these steps to Clean up factory bloatware.

The step which will help the most and cut off all the freeloaders is to achieve a clean boot by turning off everything except AV in msconfig>Startup and >Services (after hiding all MS Services). Run free lightweight Microsoft Security Essentials.

As it says in the steps you'll need to disengage the useless HP Wireless before turning it off to use Win7 superior wireless, which will also gain back 20-30 seconds at startup.
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