Posts tagged install

Seven Signs to Spot Phone Tech Scammers

“I’m from Microsoft and I’m calling to let you know we detected some security risks on your computer.” Have you ever received a phone call that began with a line like that? Have you ever allowed a technician you didn’t know take control of your computer remotely? Scammers are running rampant right now, calling as […]

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 […]

5 Internet Terms Everyone Should Know

We use the Internet every day, and access it on desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.  Despite the ability users have to check e-mail, surf the web, and update social networking sites, many may be unfamiliar with some of the most basic Internet terms.  Here is a list of Five Basic Internet Terms everyone should know: […]

Bloatware

One of the most common complaints about computer performance is sluggishness in running.  After a few years or sometimes even a few months, the machine that was speedy and slick when new is now taking far too long to load.  Various factors contribute to this, but users may be unaware that even brand new computers […]

The Most Common Way Viruses Access Your Computer

At PC Ninja we often hear the question, “But I have antivirus.  How did I get viruses?”  It is wise to have antivirus software, but there is no guarantee your computer will be 100% safe.  Customers then wonder, “I didn’t do anything.  Someone must have hacked in.  How do they do that?”  Well, the truth […]

Countdown to Windows XP Obsolescence

This is a special notice for all Windows XP users.  The countdown to the date when the Windows XP operating system will be formally obsolete has begun. Beginning on April 8, 2014, Microsoft and all other hardware and software companies will discontinue their support of the Windows XP system.  When that happens, XP will become […]

Top Ten Computer & Virus Myths

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about viruses and computers.  Here at PC Ninja, we believe in spreading our knowledge to keep our customers informed and help you avoid trouble and maintain your computers.  Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the Top Ten Computer & Virus Myths. GENERAL COMPUTER MYTHS: Myth […]

The DO NOT Computer Tip List

Poor advice spreads as easily as good advice, and sometimes untrained instincts can lead you down the wrong circuit when it comes to a computer.  So here is a DO NOT computer tip list: things you should avoid doing that could harm your machine. 1) DO NOT defragment* your hard drive too often.  Do it […]

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