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Comment by JPHUF on [FREEBIE] Kaspersky AntiVirus is Now Free (July 28, 2017 06:37 AM)
Thanks for another interesting article & food for thought. But, my rant is not so much about that Kaspersky AV is Russian, or possibly in bed with t...
Comment by Russ on [FREEBIE] Kaspersky AntiVirus is Now Free (July 28, 2017 03:01 AM)
I'm not sure ANY Anti-Virus software today will . protect anybody against aggressive virii. AV software best protects us against virus attacks from th...
Comment by RandiO on [FREEBIE] Kaspersky AntiVirus is Now Free (July 28, 2017 12:50 AM)
OpenSource (a real "FREEBIE"] password-manager program called KeePass had the following at their masthead (2006/10/16): "Is it really free? >> Yes, K...
Comment by Denis on [FREEBIE] Kaspersky AntiVirus is Now Free (July 28, 2017 12:32 AM)
I was always been very happy with Kaspersky AV and regard it as the best of the paid ones that I have used. I follow Bob's advice and currently use Av...
Comment by Bill Knowles on [FREEBIE] Kaspersky AntiVirus is Now Free (July 28, 2017 12:25 AM)
Bob, I will be curious as to any responses you give in a future posting about this being a Russian based company....
Comment by Elwood P. Dowd on [FREEBIE] Kaspersky AntiVirus is Now Free (July 27, 2017 11:59 PM)
Butch: I passed along your best regards to Harvey and he's deeply touched that you remembered him. RandiO: Good calls on Maslow's Hammer and "more is...
Comment by RandiO on [FREEBIE] Kaspersky AntiVirus is Now Free (July 27, 2017 11:43 PM)
@CarolShin, I am venturing to guess that most readers here are American citizens. I take it personal when you start bad mouthing my country in this wa...
Comment by Lady Fitzgerald on [FREEBIE] Kaspersky AntiVirus is Now Free (July 27, 2017 11:35 PM)
@Carol Shin Get your head out of the sand. There is plenty evidence of Russian meddling; it's been going on for years. Yes, the U.S. is just about as ...
Comment by Carol Shin on [FREEBIE] Kaspersky AntiVirus is Now Free (July 27, 2017 11:21 PM)
Pretty sad to see so many comments here proving that propaganda works. So even the 'smart' ones... the DP types - fall for it. Have you seen ANY EVID...
Comment by RandiO on [FREEBIE] Kaspersky AntiVirus is Now Free (July 27, 2017 10:47 PM)
As an electronics engineer (for many decades), I have [NOT] been using Kaspersky. As an experienced PC user (circa IBM PC XT), I have [NEVER] solely r...

Memory Articles

 

[SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error

A reader asks: 'My computer is giving Out of Memory and Low Memory errors and I can't continue without restarting. Do I need to delete some files, get a new hard drive or is it something else?' Here's the solution to this common problem...

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Do You Need More Memory?

If your desktop PC seems sluggish, the problem may be too little RAM (Random Access Memory). But “add more RAM” is not the solution to every case of poor performance, and buying more RAM than you need or can use is just a waste of money. Read on to learn the ins and outs of RAM and how much RAM is the “sweet spot” is for most computers...

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HOWTO: Upgrade Memory to Boost Performance

Ask any geek how to speed up your computer and you will probably get the question, 'How much RAM do you have?' Adding more RAM memory is supposedly the panacea for sluggish performance, slow screen refreshes, thrashing hard drives, and most other symptoms of a struggling, overloaded computer. Here's what you need to know...

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Upgrade Your Memory for Better Performance

I'm often asked about how to add or upgrade a computer's RAM memory. If your computer doesn't have adequate RAM, it may be really slow when you open more than one program. If you want to upgrade your memory but you're not sure what kind to buy or where to get it, here's some practical help...

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Solving the Out of Memory Error

A reader asks: 'My computer is giving an Out of Memory error and I can't continue. Do I need to delete some files, get a new hard drive or is it something else?' Here's the solution to this common problem...

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How to Upgrade Your Memory

Adding more memory to your computer is usually the most cost-effective way to get a significant performance boost. But choosing the right RAM for your computer, and finding the right amount at the lowest price, is often a mysterious challenge. A memory configurator can help you get it right. Here's how...

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How to Fix 'Low Virtual Memory' Errors

Recently I installed a game on a friend's computer and when we tried playing it, we got a message saying 'Your system is low on virtual memory.' Does that mean I need to buy more memory, or could it be a software error? Can you please help us fix this problem?

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Do I Need a Memory Optimizer?

My system seems to be getting bogged down lately, especially when I have more than one program open. And the other day I got a 'low virtual memory' warning. I've been looking into memory optimizers for Windows, but there are widely varying views as to how effective they really are. What is your opinion?

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What Kind Of Memory Do I Need?

My computer only has 1GB of RAM, and is really slow when I open more than one program. I want to upgrade my RAM to 4GB, but I'm not sure what kind to buy or where to get it. Can you help?

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How Much Memory Do I Need?

Whether you are buying a new computer or upgrading an existing one, memory or RAM is an important consideration. Buy too little memory and your entire system will be slowed down, overworked, and some programs may not run at all. Buy too much memory and you're wasting money. To determine how much memory you need, let's look at the hardware and software you have (or plan to buy) and how you intend to use it...

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Memory Upgrade

Adding more memory to your computer is usually the most cost-effective way to get a significant performance boost. But choosing the right RAM for your computer, and finding the right amount at the lowest price, is often a mysterious challenge. A memory configurator can help you get it right. Here's how...

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Virtual Memory

What's the difference between virtual memory and real memory? And how can I add more virtual memory to my computer?

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Vista ReadyBoost

What exactly does ReadyBoost do? Is it the same as adding RAM, or is it more like a disk cache? I've read varying reports as to whether or not it really boosts performance on Vista or Windows 7. What do you know about ReadyBoost?

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Adding Memory

If your computer seems to stagger under the burden of your commands, responding slowly, freezing or timing you out; if working at your system feels like bicycling uphill, consider adding extra memory. Adding memory to your computer isn't so hard -- here's a step-by-step guide to figuring out if you need more RAM, learning what kind to buy and installing it yourself...

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