Do It Yourself Virus Protection The Easy Way

Do It Yourself Virus Protection The Easy Way

One of the most important things you have to primarily establish after purchasing your new computer is virus protection. If there is one thing that could destroy a computer in the blink of an eye, it is the virus. Different viruses are created and released throughout the Internet every day. They can easily be transferred through emails, clicking ads, or even using portable disc drives. To ensure your computer is safe from any type of virus attack, you have to set up a highly secure protection. And for this, you don’t need to hire a professional or purchase the most expensive software. All you need is a highly reliable antivirus software for your computer’s optimum virus protection. Before you buy the first antivirus software that will appear on your search results, you will have to stop and take the time to look at your computer’s needs. The first thing to keep in mind is that the antivirus program you will install on your computer should be compatible and well-suited to the needs of your computer. There are lots of available antivirus programs that could be purchased and downloaded online. A whole lot of them are offered for free. While these free programs work similarly and respond in the same way with the paid versions, it is best to study them closely first and determine whether or not they will provide you with the services that you need. Also, remember that some virus can be acquired by downloading content from the Internet. If you will be downloading free virus protection programs, be sure you are downloading from a trusted source...
Computer Help: Factors That Prevent Your Computer From Playing Videos

Computer Help: Factors That Prevent Your Computer From Playing Videos

One of the many reasons why we call professional computer help is when it fails to play videos. Your computer does this in a number of ways using various software, programs, and applications. Generally, your computer uses different programs to play videos from the Internet, videos from an external source – from a portable storage device, external hard drive, etc. – and from its disc drive. This is why you may have to consider and evaluate several factors to determine why your computer fails to play videos. So that you won’t instantly call in professional computer help, here are some factors that you could easily evaluate to determine why your computer fails to play videos: Player updates–Just like any other programs and software nowadays, your video player also needs regular updates. These updates are necessary for the proper launching and efficient functioning of the program. Failure to regularly update your video player may possibly result to difficulties in playing videos. Missing Plugins–Some videos function using plugins. These are programs that allow external information to be displayed or run on a website. So if you are missing necessary plugin, you won’t be able to properly play videos on your website. Wrong codec – The video player your computer uses to play videos from a website requires a compatible codec to be able to read the video and display pictures on the screen. If your video player cannot read the video language, it won’t be able to play the video. To remediate this, you may have to download another video player with the compatible codec. Memory level – Your computer needs...
How To Work Effectively With Your Computer Repair Technician

How To Work Effectively With Your Computer Repair Technician

Among the many problems from customers that I encounter on a daily basis is about their computers being wiped clean of all their files after being fixed. Most of these customers have even sent their laptops and computers to highly recommended computer repair technicians, but still no longer have their files and documents. Their primary concern is the way they were treated by a computer repair company that is widely known and respected. And they all basically wanted to know whether they could have prevented this from happening or not. It is possible to prevent this kind of scenario. However, to do this, computer owners should be able to learn how to work effectively with their repair technicians. And this will all start in building trust. Build Trust With Your Computer Repair Technician Despite the continuous technological advancements, computer repairs remain inevitable. Every individual who owns a computer will need a repair technician more than once at some point in their lives. This is why it’s important for computer owners to find a technician who they trust and can work with for a long period of time. Trusting someone you work with is important to ensure smooth work flow and successful outcomes, but it’s not that easy to build. In the marketing industry, trust is an essential part of their operations. And to build trust, they follow a formula: Know-Like-Trust factor. Before you could be able to trust anyone for the repair of your computer, you need to know who they are and like what they do. When you’ve established trust, you can freely send your computer in for...
Learning More About Windows 8

Learning More About Windows 8

Windows has taken two years to what they believe to be the perfect this ultimate progress in operating systems, Windows 8. Considering today’s generation is becoming more dependent on computers for most of their professional and corporate responsibilities, Windows 8 is specifically designed to satisfy the needs of individuals in various industries, focused more on making their lives and jobs easier. If you’re thinking whether you’ll need to upgrade to Windows 8, here are some basic information to help you decide. Bringing New and Improved Features New Interface Windows 8 is giving you a new look replacing the start menu with tiles and colorful boxes to provide you with a quick overview of all the apps you could use. This shortens the time it takes for anyone to look for the right app to use and to search for that important file or document. Taking into consideration the more fast-paced life of people today, Windows 8 makes it easier for anyone to switch computers and tablets ensuring you’ll see the same tiles and settings from your main computer to all the computers and tables you use. Plus, all tiles are updated automatically in real-time to ensure you won’t miss any important event or meeting. It is specifically designed to support a variety of monitors allowing its user to adjust all monitor settings from the main computer. So, you have full control of what you’ll see – including display settings, backgrounds, and slide shows – in every computer or tablet screen. Giving a Unified Experience Its new sleek design is not only a far cry from the traditional in terms...
The PC vs. Mac Debate, Part Two

The PC vs. Mac Debate, Part Two

In part one of our discussion about the world of PC vs. Mac computers, we left off at the cost of the two and how they compare for what you get. In part two, we will continue our discussion on several other areas to compare notes. Selection. First of all, if you are looking at Windows PC’s, the sheer selection can be overwhelming. They come in every possible size, from computers that fit easily in your palm, all the way to extra large desktop screens. You can get touchscreens that have the ability to play high-def movies, Blue-Ray, and tuners that allow you to view TV with satellite or cable. Oh—and let’s not forget that you can get your PC personalized in any color you want and very resistant to damage. Apple makes the Mac computer in 9 general variations: The MacBook is the basic laptop, the MacBook Pro comes with even more advanced software and you can get it with 13”, 15”, and 17” screens. And lastly, the Mac Pro power desktop is a fantastic model for any office. Since Mac’s advanced software and technology requires that you buy only Mac products, you will not get the touchscreen, Blu-Ray and TV capabilities that are more common in the windows world. If you buy a Mac, you will also be buying their ideas on what is important to have. However, their interface is very user friendly and has about anything you would want, especially in the world of pictures, music and media. It has always been known to be superior in these areas. Operating Systems. Mac’s incredibly powerful OS...
The PC vs. Mac Debate – Part 1

The PC vs. Mac Debate – Part 1

If you’re in need of some free entertainment, then just start a good debate. And I don’t mean about religion or politics. No, I’m talking about a good old debate between computer nerds about whether or not the world should be a PC world or a Mac world. The conversation that will ensue can be boring tech talk or entertaining and passionate defenders of principle, depending on who you’re talking with. I mean, come on—this is computers we’re talking about here, not strategies for world peace! Yet each camp holds to their version of the best choice, placing the general population into two categories: PC users, who own over-sized plastic pieces of junk and are unaware of the finer things in computer life, and then the Mac users, who are generally looked upon as computer snobs who belong to a secret society where only a select few can actually learn to operate the system. The good news? Neither one is really true! In this two-part article, we’ll attempt to give you some plain English, easy pros and cons that will break down the confusion over the great computer debate. Or, you may just wish to stay blissfully unaware, in which case you may now return to your normal lives. I have owned a PC and a MacBook Pro and they are both great machines—for different reasons. Although the great Mac vs. PC debate has been going on for more than 25 years, I will examine it as it stands today in 2012. Cost. First of all, in the computer world, it really does tend to be true that you...