Use uBlock Origin. Keep in mind that if you're using the Chrome browser, this plugin will soon be disabled (cause Google is dumb and wants your money from ads), so you might as well use a browser like Firefox it will work with.
Nord VPN has a 75% off sale ( https://join.nordvpn.com/order/ ) right now ($107.55 for 3 year subscription), so you'd be saving like $5 maybe? Normally its $430 for 3 years though, so if that's a normal price for Bitdefender than it is probably fairly decently priced. You get 6 devices with Nord, so maybe worth the extra 5? Sale is short lived though
I've never had an issue with Avira interrupting games, if you think you need a 3rd party antivirus. Its free, but you will get a popup once a day trying to convince you to buy their full product (which is unnecessary).
Windows Defender will also work fine with pretty much any game.
Avast is honestly one of the worst options as far as gaming goes (they're decent as far as protection goes, but its incredibly annoying with false positives and games which are often flagged as false positives), however they do have a gaming/silent mode which may help you out. You could also probably just whitelist the game itself and get rid of issues.
See: https://help.avast.com/en/av_free/17/performancegaming.html if you want details on how to enable gaming mode.
See: https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Antivirus-scan-exclusions for info on how to white list things.
If you keep having problems with a particular game, especially after Avast updates, encourage the game's developer to submit a request with them here: https://www.avast.com/whitelist-program-registration in order to get them to stop detecting the game as harmful.
To be fair, programming an OS is one of the more difficult things to do in software development. And even linux distributions are always begging for donations cause of how much effort it takes.
What proof do you have that this is happening? Honestly this reads like someone who's paranoid about security, but has no expertise and assumes that something is wrong.
If I understand right, you think your roommate is using your desktop as a vpn server to route his traffic through for his iphone?
For what kind of device/network?
Its probably just an automated script doing it, doubt anyone is specifically targeting you. You're probably just on a list of accounts to try.
Has anyone played the original Cyberpunk 2077 tabletop?
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/windows-10-pro/df77x4d43rkt Also if you're a student, I'd check with your University for possible Windows 10 key deals, a lot of schools get considerable discounts (eg: costs $10-20).
If you plan on having less than 4GB of RAM go with the x32 version, if not, then you want the x64 one.
Just because you have a 1gb/s speed doesn't mean you can access every machine on the internet at that rate. That's just the maximum best possible rate your connection is capable of handling (and only machines that are basically 1-2 hops from your own would even be capable of doing that). Since most connections go through a different number of hops to get somewhere that means each hop that data packets are going through will slow it down.
Have you checked this out already for the Kali install? https://docs.kali.org/kali-on-arm/install-kali-linux-arm-raspberry-pi
I haven't done it myself so I can't really give you any advice, but the doc seems pretty easy to follow.
All in all, your biggest problem is money. I'd estimate you need somewhere between $60-150 million for something like this and 3-6 years depending. That said you don't have the money - so the next best thing is to learn how to make a simple FPS first. Try working through this series of videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DywBqQtTHMo&list=PLL0cLF8gjBprG6487lxqSq-aEo6ZXLDLg
This is a bit old, but still has the basics of what you need for setting up a Ubuntu homeserver: https://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu-home-fileserver
I would try linux out first since its free, and if you don't like it/can't figure out than go ahead and use Windows. That said if you've never used linux, you're due a proper warning:
The old system was pay to win, the new system is far better as a result of being free. You had to purchase runes/masteries by grinding excessively (getting any decent set would require literally winning hundreds of games to do it without paying cash) or buy Riot points and spend them on runes/masteries. The new system is completely free, yeah it lacks some of the creativity and options of the old one, but this is also a plus because it makes for a more balanced game. You can still give yourself armor based perks if your champ is squishy and lacking armor just like before, your just limited as to how many options there are for such a thing. It also means they're more quick to address potential abusable unintended snowball rune/mastery builds - and patch the runes/masteries than they were before because its a lot easier to statistically track and control.
"So now if somebody knows how to properly exploit those weaknesses they can, Easily. And you can't really do anything about it." That why you play draft pick so you counter pick a champion that meshes well with your team and so your team can cover those weaknesses and counter pick against threats. If you're playing blinds, you don't really have a right to complain about balance.
They're like $10 at a Walmart. But you could always use a DVD to make the boot image, will be dreadfully slow though.
Visit adobe's website as TheOfficialCzex says. Alternatively if you want to do the same thing, but don't want to pay for software check out GIMP: https://www.gimp.org/
A lot of motherboards will just cap the RAM speeds to the lowest common denominator, so while they might be faster slots, they'll run at the slowest RAM in the motherboard at the time.
How's the monitor? I've been thinking about getting something similar but it seems a bit pricey.
I still like Mechwarrior Online fun stompy robots and its free to play so no money to try.
Open cmd prompt
type in 'tracert google.com'
watch route be drawn, check response time on each node to compare where the problem most likely lies.
Yesssss, best multiplayer. Especially with mods.
Do you have any idea of what sort of game you want to play?
What kind of stuff do you like, eg: Do you like FPSes? Shooters? RTS? Simulators? Arcade? Beat em ups? Multiplayer or CooP? How much do graphics matter (are you cool with playing games older than 2015)? PVP vs PVE? MMO vs Smaller Sized Player Pops? Realistic vs Cartoony? Free to Play vs Subscription vs One Time Payment?
Sounds good, I might have to hit up r/explainthislikeimfive
Thanks for the response. I'm still a bit fuzzy on DHCP and how DNS servers are authorized/trusted. What prevents someone from making malicious DNS servers that try to change the Central Registry? There are apparently 13 sets of root servers, but what's the process for becoming one of those servers? Same thing with TLD servers, how does one become one and retain that position? I'm not talking so much from a legal standpoint as a practical one, what prevents a malware author from forcing everyone to consult a fake TLD server and be given incorrect information or something along those lines? Apparently there's some sort of Authoritative Answer (AA) bit that can be set in replies to queries to indicate that the response is "authoritative", but why can't that just be spoofed?
The first one was somewhat useful, wish he'd go into greater detail though. Thanks.
Yeah definitely sounds like your ISP then, have you tried doing a tracert to see where the greatest delay in the path is?
Yeah, I do digital artwork/photoshopping as a hobby, though the term "photoshopping" is a bit of a misnomer since I don't actually use Adobe Photoshop. I use GIMP usually (which is free/opensource).
If you're a student your university may offer a cheaper license for the education edition (essentially its the same as the enterprise edition), for usually 75-90% off depending on the school/country. I would look into that if you are a student.
You shouldn't need 3rd party software like PowerISO, pcsx2 will essentially just read the iso's, you'll just need to install the bios from your ps2 (or umm...use someone elses...) and then select the iso you want to run and it'll boot up. You may have to play with graphic settings to get it to display properly, some games have issues emulating properly (I always have to change a whole bunch of stuff to get Soul Calibur 2 to work).
As far as the character profile I actually don't know, I found it on the web some years back and then photoshopped it and I only have the photoshopped version left. :/
Hackers generally don't target individual schools unless there is some sort of high value target they are specifically going after. Most of the time they just take the nuke approach and try to hack EVERYTHING they can get their hands on. Viruses are rarely written with a specific target in mind and will just go after anything it encounters with the targeted vulnerability. If the high school was hacked, its a sign that their security practices were not up to date and they exposed a vulnerability that a virus was able to take advantage of. It could also have happened from a stupid administrator who unintentionally installed malware or let themselves fall prey to a phishing scheme.
This is normal, playing longer than an hour a day is what I would consider unusual, especially if you're working two full time jobs. How do you have time to sleep and eat? Full Time Job = 8 Hours, Sleep = 7 Hours, Eating = 1 hour (total)
Full Time Jobx2 + Sleep + Eating = 24 Hours leaves you with literally 0 time for anything else like exercise or hobbies, etc.
If these are two part time jobs, then that's a lot better, but still there's more to life than just games. Have you considered picking up a new hobby, exercising more, or trying to learn a new skill? Games are a means of passing time and entertainment and too much of it is not good for you. Getting burnt out is probably a sign that you have a void that games are not filling.
I dunno, plutonium really isn't very good for you at all in any amount.
Not really a lot you can do then if your ISP has a monopoly, you're basically at their mercy. Did they promise you a specific ping in your contract? If so you might have some legal sway over forcing them to help you with a lawsuit, but I know the majority of ISPs will not promise anything regarding ping because its such a volatile temperamental thing. 90-120 ping is still quite good though, you may just need to learn how to git gud and lead your shots. You could try using a VPN to see if that gives you better ping (but this is extremely unlikely to actually help as adding an additional hop to the network path will likely increase your ping, not reduce it). Has your ping been affected in all areas or just with fortnite servers? eg: If you ping google.com do you still a decent ping? Are you sure Fortnite didn't just add a new server location around the same time and make your ping worse from that?
Sounds like a different issue. I would reimage the usb drive using the latest version from the Windows 10 Install Tool: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
However, that said if the license you originally purchased for Win 10 was OEM locked then yes, you'll need to get a new license key from Microsoft or another retailer in order to activate Windows. That said you can still install Win 10 just fine without a license.
You could try emulating it on PCX2: https://pcsx2.net/ since you already own a copy of the game then you can grab the iso for the game off a site like emuparadise.
This tutorial goes over the basics of setting up dool boot on a system with windows/linux. It'll vary a little different depending on what distribution of linux and which version of windows you're using, but it goes over the basic procedures: https://www.lifewire.com/ultimate-windows-7-ubuntu-linux-dual-boot-guide-2200653
To summarize: Install windows first and leave some partition room for the other system.
Then install Linux and choose the duel boot option and give it control of the bootloader/managing partitions.
Counterpoint: Jedi Academy has the best combat system.
First try verifying fixing your install: Open the launcher and click on Fortnite. Next to “launch” should be a gear, click on it and click the option “verify”.
Then if that doesn't fix it, try updating your graphics card drivers, this has supposedly helped a few people with this issue.
Finally, as a workaround try launching Fortnite directly without the using the launcher. You can usually just run the file "FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping_BE.exe" typically located in "C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64\" though it will obviously vary depending on your install settings.
As a note, while I can try to be helpful, you'll probably get way better help on Unreal's forums themselves since they know their own game. Try looking through what other people have tried here on this thread: https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/forums/bug-reports/battle-royale-aa/511578-pc-restarting-due-to-fortnite-launching/
Block sunlight from coming into the room, however don't use black colors (such as black paper) to do this, black absorbs the most thermal radiation so try to use something reflective or white on windows etc so that you can reduce the amount of sunlight warming the room. I'm a fan of tinfoil, it looks very ghetto but it does its job and you make jokes to people that its protecting you from government mind control.
Get an air conditioner, there are lots to choose from: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=air+conditioner&sprefix=ai%2Caps%2C435&crid=3GZH79PHENL0N
If you live in a relatively dry climate (low humidity) you can also invest in a swamp cooler: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=swamp+cooler
Move to a colder location.
Reduce the planet's overall ambient temperature by moving it further away from the sun.
That said, you may want to invest in a better cooler for your CPU if it keeps overheating as well. This one does a pretty good job, but there are a lot of other ones to choose from: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FcfmP6/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu9s Have you tried actually tracking the CPU and GPU temperatures to see if they're exceeding recommended limits frequently? There are lots of free software products available you can use to track CPU temps. This will give you a better idea if it really is overheating and needs a better cpu cooler than the stock one. or if perhaps something else is going on like some bad windows configuration settings.
If you want to try correcting fixing the errors (since others here have already told you about error logs) you could try the following:
This is correct. You'll need to buy a new license unless you did not buy a OEM version of Windows for the original laptop.
Microsoft recommends you disable it if it gets in the way of your workflow: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4046851/windows-10-controlled-folder-access-windows-defender-security-center so sure.
Basically yes, however you may encounter problems getting the operating system to accept the new hardware. Unfortunately many copies of Windows (as an example), are locked to your hardware meaning that you have to buy another copy of the Windows license in order to use Windows with the new hardware. These types of software/OSes are known as OEM and are licensed to be used on ONLY one machine and cannot be "deactivated" or repurposed for another machine. Depending on circumstances (usually how different the two builds hardware is), Windows may think you need a new license when moving the SSD over to the new machine. Your files will still be accessible, etc. But Windows may no longer be activated. Similarly, other licensed software (eg: Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, etc) also use similar solutions to Windows OEM to deter software piracy and you may also end up with similar problems.
All of that being said, its probably a good idea to perform some "spring" cleaning (doing things the "manual" way) on your SSD and just backup all wanted data to a removable harddrive or usb drive first, and then reformat the SSD entirely for the new system. Reinstall Windows (or whatever OS you're using, linux, etc) from scratch and then move the backed up data back onto your SSD once you've finished updating your OS and installed necessary programs/software on it. This will help purge any lingering software issues from the previous build, free up space taken up by old drivers, and usually give you a better experience over all.
You may find some of these tools helpful in getting a new build setup:
Windows 10 USB Install: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 (for getting the disc image of Win 10)
Rufus: https://rufus.akeo.ie/ (for making bootable usb drives, I recommend this since the Windows 10 Download tool often just plain out just sucks and doesn't work).
Linux Mint: https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php (Want to try out linux? This is probably a good newbie distro to try out.)
Ninite: https://ninite.com/ (Install all the free software at once without having to run each installer individually).
For antivirus I would look at just using malwarebytes for removal (just install and then remove when done). Kaspersky rescue usb is pretty good, but I know of no decent linux AVs so you probably won't find anything decent written for linux. Clam is about the only thing and its not that great.
Most of these patches come through the OS, so it depends on what OS you're running, but basically just disable your OSes updates and you won't get the patches. Also don't update firmware (most firmware is manual update anyway though so you probably don't need to worry about that) for your BIOS/Motherboard etc.
This depends on the size of each drive. Generally you want to prioritize putting the operating system onto the SSD and then if there's left over room put games on. SSDs have much faster read/write speeds and so if your operating system isn't slowed down by the disk speed then the machine's overall performance will be better. The reason you don't generally put games on the SSD though is because most SSDs tend to be very small and games tend to be very large, furthermore there is rarely any benefit other than faster load times for most games when installed on an SSD vs a HDD. For example, let's consider League of Legends, if we install LoL on our SSD along with our operating system, yes it will load faster, but this is utterly pointless. No matter how fast LoL loads, you still have to wait for the other players to load before the match starts. Now let's look at a different example: Skyrim. You'll notice drastically faster load times everytime the map changes, but...that's it. Most of the time its going to be 1-2 seconds vs 5-6 seconds, not really worth it given the fact that Skyrim + Mods is going to be like 5-200GB depending on how ridiculous you are with mods. Obviously with a standard 128GB SSD drive you won't have any room for something like that, so you've gotta put Skyrim on your HDD instead.
To answer your question directly though: What would happen if I put my OS on my HDD and my Games on my SSD? Well first off, your whole system will run slower since all your OSes processes that need to read/write from disk will have to wait longer for the disk to respond. You might as well have not bought the SSD in the first place in this case. Finally some games will be slightly faster, but you'll only be able to fit maybe 5-6 on at most before you run out of space - also many games use OS functions to read/write to disk so the game being on the SSD may not offer any benefit at all since the OS will need to access both disks before retrieving the information it needs.
In summary: Put your OS on your SSD, and all other files/projects/games on your HDD, except maybe 1-2 of your most often accessed daily used programs/games provided you have room on your SSD.
Thanks, yeah I might have to take a hit to the processor - but maybe I can justify future proofing it a little. The reason I picked that particular RAM was because it'd be easier to upgrade to 32GB later with another stick, without wasting slots on smaller sticks, but tbh it'll probably be quite a while before I need to upgrade so its probably better to just go with the faster cheaper RAM.
I like these SSDs: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6yKcCJ/samsung-860-evo-500gb-25-solid-state-drive-mz-76e500bam but there are a lot of good ones out there as well. I would probably get one with at least 500GB, gives you a bit more wiggle room with file space.
HDD, won't matter too much as long as its at least 7200 RPM and doesn't have 1-3 star reviews. Seagate generally has good ones, but there are plenty of other good ones.
Rumors about it, but nothing more yet. Time will tell if they sell out to the Russian Government entirely: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-11/kaspersky-lab-has-been-working-with-russian-intelligence