Everything You Need To Know About Computer Virus Protection

Everything You Need To Know About Computer Virus Protection

Among the primary things you have to think about to help maintain your computer in a healthy state is virus protection. Computer viruses are everywhere and are easily transferrable. Even the files that you transfer using different devices or portable hard drives can carry viruses that may or may not harm your computer. The only way to ensure your computer will be safe is to set up extreme and secure virus protection. What is a computer virus? Viruses are small digital programs with the ability to replicate on its own and transfer from one computer or device to another, even without a host. It can infect computer systems in various levels, the worst involving the loss of most, if not all of, your data. These computer viruses can be programmed to do various things on your computer hard drive. The most common virus effects include displaying of popup messages, destroying files and data, slow running system, and others. And these can all happen after opening or downloading an email attachment or website link – even if you know and trust the source. What could you do for virus protection? The first thing you should do for protection is invest on a suitable antivirus software application. There are various applications you can choose to install to your computer. You can also get free antivirus suites from various online network support companies. After you have decided which antivirus program to use, remember to periodically update and upgrade your program. It is also wise to regularly run your antivirus program to clean your computer and check if there are any viruses present...
Computer Repair Tips To Fix Problems With Internet Access

Computer Repair Tips To Fix Problems With Internet Access

One of the primary issues that require immediate computer repair is problems with Internet access. Since people have become increasingly dependent on the Internet, when their computer is experiencing internet connection problems, it is rendered almost useless. Fortunately, there are easy troubleshooting steps any individual can use to help resolve these problems. Here are some basic computer repair tips to help you access the Internet. 1. Activate Windows troubleshooter – If you are using Windows, it has a network troubleshooter, which when activated looks for the cause and will try to resolve the problem. If it fails to resolve the problem, it will offer suggestions on how you can manually solve the issue. 2. Check your modem – This step is often overlooked in this kind of situation. Before jumping to conclusions and assuming broken hardware or computer, check  to insure the modem is properly connected. 3. Remove third-party firewall programs – If you are using a firewall program aside from your computer’s built-in program, it is highly advised that you check to assure there is not a conflict with your built-in firewall program. If you think you can run your computer without the built in program, you should remove it to eliminate any problems it may cause, especially regarding Internet access. 4. Verify if your login information is compatible with your network’s configuration – Your log information must be compatible with your network’s configuration. This is usually set up by your Internet provider. But if your computer was recently reformatted, all information regarding internet connection may have been lost or replaced. It is a good idea to check...
How To Troubleshoot A Computer That Won’t Turn On

How To Troubleshoot A Computer That Won’t Turn On

Most computer failures or breakdowns can be easily fixed with a few key strokes. Usually, it takes just a few minutes for a technician to identify the problem, a few minutes to identify the problem, and a few more to restart the system. But, how do you get to this point if your unit won’t turn on? How will the problem be fixed if the problem is a start-up issue? Here are some basic tips in checking your non-compliment computer . Check your battery If you are using a laptop and it suddenly won’t turn on,  check your battery first. This is probably the most common cause of your problem as laptop batteries have their individual lifespan. If you are not aware of  your battery’s lifespan  – check with the manufacturer; it might be time to replace your battery. Make sure the unit is plugged in Although it is standard procedure to connect power first before turning it on, it is possible to overlook this important step and assume there is a problem. However, before jumping into dire conclusions and calling your technician, make sure your unit’s power source is connected. Don’t forget that it may have gotten unplugged without your knowledge due to any  number of reasons; playing children or  pets, vacuuming, etc. Have your motherboard checked If you’ve already checked the first two steps, then you can safely assume that the problem is not connected to the unit’s power supply. Should this be the case, the problem may well be in the motherboard. Have a computer technician check the motherboard. Keep in mind that this type of problem...
Is Your Computer Slowing You Down?

Is Your Computer Slowing You Down?

Tips For A Slow Computer Whether you use a computer for pleasure or for work, you still need for it to perform as fast as it can. If your computer is not living up to its potential and you are struggling with a slow computer, then you are wasting time and you need to take a look at how you can up the speed. We need to ask a few questions before we can discuss the underlying cause of a computer running slow. Questions To Ask Before Making Changes To A Slow Computer Has it been a slow computer from the day you plugged it in? Did your computer slow down suddenly or over time? Is your computer less efficient when you are on the web? Does this apply when you are on a wireless connection? How about when you play games? Do you notice that you have a slow computer when you are multi-tasking? Does your computer gain some speed after you re-start you computer? Things To Check On A Slow Computer If you can answer these questions regarding your slow computer then you can narrow down the problem and it becomes easier to fix the issue.  If you computer has been slow from the beginning, then there is a good possibility that you did not purchase enough processing speed.  This is why it is a good idea to access your needs before you purchase a new or used computer. If you find that your system is slowing down when playing games, you probably are in need of an upgraded graphics card and/or more memory.  However, if you...
Are You Taking Your Computer Security Seriously

Are You Taking Your Computer Security Seriously

Are You Taking Your Computer Security Seriously? Last week we celebrated the tenth anniversary of 9-11.  It seems that as time goes by we become more and more complacent.  An orange alert doesn’t mean much to us anymore.  This same complacency often applies to our computer security.  It isn’t until something happens that we wish we had taken the recommended precautions. Exactly what are we referring to when we talk about computer security?  The primary purpose of computer security is to protect your information and computer property from not only theft but also from natural disaster such as a power outage and from corruption.  At the same time, you still need for the information to remain accessible to you and others to whom you grant access.  In other words, you want to make sure that valuable or sensitive information is kept secure and safe and that the bad guys are kept out. With today’s technology, computer security is affordable and there is really no excuse for not taking the necessary precautions.  We have mentioned VIPRE in previous posts and their home license allows you to protect your home computer, laptop and iPad for one low annual fee. Here are 7 simple tips on computer security Make sure that you keep your anti-virus and firewall up to date.  There are over 70,000 new software applications being developed every day and many of these are malicious invaders that are just waiting to attack your computer.  Check with your local computer dealer on how to ensure that your spyware is current. Don’t forget to install your patches.  When you start your computer,...