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  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post PSA: The Spectre And Meltdown CPU Vulnerabilities Are A Big Deal And You Should Protect Yourself.

    @Pyrosa: Thanks for the props, and glad you liked it! I hope to contribute to GameSpot a little more often, on a variety of PC-related content. If you or anyone have something specific in mind that yo...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post How To Protect Your Gaming PC From Malware.

    @rayden54: In most cases, malware's tracks are pretty easy to spot, even if actually removing the infection is a bear. Once you've identified the malware and removed its traces—registry entries, start...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post How To Protect Your Gaming PC From Malware.

    @rayden54: It's not always obvious, though oftentimes is. Symptoms can include redirected web searches, pop-ups, slowed performance and/or high CPU utilize (seemingly for no reason), and blatant messa...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post 10 Things To Do Immediately After Building Or Buying A PC.

    @girlusocrazy: Good suggestions, especially 2 and 7!

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  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post How to Properly Maintain Your PC for Peak Performance.

    I see there are some concerns about the tip on using a Swiffer Duster, so let me address that.What I advised was to use the Swiffer Duster on the outside of a PC, not on the internal components. I lov...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post How to Properly Maintain Your PC for Peak Performance.

    I see there's some concern about using a Swiffer Duster, so let me address that. Canned air is great, which is why I included it in this gallery, but it doesn't always blast all the would-be dust bunn...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post How to Properly Maintain Your PC for Peak Performance.

    @gigantor21: Actually, it doesn't. See my reply above. I confirmed with Swiffer that its Duster (and all of its products) do not use static electricity.

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post How to Properly Maintain Your PC for Peak Performance.

    @maitkarro: Using the Swiffer Duster as I recommended is safe. Forget that I'm talking about the outside of a PC—it's a moot point, as It does not use static electricity. I confirmed this with the com...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post How to Properly Maintain Your PC for Peak Performance.

    @maitkarro: Wiping the outside of a PC is safe, but it's a moot point—the Swiffer Duster I recommended does not use static electricity. I confirmed this with the company:"The Swiffer Duster does not u...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post How to Properly Maintain Your PC for Peak Performance.

    @beepbep: Relax, using the Swiffer Duster as I recommended is safe. Not only are we just talking about using this on the outside of the PC, but contrary to the comments here, they do not use static el...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post Debunking Popular PC Myths.

    @everson_rm: I disagree, for two reasons. First, a $500 gaming PC built in 2013 could have had a GeForce GTX 650 Ti, a card that's still capable of playing many games in 1080p. You may have to dial do...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post Debunking Popular PC Myths.

    @xantufrog: Thanks!

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post Virus Removal Tips and Tricks.

    @girlusocrazy: It's crazy, isn't it? I'll spend hours cleaning up a Windows PC, installing AV software and utilities like Sandboxie, and writing out detailed instructions in a text file that for a sav...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post Virus Removal Tips and Tricks.

    @Smosh150: Sandboxie is awesome. Whenever I clean up a machine for a friend or family member, I leave a browser link on the desktop that opens in Sandboxie and instruct them to use it and only it for ...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post Virus Removal Tips and Tricks.

    @girlusocrazy: The performance hit isn't as bad as it used to be, especially on modern machines. Symantec actually led the charge in 2009 when it overhauled Norton, a notorious resource hog at the tim...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post How to Properly Maintain Your PC for Peak Performance.

    @Derpalon: The risk to reward ratio just doesn't favor the user, and that's because there really isn't any reward to be had. Despite claims to the contrary that many registry cleaning programs make, y...

  • Paul_Lilly posted a message on the post How to Properly Maintain Your PC for Peak Performance.

    @the7698466: Some cases are better than others about accommodating cable management. Having cutouts and ample space behind the motherboard tray go a long way. But yes, cleaning up cables in general ca...