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HL2Fan

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#1 12 years ago

Hi ever since my dad got mad at me because the disc drive got messed up because the disc got stuck in the drive he won't let me go anywhere online but here. So no i have nothing to do, i cant play games and i just got out of school so this stinks. I need to know what do yall use to protect your computer while you play games. Because this comp is my dads buisness one and im allowed to use it till i get my own. He wants me to prove to him that he will never have any problems because of me being online or playing games. Because i know my friends can play games all day without problems so i need to know how to prove to him nothing bad will happen to the computer PLZ HELP!!!!:bows:




amoreelitesoldier

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#2 12 years ago

Don't start a gibberish thread in the Tech forum. I'm not sure I understand how you think we can help you Oh yeah, why does everyone type like a 13 year old tonight? Doh, stupid me, you are thirteen! :rolleyes: EDIT: Oh nice, Other thread on the same topic You wasted twice as much server space.




carl4286

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#3 12 years ago

Tonight? It's been longer than that. Atleast the last few months. Anyway, tell your dad that you were personally guaranteed by the technically savvy members of Gaming Forums that nothing bad will happen to his computer from playing games alone. If he's worried about you getting viruses on his computer from the internet, check out this website. It's a free anti-virus program (scroll down a little and you'll see the download link).




HL2Fan

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#4 12 years ago

well amoree u can get the heck off my thread because u are no help and i would call your last post SPAM! As for you carl i thank you but see he is also worried about hardware problems is there any way to prevent those? Because he said if something else happens to this computer he will not let me use any computer till i buy my ownself one




Pethegreat VIP Member

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#5 12 years ago

calm down people. We give out enough bans and locks as it is;)

First use a browser other than Internet explorer(IE)you stop %95 of all the crap(spyware, pop-ups, viruses). Next, buy a good virus scanner/firewall. I do not have any suggestions but a guy by the name of File Trekker(he one of the guy's in red) can give you some reccomendations.

I would start saving though, even with the best protection stuff can get though.




carl4286

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#6 12 years ago

The only hardware problem that could arise from playing games is overheating. If you're computer was designed with proper cooling, or if it is under warranty by the manufacturer (if it's not custom built), then overheating isn't an issue. Even if the computer does have crappy cooling, it's almost impossible to damage a modern computer by overheating it. Before they overheat, they either shut themselves down, or throttle the CPU to a lower speed to prevent it from overheating. You won't damage the computer (theoretically), but you may start to see glitches or artifacts in games if it gets too hot. Just watch out for these, and if you don't see any you're fine. Every other possible hardware issue isn't any more or less likely to happen if you play games, so don't worry about it.




amoreelitesoldier

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#7 12 years ago

I don't expect you to know everything, otherwise these forums wouldn't really exist. I just expect people to sound intelligent, unless of course you are unintelligent. :p

As for gaming, it is fairly impossible to ruin your computer playing video games. I would suggest getting Webroot Spy Sweeper and Norton Anti-Virus 2006, OR, the free alternatives that have already been listed. I've been quite happy with Spy Sweeper and N.I.V. ...when the system scans start when you're in-game, just minimize the game and pause the scan. Simple as that, and you'll be protected from just about everything, well, besides me. :p

*sinister laugh*

:lookaround:

Ask for more help if you need it.




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#8 12 years ago

Sigh. Playing games will not physically damage your computer. What can happen, however, is a slowdown of the computer due to too much being loaded on it at once. With powerful computers, this isn't much of a problem, and you can happily fill them to the brim with games. However ones with older hardware can slow to a crawl if you chuck too much crap on them. If in doubt, just stick one or two games on. It is your Dad's computer, after all.

Oddly enough, you're potentially doing more damage to your computer on the Internet than you are playing games. :lol:

Get a decent antivirus program like AVG, and a Firewall like ZoneAlarm, (Both of these are free) and you'll be set.




cokefizz3000

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#9 12 years ago

Hey guys whats crakin been gone for a while cause of exams and school stuff. Anyway I agree with Rookie42 with the Zone alarm but im not too sure about the antivirus. I had problems with the interface and found it confusing to get rid of a virus. I personally use AntiVir and it works like a charm. Most of the programs listed are good and you will just have to choose based on personal preference.