Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 5 Ways To Keep Your Computer Running Great

1- Run a well known paid Antivirus solution. A good Antivirus solution will protect you on the net most free solutions will only let you clean up the mess sometimes missing rogue software and trojans.One of the best paid solutions is from an American company sunbelt software's Vipre.

2- Keep your computer up to date by either setting automatic updates in windows or checking their site every few days for updates.

3-Defragment your hard drive at least every other day using a good defragmenter like Defragler.

4- keep your programs up to date and secure,Secunia's PSI will help with this by scanning your software for updates.

5- Clean up your registry once a week one good tool for this is Ccleaner by piriform.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

PC Tips and Holidays

To save some gas and money too! order online a thing or two, you won't have any crowds of people to fight for your spot at the checkout light. There are many fine stores to buy your stuff, A paypal account makes shopping secure, so hop online and save time, money and frustration for sure. Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What Kind Of PC Memory Do I need?

Computer memory depends on the type of memory slots in the motherboard and the memory form factor.
The easy method to determine what memory your computer takes, is to find out your computers motherboard manufacturer.
If you do not have your motherboard manual there are two ways to find what memory you have, the first is to install a free hardware system info tool a good one is cpu-z Download and install cpu-z after install look under motherboard and then memory this will list the memory you have installed and how many slots.
The full info like how much memory per slot your motherboard main site will be listed there thats why we looked under the motherboard listing in cpu-z first.
The second way to find your motherboard info is by opening the left panel when facing your computer from the front, then look in the center area for the name and model usually below the name then go to their website and type your model number into the search box or find it under the support tab.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Save Money Time and The Environment

One of the largest sources of waste in the world is disposable batteries.
Disposable batteries have only one advantage over rechargeable and that is they are cheaper or are they? Some rechargeable batteries can be recharged hundreds of times before they are used up so if you divide how much its cost is divided by how many charges you will see that disposables cost more.
So buying rechargeable batteries can save you money.
Rechargeable batteries can also save you time by not needing to go to the store when your batteries are dead.Rechargeable batteries can help the environment because they are recyclable. Rechargeable batteries make great Christmas presents, plus they can save you money, Time and help the environment.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

How Some Rogue Software gets on your PC

Some rogue software, ones that pretend to be a security or ant virus solution, work their way into your computer by pretending to be a codec that is needed to play a video on some video sites.

Sometimes, they the rogue programs will say you need a flash update or a codec this is how they infect your pc using a trojan that pretends to be one thing and then installs
the rogue program like, LivePc Care or IGuard Pc these are just two of hundreds of rogue programs. Some good resources for the new rogue lists are 1- Bleepingcomputer 2- Spywarewarrior 3- MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Flash Player from adobe is one of the most common real players for video. Secunia is is a security company that gives away PSI a software program named Personal Software Inspector after installing it will scan your programs for updates and you just click on the link to the right of the results to download and update the program such as java or flash and many others.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Keep Your Applications Secure

To help keep your computer secure,there are many things we can do.
The most routine program we run to keep our PC system secure, is to run Microsoft updates service. What about help keeping our major applications updated? Well the
answer to that is there is a company called Secunia they keep up with patches for programs like java and quicktime and even acrobat reader.
The company Secunia has free software for personal use, called PSI Personal Software Inspector this will help all computer users, because it does a scan much like an antivirus then gives a link to the right of the program if there is a patch, then just click the link and it will download the patch dor you and allow you to update it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

One Way to Kill a Rogue Anti-virus

There are many Rogue Anti virus and Anti-Spyware programs that pretend to offer you a scan and fix your problems except if you click on any of their buttons they start an install of their program which offers no real protection or cleanup.

These Rogue programs can be very difficult to remove and what makes it worse is that most anti virus software does not stop them. One thing to do is when you see a small menu pop up that's some so called security program or anti virus you never have heard of before,hold down the the control key on your keyboard while holding this key down
press the alt key while not releasing the other two then click on the delete key,this will bring up windows task manager on most windows systems then click on applications
button and then you will see security Firefox or some strange anti virus name then click with the left mouse button end task this should close out the rogue program.

Malwarebytes Antimalware is one of if not the best tool for removing such rogue programs.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Secret Way to Kill a Cmos Virus

Sometimes a virus will find its way deep into our PC system that it boots past our normal bios setup screen when this happens your cmos is infected to some degree.
Other ways to see the infection is time is off but this can be caused by a low cmos battery a button battery of size CR2032 which can be replaced easily.
WHEN THE CMOS IS INFECTED take the computer side off to access your system by removing the two screws usually on the back of the left PC panel facing it from the front, then locate the cmos battery
below the battery will be a jumper check your manual or the mainboards website for the details on your normal pin location and the clear, it is usually move to pins 2 and 3 for clear and 1 and 2 for normal.When clearing lift the small jumper pin straight up and over to the 2 and 3 position leave it there for a few minutes, then place it back to the normal position.
When you start your computer enter your bios setup by pushing the proper button sometimes its delete key or f1 check your manual. Then be sure to reset your date and time and check for a setting that sets all to defaults or for best configuration and press enter to save and reboot.