Browsing articles tagged with " PC Problems"
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

What to Do When Your PC Won’t Boot into Windows

The Basic Guide to Troubleshooting Common Windows PC Problems

1) Try Safe Mode First

When your PC just won’t boot into Windows at all, you’ll probably want to start off with Safe Mode—use the F8 key right when the system starts up to access the menu and see if Windows will boot into Safe Mode. If you’re able to get into Windows, the problem is likely something that would load only when you boot normally—graphics card drivers, junk applications, or perhaps some spy ware applications.

If Safe Mode Doesn’t Work

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.

Jan 16, 2011
Valerie Hayworth

3 Hair-Raising Facts About Your PC

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These are 3 things about your PC that will raise your hair on end:

  1. Your computer’s operating system begins to “rot” the minute you start working on it
  2. Viruses leave damage on your operating system, even after they are deleted
  3. Moving files and folders rearranges the “logic” of your computer, resulting in instability and crashes

    However, the good news is Reimage’s online PC repair program deals directly with all 3 problems!

    What does it diagnose?

    • Performance & stability problems
    • Security issues
    • Windows “rot”

    How does it work?

    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 11, 2010
    Valerie Hayworth

    Windows security update causes ‘blue screen of death’ for some

    Windows users reported receiving the blue screen of death on their computers after installing Microsoft’s latest security updates released in February.

    Most of the people complaining on a Windows forum said they had the problem on Windows XP, but one person also reported problems on Windows 7.

    Users posted a fix on the site that they said seemed to work, but that didn’t necessarily quell the anger.

    Where at Microsoft do I send my invoice for hours spent fixing this BS?” one person wrote.

    Jul 8, 2010

    Who is Your PC’s Worst Enemy?

    In an ideal world, all PCs would have exactly the same hardware configuration, and it wouldn’t matter what you do on your PC, how much hardware or software you load, what software you download from the internet, what you install on the computer, what you remove and uninstall, or how many different programs you launch concurrently. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. And you don’t have to use a PC for very long to know that things don’t always work the way they should. In fact, in the real world, if you buy the exact same PC as your friend, with the same operating system, you are likely to have two completely different computers in a very short time.

    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.