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How to get rid of Malware and Spyware

If you notice an abnormal slowdown of your PC, or your system acts in a strange way when you surf the web, opening endless pop-ups on every click, even on Google, perhaps your computer is affected by Malware or Spyware.

These, at times, especially malware, are harmless and simply redirect you to advertising pages (Adware), but it could happen that you actually run into software capable of stealing your sensitive information and dramatically slow down your PC.

Well, if you have even the doubt of being infected, maybe it is time to do something about it.

ComboFix is a free tool available for Windows that can fully analyze your PC in search of such infections, eliminating them and returning the system to normal.

Compatible OSs are: Windows XP / Vista / 7 32 and 64 bit.

If your OS is not supported, we recommend ADW cleaner, which we will cover later.

We would like to inform you that this is program is as powerful as it dangerous and could cause damage and instability if not used properly. QWERTYmag assumes no liability for misuse and for any damage caused to your computer.

Combofix is available to download on the official page and requires no installation. It is actually a program that once downloaded will allow you to run it without further littering the system.

When the download is done, be sure to disable all antivirus and firewall protections that you have active and close all programs. Failure to close the antivirus could cause instability in the program and consequently cause crashes or incorrect reports.

NOTE: For greater efficiency is recommended to run it in Windows Safe Mode.

After starting the software it will create a system restore point in case something goes wrong and will verify that you have disabled any antivirus software, launching a warning message if you had forgotten something. If everything is ok will start its run in search of threats.

After about fifty stages the program will cancel the Malware and, when the operation is over, restart your computer generating a report on the work done, and deleted files.

When you then turn the PC back on, wait for the report generation to finish and reactivate all your security systems.

Well, now re-open your browser and you will notice that all the problems have vanished as if by magic.

Guide: Set the correct colour range of connected monitors via HDMI and DVI

Maybe you have already noticed, but very often when you connect a new monitor to the video card colours are not used to the full, making the overall enjoyment of contents not as good as it should be. All this is caused by Windows and drivers that, when they detect a new monitor, set an inappropriate colour profile. With the correct colour profile in fact the blacks will be much “blacker” and, in general, colours will feel truer and much more “alive”. Now let’s see how to fix this problem.


If you have NVIDIA

If you use DVI or HDMI to connect your monitor, this small fix that will automatically set the right level of RGB (0-255). Method:

  1. Download the software from this LINK
  2. Unzip the contents into a folder to store later
  3. Right-click on the extracted file and click “Run as Administrator.”
  4. Click on the newly appeared window , “Set Full Range (0-255)
  5. Restart your PC to enjoy the improvement.

If indeed you notice an improvement in the situation, remember that it will require a new adjustment of brightness and contrast.

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Best Gaming Mouse 2016 (Full Buying Guide)

For most people, a mouse is just a mouse, but if you are looking for a perfect mouse, you know it is much more than that.

As I have already written in my guide about mechanical keyboards, there is no single product on which everyone will agree: everyone has their own preferences and, today more than ever, there are mouse for all tastes and budgets.

The most important factors when choosing a mouse are:

  • Grip, shape and size
  • Number and placement of buttons
  • Weight
  • Sensor (type, resolution, etc.)
  • Type of connection and response times
  • Quality of components
  • Extra features
  • Mousepad
  • Price (you cannot find a good mouse for less than 30 dollars)

Grip

The choice of the kind of grip is absolutely a personal one. There are 3 possible kinds of grip, and they all come with pros and cons. A good part of mouse are suitable for all grips, some are adjustable, while others are meant for only one grip. Put your hand on your mouse and choose wisely the grip that suits you the best.

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AOC presents two new 27 and 32 inch 4K monitors

AOC, one of the most popular brands of monitors in the world, is adding two new Premium 4K UHD monitors to their award winning 77 series. The AOCU2777PQU (which has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and a screen measurement of 68.6 cm (27”) diagonally) and the AOX U3277PWQU (which has screen measurement of 82.2 cm (31.5”) diagonally) have an ultra high resolution, four times higher than Full HD, and are capable of reproducing extremely detailed images, which separates them from the competition.

Thanks to the high pixel density of these monitors, users now have more workspace, which allows for more productivity. In addition to an excellent image quality, integral ergonomic features and Flicker Free technology make these monitors ideal for users looking for precise and detailed images, as well as a good purchase for improving health and wellbeing.

AOC Monitor

The AOC U2777PQU (27”) and AOX U3277PWQU (31.5”) come equipped with high quality IPS and with an AMVA panel respectively, they have 4k HD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) and have an aspect ratio of 16:9. These monitors also reproduce live images, with more than 1 billion colors (8 bit real + FRC) and 100% of sRGB gamma, which makes them perfect monitors for advanced users who work with images.

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MSI VR Ready GT72VR Dominator Pro-015 Review (Intel Core i7-6700HQ, GTX 1070, 256GB SSD +1TB HDD)

While the general PC market is not going through its best times, gaming oriented hardware is thriving with new needs emerging in the form of massive online competitions or the rebirth of virtual reality, and in this market gaming laptops have a very special niche.

MSI has been working hard in recent years to become one of the crucial points of reference in PC gaming. All this work has paid off as recently they have become the number one gaming laptop manufacturer in the world beating with a market share of 19% to its main rival ASUS, which was left behind with 15%.

MSI VR Ready GT72VR Dominator Pro-015

Staying on the crest of the wave ain’t easy so the company keeps launching new models with the latest technology on the market, and today the latests are the new NVIDIA Pascal GPUs for laptops like the GTX 1070 that the company has integrated into the GT72VR 6RE Dominator Pro Tobii that we will be analyzing today.

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ASUS ZenBook UX305UA-AS51 Review (6th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10)

The world of ultra portable computers has undergone a great evolution, specially after the important diversification that some manufacturers have created, who have incorporated new products with great features at constantly more affordable prices, a category in which we can perfectly put the ASUS ZenBook UX305UA.

Thanks to the courtesy of ASUS we have been able to test this unit, specifically the model that comes with a Core i5-6500U processor, 13,3 inch 1080p screen, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 256 SSD.

After using it for more than one month we have been able to draw a number of interesting conclusions which we will share with you in this analysis, where as always we will give the product a final score based on our personal experience.

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Best Gaming Laptop Buying Guide

Not long ago, a friend asked me for help choosing a gaming laptop. Precisely because he was in this situation, he had saved money and wanted to buy one, but he was lost, and indecisive on which model to choose. In fact, he didn’t even know where to start since many models with different components had very similar prices, which he found extremely confusing.

Unfortunately, choosing a gaming laptop is very complicated, as there are always a number of items that require a good knowledge base and for you to be completely up to date on what comes out in the market, because otherwise you risk making a bad purchase.

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Windows 10 Home / Pro version 32 / 64 bit ISO Full Version Free Download

The big release of the new Microsoft O.S day has come, and the firm hasn’t wasted any time to release the Windows 10 ISO, at the same time that it has begun to upgrade Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PC’s for free and that progressively will get to millions in 190 countries.

Besides the upgrade method, Windows 10 ISO allows you to perform a Windows 10 clean installation (from scratch). It has some advantages against the upgrade, like the fact that we can install it at any given time in any compatible PC that has at least the minimum requirements, that it will keep us from having software incompatibilities or manufacturers bloatware.

Windows 10 Free download

How do I download and prepare the ISO for Windows 10

Microsoft has eased the download and preparation by directly offering an app that will prepare the removable device for the Windows 10 ISO installation:

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Best Antivirus for Windows

Regarding antiviruses, there are a plethora of logical options. We all use the internet differently and inn order to help you choose, we’ll determine which security suite suits which user profile.

After closely analyzing most of 2016’s suites, one thing is for certain: these solutions have a rather limited impact on performances, and their efficiency is superior to the basic defense tools built into Windows 8.

We have noticed a trend: suites include more features, including PC optimization, and take into account the diversity of devices in the household. But, besides BitDefender, all the publishers must do better integrating their mobile solutions and offering the possibility of controlling everything from a single interface.

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Cherry MC 4000, a High Precision Gaming Mouse

High performance periferics specialist Cherry has announced the launch of a new mouse to join their wide catalog, the Cherry MC 4000. This mouse is aimed at Professional Gamers and users that require maximum precision, which is why it uses the manufacturer’s best optical sensor.

The optical sensor Cherry installed in the MC 4000 has it’s pros and cons. The biggest pro is absolute precision, at any speed and on any kind of surface that is not reflectant (like all optical mouses). The con is that it’s only capable of running at two resolutions: 1000 and 2000 DPI. This huge limitation exists to make sure the sensor’s precision is absolute. Also, it has two different lights, red light at 2000 DPI and blue at 1000 DPI. It has a button next to the scroll wheel that changes the resolution easily.

Cherry MC 4000

One interesting feature is that the manufacturer installed teflon feets that cover the whole perimeter of the mouse’s base, in such a way that it’s always supported on sliding material so it slides perfectly at all times. I can’t remember any mouse of any manufacturer with this base disposition.

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