Tips for PC Health

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Tips and Tricks | 1 comment

Keep Windows and Software up-to-date: Computer programs are continually improved based on customer feedback and regular product testing. As problems are resolved, you should benefit from those improvements. By keeps your Windows and other software up-to-date. Run antivirus software and a spyware detection and removal tool: If your computer seems sluggish or if you begin to see lots of pop-up advertisements, even when you’re not surfing the web, your computer may be infected with spyware, adware, or other unwanted software. To combat spyware, you should install antivirus software from a reputable vendor, such as Microsoft, AVG, Norton, or Avast to scan and remove virus. Keep your antivirus software up to date. Free up disk space: The Disk Cleanup tool helps you to free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files. Use Disk Cleanup to: § Remove temporary Internet files. § Delete downloaded program files, such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets. § Empty the Recycle Bin. § Remove Windows temporary files, such as error reports. § Delete optional Windows components that you don’t use. § Delete installed programs that you no longer use. § Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore. Tip: Typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of space because the browser caches each page you visit for faster access later. Speed up access to data: Running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter on a regular basis is a proven way to help keep your computer running quickly and efficiently. Detect and repair disk errors:In addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss. Preventing Overheating: Most of PC’s motherboard failures are related to overheating issue. Especially laptops trend to be slimmer and everything built-in on board, but the fan and the heat sink are not working good when dust got stuck from the inside that preventing the air ways to cool down CPU, Video components. Clean your Fan more often....

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5 Basic Tips for a New Window PC

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

You buy a brand new PC for yourself and you can’t wait to use it right away, but wait, there’s some basic thing you should do for your PC with the following steps: 1) Make sure you update your PC up-to-date (windows, software, adobe reader, flash player, java…etc, for security reason…) 2) Your new PC normal will come with a lot of trial software, if your don’t want to use them, get rid of them, for speeding it up. 3) Decide what anti-virus software to protect your PC. If you don’t want to try out the 6 months free anti-virus pre-installed then uninstall it and put on your own guard- For virus protection. 4) Now, you are free to install whatever software that you have on your new PC and update your software from your software vender if available. Note: make sure to check the capability of your software with the current OS on your PC before you install it. 5)Think about your important data backup, remember your PC manufacture will cover for your new PC’s hardware issues only and your Hard Drive will die for a ton of reasons. There are couple method backup solution such as: online backup(you need to pay for the service and normally it is slow to process your data), local backup(Network backup or external Hard Drive backup, these task is faster). Remember backup means there are always 2 copied of 1 file to keep and store on 2 different Hard disks. Now you can enjoy your new PC with speed, and...

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Best Free Antivirus Software

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Virus and Security | 0 comments

If your PC doesn’t have any antivirus program and your budget doesn’t include any money for antivirus protection, you’ve got plenty of good choices for free antivirus. Norton Security Suite: Powered by Norton 360™ Technology. XFINITY® Internet Comcastcustomers can now get the #1 ranked Norton™ Security Suite ($160 value) at no additional charge. It’s superior online protection that won’t slow you down*. AVG Antivirus Free 2013: Detects and stops viruses, threats and malware. Great, easy-to-use protection everyone needs. Avast Free Antivirus: Protect your PC against the latest viruses and spyware. Avira Free Antivirus 2013: Detect and eliminate viruses, get free protection for home users. ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall: Protect your PC from various malicious threats with antivirus and firewall. PC Tools Antivirus Free: Detect and clean thousands of threats. Microsoft Security Essentials: Protect your computer with Microsoft’s latest security software. Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition: Protect your PC against viruses, spyware, rootkits, and trojans. Comodo Internet Security: Provide firewall and antivirus protection for PCs. Kingsoft Antivirus: Protect your computer with antivirus powered by cloud security system....

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FBI Moneypak Virus

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Virus and Security | 1 comment

A New Version of FBI Moneypak Virus/ Malware – To unlock the computer, you must pay the fine through MoneyPak of $200. Your PC  has infected the The Reveton virus, used by hackers in conjunction with Citadel malware—a software delivery platform that can disseminate various kinds of computer viruses. It usually locks up your screen and you cannot do anything much. Do not pay any money or provide any personal information. Contact a computer professional to remove Reveton and Citadel from your computer.Be aware that even if you are able to unfreeze your computer on your own, the malware may still operate in the background. Certain types of malware have been known to capture personal information such as user names, passwords, and credit card numbers through embedded keystroke logging programs. Lappy Fix,...

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