Posts tagged computer

My Computer is Slow to Boot- Why?

Does it take a long time for your computer to turn on and load Windows? Do you hit the power button, walk away to get a cup of coffee and by the time you come back, it’s only just bringing icons up on the desktop? There are several possible reasons that your computer is slow […]

Ransomware: Holding Data Files Hostage

You’ve probably heard the term “ransomware” on the news several times in the few last months. What is ransomware? It’s a compilation of the terms “ransom” and “malware.” Malware = malicious + software Software is any kind of program that runs on a computer or electronic device. Malicious software is, like it sounds, bad. Many […]

Tune-up Software: Not the Answer for Slow Computers

Are you tired of your sluggish computer? Have you been looking for ways to speed it up? If you think a tune-up software will help, that’s not the best solution. There’s no legitimate tune-up software on the market with proven results of better system performance. However, there are many PUPs available, potentially unwanted programs, which, […]

Computer Self-Check & Privacy

How well do you know the computer that you use? Have you ever given any thought to your privacy as you browse the web? Every now and again, it’s important to conduct a privacy and security check on your computer, other electronic devices, and accounts. This blog is a list of computer self-check questions you […]

Unexpected Shutdown: How it Affects your Computer

An unexpected shutdown can potentially harm your computer, which is why it is important to properly turn off your computer by going to the power options and selecting “shut down,” “restart,” or “sleep.” This allows the computer to make sure that any running programs are closed. If apps are still running, a notice will allow […]

Tips to Prevent Computer-Related RSI

In our last blog, we discussed the potential problem of eyestrain due to computer use.  Hands and wrists are also susceptible to strain from hours of typing.  Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) occur from repeated physical movements doing damage to tendons, nerves, muscles, and other soft body tissues.  By making a few changes in typing practice, […]

Scareware: Alert! Your Computer is (Not) Infected!

Alert!  Your computer has a virus! Do not shut off your computer, or you will risk losing your data! Call this number right away (888) 888 – XXXX. Have you ever seen messages like this pop-up on your computer screen? Maybe there were lots of pop-ups that suddenly appeared, windows you weren’t able to close. […]

Technical Support Scams

Out of the blue you receive a phone call, and the person on the other end says they are support staff for a technical company like Microsoft or Windows.  They have detected errors on your computer and would like to log into your computer to fix them.  Concerned about your information and ability to check […]

HELP! My Homepage’s Been Hijacked!

You click on your Internet browser, expecting to see your e-mail or Google, but instead another page with a strange search bar shows up.  At the top of the screen are several toolbars you’ve never seen before.  When you try to open a new webpage, unwanted ads pop up.  Suddenly a window that seems like […]

Protecting Computers Against Electrical Problems

What types of electrical problems can cause computer damage? Most people don’t realize that even the slightest electrical blip poses a danger to all programmable appliances, whether the device is a telephone, computer, or high-priced server.  If your computer or telephone no longer works after an electrical fault, the manufacturer’s warranty is unlikely to cover […]

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