The War on Advertisements and Ad Blockers

Steve Smith talks about Ad Block software, how it came to be, and why there is currently a war only between advertisement companies and advertisement blocker developers.

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Your FPS and Utility Frequencies

Steve Smith talks about how NTSC and PAL got their frames per second, and how it relates in part to gaming.

iOS9 - 5 New Useful Features

Steve Smith talks about features useful to both iPhones and iPads made available with iOS9.

Z170 versus X99-3

Steve Smith talks about which DDR4 platform is right for your needs.

Sock Puppet Networking

Steve Smith talks about predators online, and talks about tricks to detect sock puppet accounts, and protect yourself from dangerous predators, too.

Digital Rights Management

Steve Smith, talks about DRM, the technology that angers legit purchasers, and gets laughed at by pirates.



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Completely Erased

It should remove all traces of the virus, provided the hard drive has no bad sectors on it. It it does, you the mentioned Spinrite to try to fix the hard drive then run DBAN after, but usually, DBAN can erase the entire drive without issue. I've used it on maximum and let it run almost 16 hours on my friends computer, that is why this episode exists.

Completely Erased

Great! I am going to run 'autonuke' on a machine that has polymorphic malware, not sure if it is in the MBR or somewhere else on the machine. Assuming autonuke runs fully without any error, will it remove the malware from the computer with certainty?

Completely Erased

Yes, it will wipe all data, including the master boot record on your hard drive. If you are unable to get DBAN to work correctly, consider using Spinrite to fix the drive so DBAN can work, rarely needed, good to have.


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