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Subject: Does anyone else have parents that aren't so smart with computers?

I just fixed my parents computer and I told them two things.

"Don't stop Malwarebytes from running and don't use internet explorer."

A week later they call me because they ran into another problem and I see Malwarebytes stopped and out of date and internet explorer downloaded again...

Seriously?

[Edited on 06.19.2012 4:11 PM PDT]

  • 06.19.2012 4:09 PM PST

Skwid

"Yeah, I downloaded and have been using Google Chrome, but haven't seen any differences."
*looks at open internet window"
"Mom, that's because your still using Internet Explorer..."

[Edited on 06.19.2012 4:13 PM PDT]

  • 06.19.2012 4:12 PM PST

My parents don't seem to think our internet is being stolen yet our wireless has dropped significantly the last few months.

They also though a virus killed my desktop when the graphics card died.

And they think that downloading mods for games or playing on servers in PC games can give me a virus.

  • 06.19.2012 4:12 PM PST
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"The meaning of justice can change from one day to the next. A professional soldier never brings justice into the mission. Politics are fickle, they change with the times. So long as we remain loyal to our countries, soldiers like us need nothing to believe in." - Snake

Yes.

  • 06.19.2012 4:12 PM PST

Corn, Oil, and Wine... We need more wine...

The toolbar on my mom's laptop always ends up on the top of the screen or sideways. lol

  • 06.19.2012 4:13 PM PST
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For all questions with answers unknown to you, the proper procedure is to assume the answer is peanut butter.

While that may be true, I'm just going to pretend otherwise.

I know next to nothing about the Internet or computers. My parents know even less...

  • 06.19.2012 4:14 PM PST

98% of teenagers surround their minds with rap music, if you're part of the 2% that stayed with rock, put this in your signature.

I'm lucky enough to have tech savvy parents and a tech savvy grandfather. Actually my stepdad is more computer literate than I am. A lot more.

  • 06.19.2012 4:14 PM PST

Ask me a question, and I will most likely respond back with false and illogical information not pertaining to said question.

Right here. I'm not so tech savvy myself, but my parents know less than me when it comes to computers.

  • 06.19.2012 4:16 PM PST

http://bungie.me/sig/noble/Gladius42104.png

Yes, my parent are horrible with computers. I download Google Chrome and my mom gets on it. She's always used I.E and she said

"How do you get to the internet?"
"Open the internet browser"
"What's a internet browser?"
"Just open Google Chrome."
"What's Google Chrome?"
*Facepalms*

[Edited on 06.19.2012 4:27 PM PDT]

  • 06.19.2012 4:18 PM PST


Posted by: Mereel N7
They also though a virus killed my desktop when the graphics card died.




Posted by: I Senor Skwid I
"Yeah, I downloaded and have been using Google Chrome, but haven't seen any differences."
"Mom, that's because your still using Internet Explorer..."




These made me lol.

  • 06.19.2012 4:19 PM PST

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My parents always think that me being on youtube gives computer viruses and slows it down.

  • 06.19.2012 4:20 PM PST

Founder of The Lost Ones

"How do I open Facebook?"

>I notice they typed in "facebook" on the start menu

  • 06.19.2012 4:21 PM PST
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blarg.

Whole family and friends are computer kryptonite.

So I help 'em out when they need fixing and stuff. I don't charge but sometimes they give me cash if they recognise if something takes time.

  • 06.19.2012 4:21 PM PST

The "internet explorer downloaded again" part makes it clear that you don't know much about computers either. Unless you're on Windows 95, it is literally impossible to remove IE after installing Windows. You can remove it during installation of Windows on 2000, XP, and Server 2003.

  • 06.19.2012 4:22 PM PST

No, I don't want to join your group/clan/team/community.

My mom needs me to put her phone on silent. "-_-

  • 06.19.2012 4:22 PM PST

Awesome isn’t just a word. Awesome is a way of life. Awesome is a way of war. Teamwork matters the most. Lone Wolves jeopardize the missions. Teamwork is key. Resistance is futile. The covenant fear us, not the other way around. We don’t fight for Earth. We don’t fight for Reach. We fight for the good of mankind because we are A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Alpha Wolf Elite Squadron Ordinary Mammals Electrocuted. Click the Homepage.

With technology in general.

"How do I change brightness on my iPad? I've been trying for hours!"

*take's iPad* (never touched an iPad until now btw)
-Settings
--Display
---Brightness

"THANKS!! :3 Now how I get to my home page?"

:I

  • 06.19.2012 4:24 PM PST

No, I don't want to join your group/clan/team/community.


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With technology in general.

"How do I change brightness on my iPad? I've been trying for hours!"

*take's iPad* (never touched an iPad until now btw)
-Settings
--Display
---Brightness

"THANKS!! :3 Now how I get to my home page?"

:I


I lol'd.

  • 06.19.2012 4:25 PM PST

iPhone 4S 64GB Black.

Yes. They think everything is a virus when not even a percent of the internet has anything to do with viruses.

  • 06.19.2012 4:26 PM PST

Awesome isn’t just a word. Awesome is a way of life. Awesome is a way of war. Teamwork matters the most. Lone Wolves jeopardize the missions. Teamwork is key. Resistance is futile. The covenant fear us, not the other way around. We don’t fight for Earth. We don’t fight for Reach. We fight for the good of mankind because we are A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Alpha Wolf Elite Squadron Ordinary Mammals Electrocuted. Click the Homepage.


Posted by: BiII Gates
The "internet explorer downloaded again" part makes it clear that you don't know much about computers either. Unless you're on Windows 95, it is literally impossible to remove IE after installing Windows. You can remove it during installation of Windows on 2000, XP, and Server 2003.

And who the hell do you think you are? Bill Gates?

  • 06.19.2012 4:26 PM PST


Posted by: BiII Gates
The "internet explorer downloaded again" part makes it clear that you don't know much about computers either. Unless you're on Windows 95, it is literally impossible to remove IE after installing Windows. You can remove it during installation of Windows on 2000, XP, and Server 2003.


There are ways to terminate Internet Explorer ya know.

  • 06.19.2012 4:27 PM PST

Awesome isn’t just a word. Awesome is a way of life. Awesome is a way of war. Teamwork matters the most. Lone Wolves jeopardize the missions. Teamwork is key. Resistance is futile. The covenant fear us, not the other way around. We don’t fight for Earth. We don’t fight for Reach. We fight for the good of mankind because we are A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Alpha Wolf Elite Squadron Ordinary Mammals Electrocuted. Click the Homepage.

My Dad thought Google Chrome would give his PC a virus, so he removed it.

"Dad, DL Chrome."

"Nononono, I dunno what it is, and it could mess everything up. I DONT WANNA GO MESSING WITH THAT SHIIIIIIIET"

  • 06.19.2012 4:30 PM PST
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My mom knows the basics; she knows how to check email, work microsoft office programs, etc..

My dad's knowledge is slightly above average.

I have a bachelor's in computer science, so I've got a pretty good understanding of computers.

  • 06.19.2012 4:32 PM PST


Posted by: Shane Walsh

Posted by: BiII Gates
The "internet explorer downloaded again" part makes it clear that you don't know much about computers either. Unless you're on Windows 95, it is literally impossible to remove IE after installing Windows. You can remove it during installation of Windows on 2000, XP, and Server 2003.


There are ways to terminate Internet Explorer ya know.

There is no way to completely remove IE from Windows.

  • 06.19.2012 4:35 PM PST

Second acct: RC Zerg Rushes

I have a mother that's utterly incompetent at using computers/cell phones. She can't even work yahoo mail correctly.

  • 06.19.2012 5:28 PM PST

"I hate airplanes."
-Francis

Not my parent, but my grandmother takes half an hour to write a fifteen word email.

  • 06.19.2012 5:30 PM PST

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