Stop Doing This Stuff to Your Computer

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Transcript for Stop Doing These Things to Your Computer

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Will you guys stop doing these things to

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your computer this is what we're going

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to be talking about today some of the

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things that people say and do with their

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computer so common sense is as good as

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any antivirus that's simply not true if

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you think you're smarter than an

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antivirus program and you'll be able to

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detect all malware on the internet and

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stop you getting infected then you're

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going to be mistaken you could get hit

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by ransomware at any one time and it

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could simply just completely encrypt all

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of your data and that is the biggest

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problem that you're going to see with

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people saying they don't need an

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antivirus you do need an antivirus and

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you need to have it running on your pc

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it doesn't really matter what antivirus

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you got

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you just need to use one to protect all

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of your data and also to make sure you

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don't get really bad nasty infections

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the good thing is that windows 11 and

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windows 10 are a lot more secure

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nowadays and basically they do block a

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lot more malware viruses trojans and

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ransomware and all the other types of

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infections that you can

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get when you're using the internet it

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just takes one simple click and you

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could be infected that's how easy it is

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and you cannot stop that from happening

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another thing i hear people say is that

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antivirus programs

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will hinder pc's performance and slow

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down the computer that might have been

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the case back in 1980s and 1990s but not

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so much in 2021

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now norton had a really bad reputation

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just like mcafee for slowing down your

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computer i use norton today and it's a

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lot more better you can see here we

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don't have

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are the any system resources being used

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on the system but yet people will still

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say that norton's junk and it basically

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slows up your computer that just goes to

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show you they've got their head stuck in

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the past then they just don't look

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forward to the future a good thing about

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an antivirus program is it blocks

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malware when you plug in your usb flash

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drive if there was a piece of malware on

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there and you plugged it in you can see

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automatically wants to scan that drive

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and stop it from infecting your computer

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so it's really important that you use an

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antivirus program

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another thing i see is when people say

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that formatting your hard drive will

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remove all the data on that drive this

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is another common misconception where

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people when they go to sell a pc they

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will format their drive and basically

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sell that pc but people with a bit of

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knowledge can use data recovery software

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to pull back all the data on that drive

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that was using the quick format method

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now i've got a usb flash drive here if i

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did a full format on this drive by

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taking the quick format out of the

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equation here it will be really really

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slow and basically erase all the data on

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that drive and it will be virtually

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impossible to pull back any data by

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using data recovery software

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so it's important that you use the right

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method to securely erase any sort of

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drives or ssds when you come to selling

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your computer i have a strict policy

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where i will never buy used hard drives

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because you just never know what has

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been put on those drives and it's now in

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your possession i just don't like the

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fault of what could be actually on there

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now some of the best data recovery

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software out there can actually pull

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back data which has been deleted a year

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ago it really is that simple to recover

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data on a hard drive as long as the

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drive hasn't been securely erased or had

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a really slow format on that drive even

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if you format the driver quickly and

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reinstall windows you can still pull

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back all of that data it's very simple

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but using that slow format method and

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using an advanced scan here you'll see

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that it doesn't recover any data on this

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usb flash drive and i just wanted to

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show that to you guys because it's

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important when it comes to

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giving a drive away to someone or

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selling a a computer on ebay or

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something like that and you still leave

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the drive in there you're much more

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better at just taking the drive out and

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keeping it and selling it without a

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driving it because that way you can be

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100 sure that there's no data left on

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that drive now you can see here there's

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no information to be recovered on this

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usb flash drive and i've used it many

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many times i've had photos on here and

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everything but you can't recover

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anything and that's because the drive

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has now been zeroed and there's no

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information to be recovered using this

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method there's still possibility of

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recovering data

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if you send it to a data recovery

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specialist using hardware recovery

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techniques rather than software like

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this but you will not be able to recover

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data like this using software and this

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is one of the best data recovery

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software out there now there's other

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more secure erase methods that you can

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use to stop data from being recovered on

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those drives if you do want to sell

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hardware or drives on the second and

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market but just make sure that the data

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is completely erased before you sell

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them let's move on to another computer

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myth which is turning off the page file

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inside your operating system and this

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will make your computer faster i don't

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know how many videos i've seen

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on youtube or how many articles i've

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read online telling people to disable

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the page file system to make your pc

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faster this does not make your pc faster

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and in fact it's going to cause you more

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problems by turning this feature off

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windows sometimes needs to have access

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to the paging file and if it can't get

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access to it because you've turned it

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off you would end up with blue screens

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you'll end up with pop-up error codes

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run out of memory error codes and all

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these sorts of things so if it's on

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automatically manage a paging file size

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then just leave it there it's not going

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to hurt in 2021

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this was really popular back in 1980s

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and 1990s

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you know in the early 2000s where people

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like to come in here and turn this off

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another myth that people say is if

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you've got over 8 gigabytes of memory

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you can turn off the paging file

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now your pc will seem faster and it will

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basically let you turn it off and it

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will run but it will cause problems in

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the long run so when you're doing

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something like gaming you'll suddenly

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get a blue screen and you won't know

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what's caused it it's more likely

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because you've turned off your page file

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so in 2021 just leave it on let windows

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manage the paging file system and you

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won't have any problems you won't need

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to worry about it if you have a good pc

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with a good 16 gigs of ram you should be

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perfectly fine this is another bit of

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misinformation that you see on the

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internet where using incognito mode

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makes you anonymous online unfortunately

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that's not the case all it does is

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basically

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hides your browsing history and doesn't

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store any information on your browser

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that doesn't mean that you're completely

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anonymous online and your data is not

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being stored somewhere your isp will

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still know what sites you're going to so

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it's not going to be a security feature

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that's going to keep you safe if you're

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doing something online that you

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shouldn't be doing all incognito mode

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does is basically erase your history and

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cookies and your

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traces where you've been online when you

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close the browser down and you in that

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session that's all it's going to do it's

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not going to make you completely

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anonymous if you use incognito mode or

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in private mode or any of those modes

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with your browser it's just been named

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incorrectly really by saying incognito

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because people think they're invisible

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to the world and no one can see them so

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just bear that in mind when you're using

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it another thing i see people still

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talking about today in 2021 is codex i

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can't remember the last time i installed

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a code it pack on my pc which was a

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really big thing back in 1980s and

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nineteen nineties but people still talk

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about codex packs and how you need all

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of these codecs to be installed on your

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pc you simply don't need them anymore in

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twenty twenty one if you wanna install

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uh some codecs safely then use something

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like vlc media player because this will

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play just about any uh movie file or

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media file that you chuck it and you

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won't need to go ahead and risk yourself

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by downloading some moody codec pack off

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the internet there's plenty of places

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where you can download media

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codec packs

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on the internet and they are normally

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laced with malware so be very very

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careful when you download those you

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don't need them anymore so stop using

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those silly methods in 2021 these are

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just some of the things that people are

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still doing in 2021 that they should

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stop doing because they don't need to be

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doing that sort of stuff anymore with

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their computer so if you've got any more

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of these you want to see let me know in

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the comments section below and i'll make

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some more of these videos if you enjoy

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them my name has been brian from brya

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I'd like to thank the author for taking his time to produce this video and dispel these common computer myths.

Rick

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