Posts tagged software

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, […]

Windows Live Mail Phased Out

Windows Live Mail is a desktop application that enables you to download your e-mails from your host’s online server (e.g. live.com, msn.com, gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.) to your computer. Other desktop programs that provide this service are Microsoft Office Outlook, Windows Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird. Windows Live Mail is a free software available through the Windows […]

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. […]

Should I Get Windows 10?

Should I or should I not get Windows 10? That is the question. You may be aware that Microsoft has announced that on July 29, 2015, they will be launching the newest Windows operating system, Windows 10. Apparently, it is different enough from Windows 8.1 that they completely skipped a version 9 and are calling […]

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 […]

Useful links to the most common software

Malware is commonly spread from software downloads not originating from the actual manufacturer itself. The malware is cleverly packaged (and hidden) within the software that you are downloading. This happens frequently when someone is using a search engine to look for a software program and clicks on the first few links that come up on […]

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 […]

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