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...