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A spotlight has been placed on the need for computer and Internet security after a large-scale cyberattack on an anti-spam group affected perhaps millions of Internet users throughout the world. The attack began in March 2013. The cyberattack targeted Spamhaus, which is a volunteer organization that provides lists of spammers to email providers. These lists help the providers determine which email to mark as spam. The cyberattack appeared to be an attempt to prevent Spamhaus from updating its lists. This could result in email customers receiving more spam than usual. … Continue reading
The next needed step in computer and Internet security will soon be here, thanks to technology being developed and tested by EyeVerify. This company has developed a way to identify people by the whites of their eyes. It is technology that was previously only seen in science fiction movies, such as “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” In this movie, Admiral Jim Kirk asks the computer for top secret information on Project Genesis. To confirm his identity, and those of his fellow officers he wants to see the secret … Continue reading
Having a computer infected with a virus or spyware can be devastating to it. Getting virus and spyware removal services may be the only way to avoid replacing the computer. If a computer just doesn’t work, it’s pretty easy to see that something is wrong with it. However, sometimes the symptoms of a computer infection are subtle and not so easy to detect. You need to be able to recognize the signs of infection before you lose important files or have important information stolen.
Browser security is often critical to keep computers and servers free from malware, so you need to ensure that you or your browser support team regularly check on the security of your Web browsers. A Web browser is the software used to surf the Internet. It can become a security issue because it accesses the Internet and interacts with numerous websites. Some of these websites could be harboring malware that can be loaded unto your computer by a website’s script.
If you don’t like the lack of a Start Button and Start Menu on Windows 8, you shouldn’t need to contact Microsoft Windows Support to bring back these familiar friends from Windows 7 and previous Windows operating systems. A number of apps are available to add a Start Menu and Button for you. Classic Shell is a free program that was first developed to address complaints about the Start Menu for Windows Vista. Classic Shell has since been updated so it can be used with Windows 8.
A slow computer is frustrating and unproductive. However, you don’t have to contact a computer tech support company to speed-up and optimize your computer. There some things you can try yourself first. If your computer is more than five years old, it probably is time to consider getting a new one. It probably just doesn’t have enough memory and RAM to be able to work fast enough to satisfy you. If the computer is for business purposes, you probably will want to upgrade every few years. Whenever you are experiencing … Continue reading
If you’re wanting to test the capabilities of a new CPU or one that has been overclocked, you don’t need to get computer tech support services. You can do it yourself with some software and a lot of time. To test a CPU, you will want to do what is called a stress test or torture test. This is just like it sounds. It puts the CPU through an extreme workload to see if it will fail at some point. The harder a CPU works, the more heat it generates. … Continue reading
Many people have discovered that upgrading to Windows 8 is not as simple as previous upgrades. Before calling for Microsoft Windows support, try to learn some basics to help speed up the transition for you. One of the first things new users of Windows 8 notice is that it is missing the traditional Start button. Windows 7 just used a logo in the lower-left corner, but it functioned much in the same way as the previous versions of Windows. In Windows 8, there is no “Start button,” but instead you … Continue reading
A home wireless network doesn’t need to be complicated to set up. In fact, if you just want something simple and easy and aren’t concerned with having a high level of security or more than a few devices connected to the network, you can turn a Windows PC into a WiFi hotspot by using one of a few choices of free software. To set this up, the basics are pretty much the same for all three software programs: just download the program, follow the instructions, and hit “Start.” You do … Continue reading
Have you recently gotten the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death?” You may not need to get computer tech support. Try some simple fixes first before looking for professional help. Even if they don’t fix the problem, you can gain some valuable information that will help speed up the process of fixing your computer when you do get computer tech support. When you do get the blue screen, write down the error message that tells you what the problem is. These messages can be cryptic and confusing, but it may prove … Continue reading