How Much Security is Enough?
One of the most commonly asked questions from computer owners is how much security is enough to prevent contamination by viruses and bugs and infiltration by hackers and malicious software. When it comes to protecting one’s computer, individuals fall on both sides of the fence. Some fail to perform the basic required steps to protect […]
Surfing the internet is a favorite pastime for lots of PC users. Everyone checks their email and their Face Book pages, but some individuals like to browse around until they stumble upon something new and interesting. There are times when the intriguing, but unfamiliar, pages are noteworthy and deserving of another visit. There are other […]
Keyloggers: Private Information Thief
Out of all of the security concerns that modern computer users need to deal with, keyloggers are amongst the most insidious threats. A keylogger is a simple covert program or piece of hardware that is used to monitor and record a computer user’s every keystroke. The information obtained by keyloggers can be used to monitor […]
Malware Concealment: How does malware get on my computer without my knowledge?
Among the most notorious kinds of malware are viruses and worms. “Computer viruses” is the term that is used for a program that has infected some executable program and that is the reason that when you run one, the spread of the virus can infect other executable files. The virus also may contain content that […]
What Is The Computer Registry?
What is a PC Registry? The Windows registry is an immense batch file that logs information about nearly everything that happens on your PC from visiting a website to using a program. This roster also includes driver info and other critical programs such as the DLL library which is a tiny helper program that often […]
A while back, Microsoft came up with a new technology called ActiveX. ActiveX allows for interactive content to be produced and distributed for the net. Prior to ActiveX, web pages served up static text and immovable graphics. With ActiveX technology, web pages come alive with the use of multimedia effects and various interactive pieces, as […]
What to Do When Sound Stops Working?
Nothing is more frustrating than dealing with a computer that has suddenly developed an issue with the sound output, but it may not always mean that an expensive replacement is going to be required. In fact, the majority of sound failures are fairly easy to diagnose if an individual will follow several simple best practices. […]
Computer freezes can be extremely aggravating, and this is very true if time is of the essence. You might recognize them if you suddenly can’t click on anything on the screen, or if the specific program you’re working with abruptly becomes unusable with a “Not Responding” message at the top of the window. What is […]
Slow Internet Speed
We’ve all been there. You’re watching an Internet auction that ends in a nerve-racking 3 minutes. You’re refreshing the page frantically to make sure that no one has topped your bid. Once there is only about a minute left, you refresh the page and find that it suddenly takes forever to load. Angrily, you start […]
Top 5 Internet Browser Errors
You’ve probably run into a 404 error message while searching the internet at some point. You aren’t sure how to react to it, so you just simply hit the “Back” button on your browser and continue searching the internet for what you’re looking for. Error messages are undoubtedly annoying, but what causes them? Are they […]