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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Thanks brother but i've already tried Malwarebytes. This thing is fucking resilient.
    It's completely hijacked my browser; it makes everything run slow; i'm SURE it's spying one me.
    Fuck.
    Uninstall and reinstall the browser. No other option, I'm afraid. Make sure you backup your bookmarks and passwords and shit beforehand, of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Thanks brother but i've already tried Malwarebytes. This thing is fucking resilient.
    It's completely hijacked my browser; it makes everything run slow; i'm SURE it's spying one me.
    Fuck.
    You should also try using Adwcleaner. It's from the makers of Malwarebytes.
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/

    Also try using Spybot search and destroy if your scan shows up empty just to be doubly sure your PC is clean.
    http://filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_destroy/

    Since you mentioned its attacked your browser I suggest a complete uninstall then a scan, then a clean re-install of your browser.
    I assume you are on windows. Part of the problem with an infection in windows is that usually it infects your OS'es registry and makes changes that will still keep your PC vulnerable.
    If that is the case and your problems reoccur then I suggest trying to use System Restore to rollback to a date that your PC was not infected if you have a system restore checkpoint available.
    It depends on what Operating System you are using and how frequent you set up the system restore points.
    If your PC is still acting funny then I suggest a totally clean reinstall of your operating system -- this is the only method in which you can be sure that your PC is not infected.

    This is a time consuming method that allows you to check if there is any registry changes made by malware: http://www.infoworld.com/article/289...stry-keys.html

    Another useful software the I recommend you try is CCleaner : https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
    Just so you know I've had issues with CCleaner when Windows 10 Anniversary update came out and I used the registry cleaner. Before then it was smooth sailing and after a few updates (about three months later).
    Since a few updates, for windows 10 and CCleaner, it has been working as intended and is stable for me. It's just a heads up but I think those issues have been completely fixed so there are no guarantees that it won't mess something up although I highly doubt it now.

    Also if you don't have an Anti-Virus I highly recommend Bitdefender. It's one of the best I've used and it is one of the highly rated Anti-viruses in the market.
    https://www.bitdefender.com/

    For a long time now I've been meaning to start a thread dedicated to listing/collating and asking for user experience with all kinds of Software, Browsers, browser add-ons, and miscellaneous tips to keep computers safe.
    Such as if you use Firefox or Chrome then try an add-on called uBlock origin for getting rid of pop-ups and no-google analytics to disable telemetry and so on.
    Would it be a good idea for a thread?

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    Man. Thank you guys, @ziltoid and @wizfan

    What about Software, Browsers and Virus Protection for the thread?

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    Sorry for double post, but thanks again @wizfan . Uninstall and reinstall did the trick. A simple solution, but sometimes it just helps to have someone else thinking about it. It didn't cross my mind. And thank you too @ziltoid . I think you should start your thread. Some of us just aren't as computer savvy as others. You guys are awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizfan View Post
    I wouldn't trust that adaptor (unless it's gold-plated, which reduces the noise). Are you trying to record from a device with a 1/8" (3.5mm) jack output?
    Short answer: yes. Longer answer: I have a short-term, fixed project of wanting to import some minidiscs from players which only have 1/8 headphone outs; after that it's digitizing vinyl, my Amp has 1/4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmtd View Post
    I have a short-term, fixed project of wanting to import some minidiscs from players which only have 1/8 headphone outs
    Do you have a device (sound card, etc.) with a line-in input? If so, get a 1/8 male-male cable, plug one end on the line-in and the other on the minidisc's headphone out and record it with your computer. Now, why can't you digitize vinyl with Focusrite, since it has two combined 1/4"-XLR jacks? Does your amp have a single 1/4 output?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizfan View Post
    Do you have a device (sound card, etc.) with a line-in input? If so, get a 1/8 male-male cable, plug one end on the line-in and the other on the minidisc's headphone out and record it with your computer. Now, why can't you digitize vinyl with Focusrite, since it has two combined 1/4"-XLR jacks? Does your amp have a single 1/4 output?
    I have a sound card in my PC which is a bit of an ornament these days but I could use that for the purpose I guess.

    With the focusrite, my amp has a single 1/4 stereo headphone output on the front and an RCA pair on the back labelled "Rec Out". But that leaves me with the manual-balancing issue for the inputs to the focusrite (each channel having a separate gain knob and no way to sync them)

    Thanks for your replies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Thanks brother but i've already tried Malwarebytes. This thing is fucking resilient.
    It's completely hijacked my browser; it makes everything run slow; i'm SURE it's spying one me.
    Fuck.
    Interesting. I started having this exact same problem around the time you did.

    McAfee, Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, and I'm pretty sure there was one other thing I tried all reported that my computer was clean. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome a few times, but any progress I made seemed to have been halted by reinstalling Chrome.

    I switched over to Opera and have had 0 issues since. I've also noticed that my games run around 10 FPS higher since I'm no longer always running Google Update Service, etc. Opera has "View Page Source" and "Inspect Element" in case you're worried about losing those conveniences. I use a different service for VPN so I cannot speak on how Opera handles routing.

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    Here's a specific one: does anyone here have a PC copy of the recently released "Prey" game, and if so, are you able to access the audio/music files outside of the game?

    I have the digital version for Xbox One, and I noticed that the song that plays *SPOILER* Spoiler: in the Yellow Tulip club on the Crew Quarters deck, the one featuring members of the crew , is different from the one released on the soundtrack. I like the in-game, female vocals better between the two. So: if the audio is rippable, is anyone able to get ahold of the track "Semi Sacred Geometry" as presented in the game and pm it to me? Just the one track is really all i'm interested in. I already purchased the soundtrack itself.

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    hey does anyone here use playstation store and find it is a constant cock up?
    i have tried my paypal and credit card and both said there was an error (that they don't specify).
    haven't tried to buy a game through them for a few years, but had similar problems last time, too.

    *problem is not with the paypal or credit card*

    and nevermind...went to eb games and just bought the damn thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew View Post
    hey does anyone here use playstation store and find it is a constant cock up?
    i have tried my paypal and credit card and both said there was an error (that they don't specify).
    haven't tried to buy a game through them for a few years, but had similar problems last time, too.

    *problem is not with the paypal or credit card*

    and nevermind...went to eb games and just bought the damn thing.
    The only error that can occur with a physical copy is a scratch in the disc. With that said, I have not had problems with PS store once I moved over to PS4. I used to have problems with PS Store on the PS3 though. What game did you get?

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    thank you for this response, but it is all sorted now. happy december to you.

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    Can anyone recommend a wrist rest for a mousepad?

    Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma v2 (keyboard; wrist rest)
    Razer DeathAdder Elite (mouse)
    Razer Firefly (mousepad)

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    Is there a reason that apps in ios close when the unit goes to sleep? It's hard to explain what I'm experiencing. Basically when I'm listening to an audiobook or a podcast or really even music when the ipod goes to sleep, that app is not open when I "press home to open", it's always on the app screen which leads me to be constantly re-opening apps to get to where I want to go. It's very annoying but I don't know what to do about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    Is there a reason that apps in ios close when the unit goes to sleep? It's hard to explain what I'm experiencing. Basically when I'm listening to an audiobook or a podcast or really even music when the ipod goes to sleep, that app is not open when I "press home to open", it's always on the app screen which leads me to be constantly re-opening apps to get to where I want to go. It's very annoying but I don't know what to do about it.
    does it still show up when you open the multi-tasking?

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    They do, yes. That's not really the optimum experience as I would rather see the app that I'm using currently instead of opening it again. It's just a strange quirk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    They do, yes. That's not really the optimum experience as I would rather see the app that I'm using currently instead of opening it again. It's just a strange quirk.
    so, for example...you get music playing in the music app, lock your phone, and then when you unlock it, you're on the home screen instead of looking at the music app?

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    Exactly that, yes. Happens to Audible, iBooks, and my podcast app too.

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    Anyone have suggestions on an external Blu-ray drive that handles commercial Blu-ray disc playback (needs to watch my movies)?

    I'm looking at the older Pioneer BDR-XS06 ...

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