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Ransomware

Safety and Security

Crypto-ransomware is a large threat today and is only expected to get worse. The key to it’s success is the business model employed for many strains and the method of deployment used. I am infected! Please help! Remove your infected machine from the network t...

Windows Maintenance

Software We Recommend

Cleaners CCleaner CCleaner and all other cleaners can be very destructive. The use of these to clean excessively can lead to increase wear on SSDs when temp file are constantly being written and deleted. The use of any registry 'cleaner' can also be detrime...

Wiping disks

Troubleshooting With a Live Session Linux Live Environment

This article relies on the live media created here HDD nwipe is a fork of dwipe which is the utility used in the popular DBAN solution. Open "terminal emulator" from the application menu Run sudo nwipe in the terminal to launch our nwipe session Navigate up a...

Running Memtest86+

How To and Guides

What is a Linux Live Session Linux is a great OS that has a major advantage when it comes to troubleshooting; it can be run from a USB flashdrive in a 'live' state without installing to a hard disk. This allows you to use a wide range of tools to manipulate th...

Getting started and creating boot media

Troubleshooting With a Live Session Linux Live Environment

What is a Linux Live Session Linux is a great OS that has a major advantage when it comes to troubleshooting, it can be run from a USB flashdrive in a 'live' state without installing to a hard disk. This allows you to use a wide range of tools to manipulate th...

Creating a Backup Process

Backups

The 3-2-1 Rule The basis of all backup plans revolves around the 3-2-1 rule. 3 copies of your data 2 of the copies are on different devices on-site 1 copy is 'off-site' In a perfect world this would mean that your Thesis.docx exists on your computer, on your...

Everyone Needs Backups

Backups

I have no backups. Most people do not have any form of backup for their data. Many people do not see this as a necessity. This book covers: Understanding the importance of backups Knowing what you should (and should not) backup Making a backup plan Using the ...

Reading Machine Temperatures & Voltages

Software We Recommend

Watching your temperatures is an important part of managing any machine, especially a gaming rig. There are several tools that can work for this, some may not work on all CPUs (Ryzen most notably). When reporting your temperatures to people, please use Celsiu...

Verifying Disk Health

Software We Recommend Disks

Definitions S.M.A.R.T. - this is a monitoring system included in disk drives(HDDs and SSDs). Its primary function is to detect and report various indicators of drive reliability and health. Sectors - these are sections of your hard drive that store data. Your ...

Disk & Partition Management

Software We Recommend Disks

Disk Managment You can open disk managment by pressing Win+R and typing diskmgmt.msc. Disk managment can only be run from a installed copy of windows, and has limits on what partitions and disks can be edited. For a more robust solution, consider using diskp...

Hardware Issues

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Anti-Virus and Malware tools

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For information about how to clean malware from your computer, or prevent it in the future, see this malware guide Definitions AV - Anti-Virus runs constantly in the background, scanning files on download, on access, or on a schedule AM - Anti-Malware shoul...

Killer Network Drivers

How To and Guides

Killer networking drivers and software are known to cause various issues. To troubleshoot follow these steps: Download the universal drivers Uninstall all Killer software such as the Killer Network Center Install the universal drivers Reboot

General Issues

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Networking Issues

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Data Recovery

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Audio Issues

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Mobile Issues

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Software Issues

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Checking the health of disks

Troubleshooting With a Live Session Linux Live Environment

This article relies on the live media created here Open gsmartcontrol from the application menu, Select your disk once the application is opened. If your disk is anything but 'passed' then your disk is dying and needs to be replaced. To share your re...