How to Avoid Spyware Problems

Spyware is more than just annoying – it can cause other programs to not work properly and can cause your computer to become unusable. It is commonly installed without your knowledge and in many cases can’t be removed from your computer without specialized...

Trojan Horses in computers. What are they?

You turn on your computer and get an alarming pop up window saying “your system is infected with spyware. Click download to remove the pop ups and spyware”. No matter what you click on you are hounded by pop ups waiting for you to just keep clicking wildly to get rid...

Disposing of your old computer?

  Do you know if you dispose of your computer or give it away the data on the hard drive usually goes with it even if you’ve “erased” it? When you delete the data from your hard drive the data is still there! When you format the drive or erase it the...

Common hard drive failure symptoms

**Preventing catastrophes**  It’s a basic fact in the hard drive industry that most hard drives are mechanical devices which will inevitably fail.  Whether it is two months or two years your hard disk drive will fail at some point in the future. These drives are...

Why Isn’t My Laptop Battery Charging?

A non-charging laptop battery can be caused by a number of different reasons, but a general troubleshooting principle for correcting this problem is to double-check and make sure the AC adapter used to charge the battery is connected correctly to the computer and to...

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