Browsing articles tagged with " Anti-Virus Software"
May 31, 2019
Matthew.England

The Best Ransomware Protection for 2019

Have you heard about a ransomware attack?

Or experience getting a pop-up on your computer screen that someone has access to your computer or to your personal files and demands you to pay for a certain amount to get your access back?

 

When a ransomware attack turns your most important files into encrypted gibberish, and paying to get those files back is your only option, you’re in big trouble. Choose the best ransomware protection for your PC to prevent those attacks from ever happening.

 

Jan 26, 2011
Valerie Hayworth

Why You Don’t Need to Regularly Reinstall Windows

One of the most persistent myths about Windows is that you need to reinstall the operating system regularly to keep it running at top performance. Let’s take a look at the real problem and how to fix it.

Let’s talk a little bit about “Windows rot” and how to solve the problem. Windows doesn’t slow down or “rot” if you were to just take care of your PC a little more. Follow these tips, and you won’t have to waste your precious time spend hours backing up data, installing from disc, and re-installing your essential applications.

Oct 26, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

4 Ways to Keep the Ghouls & Goblins Away From Your PC

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The Ghouls – Internet Hackers

“Hackers are attacking PCs with Internet access every 39 seconds.”

- Hackers Attack Every 39 Seconds – James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland

The Goblins – Free Downloads

Based on last month’s poll results, it’s pretty clear that the majority of voters, that is, 58% of you wait for feedback from trusted sources before you update your browser. But how do you decide if a “trusted source” is to be trusted? What should you look for?

Aug 18, 2010

Anti-Virus Programs Only Do Half the Job

Once your computer has been infected with a virus, it’s no longer your computer. After removing it with your trusty anti-virus software, you’re often left with lingering side-effects. The symptoms vary, but the bottom line is the same: Your computer doesn’t work the way it used to.  Your favorite programs crash frequently, your registry entries are a mess and even your “Cute Kittens of the Month” desktop wallpaper is mysteriously missing.

Why did this happen? You’ve already removed the virus. Shouldn’t the havoc it caused go away, along with it? What about the damage caused to your system? Isn’t it simply erased, along with the malware that caused it?

May 17, 2010

What You Should Use to Fix Your PC: Registry Cleaners vs. Anti-Virus

If you’re computer is crashing and freezing all the time and some funny looking blue screen pops up every once in awhile, you may have some problems with your PC. Even if you don’t think you have problems with your PC, you probably still do. When your Internet Explorer shuts down every once in awhile while you’re browsing or you get an error message when you try to run a program, something is wrong with your PC. At this point, you have a couple options. You may want to choose a registry cleaner or you might want to use an anti-virus service. What happens if you need both or something completely different? Let’s clear up some confusion, in case there is any.