Jun 27, 2010

Early Detection Can Prevent Major PC Damage

Just like in the medical profession, all PC problems that are detected early will be sure to save time, money and major frustration issues.

Viruses and Early Detection

The first viruses were written for nothing more than pranks. Today, viruses are meant to cause major damage to the Operating System, your personal data, and to even steal your identity.  This makes it imperative to do early detection of viruses in order to minimize the extent of the damage and/or theft of identity factors.

A virus will download on to your computer without your authorization.  This virus can be Malware, Spyware, a Trojan, or many other types of malicious and unwanted software.  Since you did not authorize it to download, your probably don’t even know it is there, until it starts rearing its ugly head.  This would be in the form of pop ups, error messages, alerts, missing files, crashing, and freezing.

It is a rather easy process to detect viruses on your computer.  Most software programs on the market today have free scans that can actually detect the viruses you have on your computer.  If the scan detects a virus, I will decide whether to delete it with a repair key or not.  Don’t forget to fix the damage that was done to other files on the operating system, and not just delete the virus itself.

Any other favorite viruses scan software out there?  Please post a comment with the name so we can all benefit.

Stability and Early Detection

When you first get your computer, everything runs nice and smooth.  As you work and play on your computer, you begin to move things around, download different programs, quite an update in the middle, “Undo” programs, and maybe even deleted files you think are unnecessary.  On a Windows Operating System, this creates stability problems that you see as crashing and freezing.

Windows was originally created as a file sharing system. The shared library concept allows your Windows operating system to cooperate with other programs, share resources and allowing the same library to be used by multiple programs at the same time.  This makes your system very functional when all the pieces are in the right place.  Start changing the locations, and the system stops responding properly.

In order to find unstable programs, you can also run a free scan.  Just make sure that the scan will detect application errors, and not just registry errors.  For instance, you should find out exactly which programs are causing the problems, and how often they crash.  Also useful would be a chart for crash history which details the frequency and severity of the crashes.  The more crashes, the severe your stability issues.  The more severe your stability issues, the more likely you are to lose data and your entire operating system if left untreated.  The sooner you detect and fix stability issues, the less likely you are to lose information on your computer (this includes photos, music, documents, games, passwords, favorites, and more).

Any other recommended scans for stability issues?  Please post them in comments.

It is all in the early detection of viruses and stability issues.  Once you know what’s there, you will know what to do with it.  So do some early detection, and avoid major PC damage in the future.

1 Comment

  • hello,
    thanks for sharing.

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