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How To Uninstall 360 Total Security On Windows

360 Total Security Version 10

While 360 Total Security is one of our favorite antivirus programs, we understand that not everyone feels the same. However, from experience, many of us know how tricky some antivirus programs can be to uninstall. However, we have written a very simple guide on how to uninstall 360 total security. The good news is that there is no third-party program needed and it can be uninstalled fairly easily!

Step 1: Choose your uninstaller

If you are someone who has their own favorite uninstaller such as IObit Uninstaller or Revo Uninstaller you will need to go ahead and open up those. For those of you using the default, Windows Uninstaller go to the start menu and search for Add or Remove Programs.

Step 2: Beginning The Uninstall

After you have opened your uninstaller of choice scroll down until you find 360 Total Security it should be one of the first options in your list. Afterward, click on the program and select uninstall.

Step 3: Prompts

If you are prompted go ahead and click continue for the program to uninstall. After clicking it another popup should appear asking if you want to remove 360 Total Security click yes and after a little wait it should notify you that the uninstallation was complete.

Step 4: Restart

After the program was uninstalled, if it has prompted you to restart the computer please go ahead and do so, if it has not done so, then please go ahead and restart the computer for the rest of the program’s services to be removed.

Step 5: Final Cleanup

For those who are wanting to get rid of any remnants make sure to access your file manager and proceed to the C: Drive and go to the Program Files (x86) folder.

Path: C:\Program Files (x86) (this would be the default location if you didn’t install it in another drive.

If there is a 360 folder remaining go ahead and delete it.

Step 6: Bonus Cleanup

If you want to remove the local app data for the program open up the Windows Run window (Windows Key + R) then type in the little box and hit %appdata% this will open up a new folder in your file manager in a brand new window.

To remove any possible remnants, delete the following folders.

  • 360DrvMgr
  • 360safe
  • 360TotalSecurity

Additionally, if you want to check additional folders up while in the above appdata folder and select the locallow folder.

If the following folder still exists delete it.

  • 360WD

Finally, the bulk of the 360 Total Security remnants should be removed. If you find yourself having trouble removing the files feel free to ask me any questions below and I will try to assist you.

Cyberpunk 2077: Will Have First Person Gameplay

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 has already started marketing their game this year. Various trailers and advertisements appear to be already promoting the game. CD Projekt RED the producers of the Witcher game series is the team behind Cyberpunk 2077.

There is currently one trailer that has been released for the game and that was released at the time of this announcement. We are currently only getting tidbits of information about this new and potentially large game.

Cyberpunk 2077 is an extension of the original tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020 (this can be compared to Warhammer in a similar fashion) this game is focused 57 years after the Cyberpunk 2020 game.

The general concept is that there is a virus afflicting artificial humans. The result is that those who are infected with the virus begin slaughtering all of those who are not infected (sounds familiar to any zombie game ever).

Game Pressure has revealed that Cyberpunk will feature the first person perspective, instead of the usual third-person perspective of the CD Projekt RED games. The developers have also confirmed that part of the game will also take place on the moon.

No information has been released as to when we can expect the next trailer however, reports suggest that we might see one at E3 this year which is about a month and a half away. CD Projekt RED is also expected to give some information regarding the game and potentially information regarding its release date.

United States Bans ZTE For Seven Years

ZTE Banned

The United States government has made a decision to ban the Chinese company ZTE for seven years. ZTE has been restricted from purchasing American-made chips and components.

The decision was decided by the United States Department of Commerce due to violations of an agreement over the sale of products. ZTE had illegally shipped products to companies such as Iran and North Korea.

“These are essential parts that aren’t easily replaced. ” – Joel Ying, a Nomura analyst.

ZTE Corporation is a Chinese based company that was founded back in 1985. ZTE is widely known for cheap and powerful smartphones, tablets and other smart devices.

“At least for the next five to ten years, ZTE can’t exist without American companies.”

In China, ZTE is the second largest smartphone manufacturer (after Huawei). In 2017, ZTE ended up paying an $890 million fine to the United States.

This new seven-year ban will have a strong adverse effect on the company.

“This will be devastating to the company, given their reliance on US products and software. It’s certainly going to make it very difficult for them to produce and will have a potentially significant short and long-term negative impact on the company. This is going to tank their stock.” – Douglas Jacobson an exports control lawyer, manages and represents suppliers to ZTE

Earlier this year mobile carriers such as Verizon were also prevented from carrying Huawei phones. The United States government has been coming down very hard on Chinese companies from entering the market likely to protect our own current national technology companies.

Companies such as Huawei have shown that they can offer a really powerful phone at often times lower price points than phones that are available in the United States. However, with what feels like the country building up a wall to protect our own companies, I wonder what this will do on the international scale.

TSMC Expecting Revenue Boost Due To Popularity Of Bitcoin


Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have become topics for daily discussion for both good and bad reasons. Many see the value in the technology while some argue it can replace traditional currency. Other’s think that cryptocurrencies are nothing more than a scam.

TSMC the company that has been making chipsets for Apple’s iPhones for over a decade now. The company has suffered from a decrease in revenue due to the dwindling shipment of Apple’s latest iPhone. However, the company is experiencing an increase in revenue from other partners largely due to the increased interest in mining of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Additionally with the increased competition that Apple faces from companies like Oppo, Xiamoi, and more TSMC is profiting off the increased competition as more phones are being produced.

Apple currently only contributes 5% to the companies overall revenue but revenue from cryptocurrency related sales account for nearly 10% of the companies revenue.

However, as the company is aware that crypto interest is very fluid and the increased revenue is likely only temporary and therefore the company is relying on more partnerships and funding by companies such as Nvidia as more long-term revenue.

Additionally, cryptocurrencies are highly fluid and are being faced with legal challenges by countries such as China and South Korea both who are looking to regulate the currencies harshly.

Benjamin Chiang, an analyst at KGI Securities expressed his apprehension last week by saying,

Although some investors are bullish that Bitcoin-related chipset demand could offset soft smart-phone demand in 2018, we question whether Bitcoin demand will be sustainable.

However, to put things in a positive light, Sebastian How, an analyst with CL Securities Taiwan Co., has said,

If mining demand vanishes tomorrow, it shouldn’t affect the investment outlook. But if it turns out to be strong, the company will rake it in.

Scientists Design Electron-Positron Plasma To Study Black Holes


Recently researched created a type of plasma that was dubbed an electron-positron plasma the beams of which create strong and durable magnetic fields. Plasma is essentially just an ionized gas and is also the fourth state of matter (after liquid, solid, and gas).

This beam of plasma was made by using the Gemini laser at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom along with a special setup. The powerful laser pulse was passed through a chamber which was filled with helium, which created a beam of electrons. A target was set up that was planned to be struck by the electrons created by the electron-positron beam.

Researcher Gianluca Sarri from Queens University, Belfast, has explained that their observation for the first time, showed some important phenomena that play a crucial role in the generation of gamma-ray bursts and “the self-generation of magnetic fields that lasted a long time.” Some long-standing theoretical predictions have been able to be confirmed regarding the “strength and distribution of these fields.”

Although the team admitted this concept was not new they have been able to measure the long-lasting magnetic fields and EPB’s behavior this time by passing it through a background plasma.

“Our study helps towards understanding black hole and pulsar emissions, so that, whenever we detect anything similar, we know that it is not coming from an alien civilization.”

What are your thoughts on the experiment? Do you see the value in this type of research or does it sound like jargon to you?

WhatsApp Works To Prevent Spam Forwarding


WhatsApp is working on a brand new feature that will work to protect users from getting spam messages. In the next update, 2.17.430 as reported by WABetaInfo confirms that the feature is still in beta and has not launched yet. This new feature is being developed for both Android and IOS.

Spammers have recently swarmed platforms like WhatsApp to spread spam messages. The spammers have used the platform to spread advertisements, fake news posts, and much more foul content to millions of users. They manage to do this by forwarding it to other contacts who then forward it to contacts in their messages. An example of the commonly circulated fake message says that – you need to start paying a subscription fee to the app in order to continue using WhatsApp unless you forward this message to many of your contacts.

According to WABetaInfo, the app will start showing alerts when a message has been forwarded over 25 times. The warning will appear at the top of your chat window to make it easier to identify potential spam messages to ignore and delete them easily.

The warning will also ask users to be cautious of messages that include very noticeable grammatical and spelling mistakes, messages asking others to forward the message to other contacts and especially messages asking for personal information.

In addition, the WhatsApp team also advised that users utilize the “broadcast list feature” to send messages to several contacts rather than by forwarding it. This way only contacts that have your phone number will be able to receive the messages.

In another recent app release, it was found that Android users had an “obsolete error’ version the messaging service had confirmed to fix the error as its occurrence was out of its control.

What are your thoughts on this move by whats app is it a step in the right direction or is it too little too late?

Honor Rolled Back Android 8.0 Oreo Update With EMUI 8.0


Last month, George Zhao the CEO of Honor made headlines by announcing that the company will be releasing Android 8.0 Oreo for its versions of Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro. But, a user of the Honor 8 questioned the company regarding the arrival of Android 8.0 Oreo only to be told that the company won’t be releasing its Oreo Update.

As per Honor India, due to “hardware and software limitations, Honor 8 will be unable to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update.”

The company has not yet given an official statement so while it remains in the world of possibility as this could be some misinformation from a social media manager and not be technically true. However, there is yet to be an official stance from the company regarding this update on whether or not we can expect it to come.

Back in December of 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0 was made available for the Huawei versions Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, and the Oreo EMUI 8.O update was also enabled to the Honor versions 9 and Honor V9 Pro.

The update is slated to be available for the Honor 8 Pro, Lite and 7x. However, Zhao also stated last month that “some other Honor smartphones” will be worked on to support Android Oreo but no other model names were given in the statement. Reports have also claimed that the firm will launch its Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 6.0 in October of this year and that over a dozen different handsets will get to test it.

If floating news by unverified social representatives are to be believed, some of the Huawei devices that are expected to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update are: Honor 8, P10 Plus, P10, P9, P9 Plus, P9 Lite, Honor Magic, Mate 8, Honor 8 Pro, Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro max, Honor 6P, Honor V8, and so on. But without any official confirmation, one cannot be sure of the validity of the information. For all the Honor enthusiasts out there, what’s to be done at best is to wait and watch.

Snapchat Facing Backlash Due To New User Interface

snapchat update

The new Snapchat app comes with not only new features but also a redesigned user interface. The update was meant to grab users attention and to keep them on the app longer in hopes the app can evolve to be more like Facebook.

However, users are now pleading that the company reverses the changes, as users are complaining that they are struggling to find and use their favorite features in the app including Stories.

For our readers, we would like to point out that the feature has now been moved to the Friends Page along with usual Snaps and messages.

Snapchat even released a statement saying that they were ready for the outcry from users due to this update below is the comment from Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat.

There is a strong likelihood that the redesign of our application will be disruptive to our business in the short term, and we don’t yet know how the behavior of our community will change when they begin to use our updated application. – Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO

Last Year the company did promise its users that it was going to redesign the app and that time has finally come. However, the release is being met with much confusion and outcry particularly on other forms of social media.

So far it seems the largest concern with the redesign is that the old stories page users could swipe left on the camera screen to access them. However, now oddly the app now requires you to swipe right on the camera section and stories have been renamed to “Dynamic Friends page” which sounds something more like a programmer named because they forgot the feature name than an actual designers choice.

Snapchat is aware of the complaints as the company spokesperson commented:

“Updates as big as this one can take a little getting used to, but we hope the community will enjoy it once they settle in.”

The alterations made by Snapchat helps them to progress in business and make money. The company also reveals its strong fourth quarter financial result. It might take a little time for the users to get used to this Friends page but we hope the results are worth it.

HTC Teases 4K Vive VR Headset Before CES 2018

4k Vive VR headset

HTC has come up with a teaser for its new 4K Vive VR headset ahead of its official announcement at CES 2018. The company released the teaser on its official Twitter account and the company is expected to showcase the new headset come CES 2018. The headset is expected to support 4K visuals with its 2 x1080x1200 resolution displays.

While a 4K version of the HTC Vive has been in the news and talked about for quite a long time. Previously the company was expected to make this announcement last year during CES 2017, but it was shelved and it was killed off before the show began. Back then the Vive has released 8 months ago, and HTC wanted to build out the ecosystem before going into the technical aspect and improvements.

The company is expected to have a price tag at $599 which comes in at about $200 less than the previous version of the Vive including having the same kit of a couple of controllers, a couple of base stations, and other accessories!

But just not so fast for the happy faces of the VR fans, you need the hardware list in the below image, to enjoy the 4K visuals the model is to offer. The current one only needs a PC that provides support for ‘two screens with 1,080 x 1,200 resolutions each running at 90Hz.’

In accordance with the list, you don’t need updated processors. Any modern laptop or desktop will fulfill the memory requirement. The company has done very well on its promise to grow the ecosystem and part of this is by keeping the barrier of entry as low as possible including cost. Most people are not willing to drop several thousand dollars just to experience VR gaming or TV. While it is interesting most consumers don’t see the value but HTC has taken the helm by keeping the cost to enter the VR market so low that nearly anyone can enter who wants too and that is the key.

HP Launches Next-Gen Chromebox G2 With Kaby Lake Chipset


With CES 2018 right around the corner, HP has released its announcement that includes a next-gen Chromebox and two new Chromebooks for its lineup.

The brand new Chromebox is coming with a 7th-gen Kaby Lake Chipset and an 8th-gen Kaby Lake refresh which together provides greater performance over the original processor. The box comes powered by Chrome OS hand has two memory slots along with 16GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM. It provides an internal storage of 32GB that can be expanded up to 64GB.

The HP Chromebox G2 further offers a 65W/90W external power adapter. It is embraced with a mini form-factor, weighing 1.48lb or 0.67kg, and bears the lightest fitting configuration.

This is a very nice and well built Chrome OS device with the latest Intel chipsets. This device is expected to set the bar higher than previous Chrome OS devices but still keep the price point reasonable. HP seems to have done well on improving performance while not changing the base model too much from the previous version, in addition, we can expect the price point to also be reasonable.

HP said that the new Chromebox will not be officially exhibited in the CES next week. Although the attendants may still get a peek at the device in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

As for the new Chromebook, it is expected to launch in early April but there is no current price to be announced. Additionally, if we receive any further information from HP we will update our story! What are your thoughts on the latest Chromebox?

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