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SWI True or False Quiz June 28, 2009

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Poll: Answers next week (8 member(s) have cast votes)

1. If a file is badly fragmented, Windows has to search all over the hard drive to find it.

  1. True (6 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

  2. False (2 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

2. S.M.A.R.T. can detect malware on your hard drive.

  1. True (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. False (8 votes [100.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

3. Most defragmenters use the same defragmenting engine.

  1. True (3 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. False (5 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

4. If a defragmenter has a visual presentation, defragmenting should result in just two solid bars, one of used space and one of free space.

  1. True (2 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. False (6 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

5. Most hard drives can operate properly on mountaintops as high as 15,000 feet.

  1. True (2 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. False (6 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%


#1 cnm


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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:26 PM

Only registered members can vote. Votes are anonymous. Detailed answers will be posted next week along with a new True or False Quiz.

Answers to last week's quiz

1. It's a very good idea to keep the old Java versions on your computer.

False. 6% got this wrong. Old versions contain vulnerabilities. Normally they won't be running, but theoretically malware could cause one to run instead of the patched update. So once you have the new version installed and running satisfactorily, remove all the old ones via Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs.

2. It is a best to run ComboFix only if you are getting help from a trained person.

True. 6% got this wrong. ComboFix is a very powerful tool and hence potentially very destructive.

3. You should defragment your hard disk at least once a week

False. 41% said True. I'll call everyone right - but there are few circumstances in which defragmenting actually makes much difference. The hard drive is one of the slowest component of your PC, so you would think anything that speeds up disk access would be good. The thing is, though, that defragmenting doesn't often speed up your PC. If you frequently load lots of files and not always the same ones - say for a photo album or for Worlds of Warcraft - then you might notice some improvement in speed for that operation. For other scenarios extensive buffering by the hard drive itself and by Windows blurs any effect of defragmenting. In any case, for most people defragging about once a month is plenty.

4. There are lots of sites that legally allow free downloads of copyrighted music.

False. Everyone got this right.

5. All SpywareInfo Forum staff members are volunteers.

True. Everyone got this right. This quiz was too easy!

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