Why Does Your Computer Run Slow?

Why Does Your Computer Run Slow?

A computer that is not running up to speed can be a cause for alarm. But,  before you jump to conclusions you may want to try some basic troubleshooting. It would be better to identify the cause of the problem before you consider a professional repair call. Listed below are the most common causes for  a slow running computer. Your unit is overloaded with multiple programs The more programs that your laptop is running at the same time, the slower it performs over time. Keep in mind that running programs take up space and memory; thereby, preventing it from running up to speed. Make sure that there are no unwanted programs running other than the ones you are   currently using. Adware and spyware These programs are built for spying on  everything you are doing with your pc. The programs launch at start-up and continue running without your knowledge. They can significantly slow down its running time and put your documents and files at risk of being stolen or copied. Consult with a professional technician to ensure your pc doesn’t have any adware or spyware. Limited memory A unit’s memory plays a key role in ensuring efficient and smooth running time and operations. If your computer has limited memory, you may want to consider upgrading with additional memory to insure it will  run at optimum speed. Virus presence If the unit still runs at a relatively slow speed after checking all the above causes and considering basic precautions to remedy them, it may have a virus.   If this is the cases, it’s best to take it to a professional technician...
Monitoring Cyber Security Threats Part 1

Monitoring Cyber Security Threats Part 1

This month is Cyber Security Month and all of us at PcRx want to make sure that you stay safe. No matter what your business may be, it is imperative for you to see to it that your company’s network is safe from internet security threats. You don’t have to be an expert to do this and you need to make sure your company stays protected from these cyber threats at all cost. The basic knowledge of the main threats in the internet space will in itself enable you to implement safety measures and procedures to minimize the risks of having to deal with major problems pertaining to them. The major internet threats that can harm just about any business or company today are aplenty: Spyware and Viruses These threats could get in your computer by various means particularly through email, clicking links that contain malicious files and documents and especially through downloads. What Can Viruses Do? Mainly, viruses can do a lot of harmful things to your system and to your company in general. Through it, your company information, employee records and other pertinent computer documents can be stolen by the hackers who implemented these viruses.Even worse, your entire system can be locked down by a virus. That’s how bad it can get when you don’t stay vigilant to these kinds of threats. What Can Spyware do? A spyware is a tool that allows internet hackers to spy on another person or network’s internet activities. It can allow them to log in to the computer of another person remotely without the knowledge of that person. Through it, hackers...
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...