Player Rank: #150 out of 26,754
Joined on: Jan 25, 2011
Last Online: 8 months ago
About Me: Im a major gamer, and im a bit over protective of my computer, i have like 4 consoles with about 100 games for them, iv beaten about 80 of them so far, and about 10 of them iv beaten with 100% completion, i also have a custom built gaming computer, in which i obviously take care of.
Favorite genres: racing, tower defence, shooting, RPG, MMORPG, card games with a twist, such as elements, or tyrant, bullet hell games such as Enigmata
Most played game: Runescape (first played at around 2001, quit playing at around 2010.)
Games being played now: Minecraft
I like to support the games i like :P
Programs that i recommend: Game booster, Advanced system care, and Microsoft security essentials
Gamebooster: this program once installed, it will disable the selected processes that the user selected, the program even allows you to get details about most processes, this helps the user wont disable a process, the computer uses alot, these processes are extremely important to be on, such as system processes, so there is no need to worry if you accidently disable a system process, but some programs do need to use some of the processes it lists, so make sure to read each of the details it lists, disabling unwanted processes can boost the performance of any computer, cause processes can use alot of CPU, RAM and stuff, in which if you use too much, your computer will slow down.
Advanced system care: this program has all the basic tools you need to take care of your computer, from defrags to registry errors, to even internet optimizations, this tool has just about every basic tool you need to keep your computer maintained, the latest version of Advanced System Care comes with antivirus, so if you already have an antivirus program on your computer, you can install it to where it is compatible with the one your using, (I.E. not using any features that may conflict with the antivirus your using) or completely uninstall the one your currently using, and install this completely for its full potential, this version doesnt really add any other new thing, but it does improve usability, only down side is, it comes in 2 versions, free, and pay, i wouldnt recommend paying for it though, the tools that comes with the free version is all you really need to keep your computer in top performance. (do note that this version of ASC may not work properly for some users who installed this, but if you manage to get it working perfectly 100% like i have, it is an extremely useful tool. so install this version with caution incase this version doesnt work for you completely)
Microsoft security essentials: this program is an anti-virus program, like any anti-virus program, it scans your computer for odd files, that may harm your computer, and the most useful feature is when you finish downloading a file, you can right-click on that file and scan it, another upside is, it is completely free, only down side is, it isnt in the top 5 best anti virus programs, however based on cnet's list, its at least in the top 10, in 6th place.
Both the advanced system care, and the gamebooster are from the same company, and they have a few features that you can use if you pay for it, but it isnt recommended since the free tools of these programs can do a lot already.
Recommended sites to download these programs from:
Gamebooster and advanced system care: cnet.com, use the search feature they have there to look for these programs.
and for microsoft security essentials: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security_essentials/default.aspx?pf=true
that is the direct link to the download site, with that download button.
The top firefox security add-ons i like to use:
Adblock plus: blocks things from a site you are using, such as Ads, logos, etc.
NoScript: blocks everything from a new website, can get tedious to unblock all your favorite sites, but still useful, i also recommend to go through its options and disable the "forbid" options under the "embedding" tab and "show message about blocked script" under the "notifications" tab.
BetterPrivacy: it deletes files known as cookies, this program deletes what it calls "super cookies" more info on these are at the site in which you get this add-on from.
Browser Protect: protects you from browser hijackers.
TrackerBlock: blocks companies from tracking you, more info on this at the site in which you get this add-on from.
Ghostery: pretty similar to noscript, simply blocks whatever item a website has, however this add-on lists each item in 5 categories Ads, analytics, privacy, trackers, and widgets, 4 of 5 of these gategories are next to useless for the average websurfer to have enabled, and they are all but widgets, based on this add-on, widgets is simply the features of a website, I.E. links.
Request Policy: this is gonna be a bit hard to explain due to limited knowledge on the basics of websites, in any case, this add-on simply blocks any requests for a redirect on a website, until you whitelist it, whether temporary or permanent. got this add-on after finding out, that some hackers forged major websites, mostly from microsoft, some from (oh the irony) anti virus software sites such as bitdefender, which had the user be misredirected to a website the hackers created, in any case, according to some blogs and everything, the server supporting these forgeries were shutdown by the FBI, as of july 9th 2012.
Flash Block: quite self-explanatory, in any case, it simply blocks any flash content on a website, and replaces these flash items with a play button, clicking it, will unblock the flash item, and be enabled, in my opinion, its very useful in blocking those worthless Ads, backed by other add-ons such as ghostery that also blocks Ads, however this add-on also blocks any games that runs on flash, if thats the case, simply click the play button.
and Web of trust: this add-on is actually unique, it has ratings on about 90% of the total websites on the internet, the rating is based on the user's experience with the website, i only use sites that has good rating, in which it has a green WOT icon on the site, also, you can go to options, and choose if WOT, will block a website you try to visit if it doesnt meet a certain rating level, instead of merely warning you about it.
do note that with all of these add-ons, can get quite tedious unblocking all of your favorite websites, for each of these add-ons.
Site to get these add-ons at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Also note that some of these add-ons can be used on google chrome as well.
Pro Tip: if you are looking for a new software that needs to suite your needs for whatever situation, simply find one, and check out its reviews, by both users and the editors, and make sure its a program in at least the top 10, this way, you will know the program will work, and you will get what you needed.
Call me paranoid on safety, but i would rather be safe than sorry :D
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