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PC Parts Buying Guide: Processors

If you’re building a gaming PC on a budget, you’ll probably want to start off by choosing a video card. Everyone else can start with the central processing unit (CPU), or processor, the “brain” of the computer that, well, processes all the instructions it ...Read More

How to remove Trojan Virus

If you have been using computers for quite some time, then you are familiar with computer viruses. A computer virus is program that was designed primarily for the benefit of its creator. One way to get the benefit from viruses is through gathering information ...Read More

How to remove Thumbs.db

Thumbs.db What is it? Thumbs.db is a database file containing a cache of photo thumbnails, and it’s created automatically when you open a folder of photos or videos. Thumbs.db supposedly makes thumbnails load more quickly, but you won’t see much difference unless your PC ...Read More

How to remove Desktop.ini

Desktop.ini what is it? Every folder on your PC has a desktop.ini file that contains the folder’s display settings, including its icon and the ‘info tip’ text that pops up when you hover your mouse over it. Like Thumbs.db files, desktop.ini files are created ...Read More

How to Find Hidden Files on your PC

Your PC may be set to hide system files such as Thumbs.db and desktop.ini by default. This makes Explorer and your Desktop look tidier, but the intended benefit is more patronizing than that: Windows hides them because it doesn’t trust you with them. It ...Read More