Computer Maintinance

Spring Clean your PC, Remove & Prevent Malware

Spring Clean your PC, Remove & Prevent Malware

Cyber criminals frequently and automatically scan websites and PCs with different types of malware, to see if there are vulnerabilities they can use to gain entry to your system. Outdated programs provide these cyber criminals with an easy path to your computer.

How Cookies Are Being Used to Track and Attack You

How Cookies Are Being Used to Track and Attack You

In this context, the term cookies refers to small data files that contain strings of text. When you connect to a website, its web server sends a cookie to your web browser. The browser will send the cookie back to the server whenever you visit that website again.

7 Ways to Help Your Windows Computer Run Faster

7 Ways to Help Your Windows Computer Run Faster

Many different factors can cause computers to become slower and less responsive, no matter their age. Files might take longer to open, and applications might respond to commands at a snail's pace. Fortunately, there are actions you can take to improve a Windows computer's performance.

5 Myths to Ignore When Caring for Your Computer

5 Myths to Ignore When Caring for Your Computer

Taking care of your laptop or desktop computer is important if you want to prolong its life. There are certain things you should do to keep it running for a long time. For example, you should update your system and security software.

The Right and Wrong Ways to Get Rid of Old Computers

The Right and Wrong Ways to Get Rid of Old Computers

Before getting rid of an old computer, you need to make sure that all the personal and sensitive data on the hard drive is irretrievable. If personal or sensitive data falls into the wrong hands, your business could incur staggering direct and indirect expenses.

How to Stop Windows 10 from Collecting Data about You

How to Stop Windows 10 from Collecting Data about You

Windows 10 gathers a large amount of personal data about you. You can stop Microsoft from collecting much of this data by changing Windows 10's privacy controls. However, they can be hard to find and understand.

5 Easy Ways to Free Up Space on Your Computer

5 Easy Ways to Free Up Space on Your Computer

More and more people are starting to use solid-state drives (SSDs). This type of drive is smaller but faster than mechanical hard drives. While SSDs will boost the speed of everything that needs disk access, they can fill up pretty quickly.

5 Important Hardware Upgrades to Extend the Life of your PC

5 Important Hardware Upgrades to Extend the Life of your PC

Getting new PCs for yourself and your staff every few years is usually a horrible waste of a technology budget. Still, letting your staff continue to use aging computers long after they stop keeping up with modern software is a fast way to kill both the morale and productivity of your employees. How do you solve this dilemma? 

4 Things to Do after You Set Up a New Computer

4 Things to Do after You Set Up a New Computer

Buying a new computer is exciting. Once it is set up, you might be tempted to immediately use it to surf the web or try out some new programs. It is best to resist that temptation, though. Computers right out of the box are outdated and vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

How to Speed Up Your Old Computer

How to Speed Up Your Old Computer

As your computer ages, performance declines. Some people choose to wipe their hard drive and start over. Others buy whole new machines. Before you do either, try some basic maintenance to solve these common problems. You might be surprised by how easily you can improve your computer's performance.

What to do Before Throwing Out an Old PC

What to do Before Throwing Out an Old PC

There comes a point in the life of every office computer when it is simply no longer practical to keep it running and up-to-date. When it comes time to get rid of old, outdated computers, it's not enough to simply unplug them and toss them in the nearest trash can. Disposing of old PCs requires you to do several things first, partly to appease environmental safety regulations, and partly to protect your business.

5 Signs Your Hard Drive is About to Fail

5 Signs Your Hard Drive is About to Fail

Whether you have a solid state or mechanical drive there is always a chance the device will fail. Regardless of the type of drive, your computer usually will show subtle signs of a pending disk failure. Paying attention to these signs can save you from unexpectedly losing the data stored on your drive.