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What Gets Left Behind After Uninstalling?

September 2012

It is important to ensure that you properly uninstall your software. An incomplete uninstall can leave behind items that lead to instability and poor performance.

Keep Criminals Out of Your Pockets

August 2012

Is your bank account an easy target for cybercriminals? Learn how to make it more like Fort Knox.

Top 5 PC Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

August 2012

Don't let your PC become sluggish, unstable or erratic. Take action now to correct these simple mistakes that could hurt your computer.

SpeedyPC Pro: Powered by ParetoLogic

July 2012

There are few things more frustrating than a poor performing computer. Slow startups, erratic performance, long file save and recall times, crashes, freezes, inability to open files

Is Your Personal Information Visible to Everyone?

July 2012

Facebook is both useful and fun, but hackers, cybercriminals and others can use it to assist in spreading malware, identity theft and other crimes

USB Drives: Great for Spreading Viruses

June 2012

USB drives are great for transferring data - and malware.

Is Your Hard Drive a Mess?

June 2012

Find out what disk fragmentation is and how disk defragging improves your computer's performance.

Is Your Home Internet Connection Safe?

May 2012

Learn how to prevent piggybacking and keep your home wireless connection secure.

RAM: A Key to PC Performance

May 2012

RAM is an often overlooked yet important factor in your computer’s performance.

Smartphone Security

April 2012

Your iPhone, BlackBerry or Android smartphone knows a lot about you. Learn how to secure your phone to protect it and your information.

The Top 5 PC Security Mistakes

March 2012

We all want to protect our PCs and our information. However, we all slip up sometimes. Below are the top five security mistakes...

Introducing EasyFileViewer

March 2012

Have you ever downloaded a file and had trouble opening it? EasyFileViewer lets you view countless kinds of file types, formats and extensions...

The 25 Worst Passwords of 2011

February 2012

The quality of computer passwords can vary greatly - but some are just bad! Learn what have been selected as the worst passwords of 2011...

Now Available: RegCure Pro

February 2012

When your computer starts to become slow and perform erratically, it is difficult to know exactly where to point fingers. Could it be system or registry errors? Is active ...

Malware: What to Watch Out for in 2012

January 2012

Cybercriminals continue to find new ways to try to take advantage of technology users. Learn about last year's malware trends and what could ...

New Year, Old Computer?

January 2012

It does not take long to do some simple maintenance and optimizing. A little bit of time can result in a faster ...

Should Your Government Spy On You?

December 2011

Governments in various countries, and their agents, are reportedly using Trojans and other malware to track citizens. Alleged recent use of a Trojan by German police has rekindled the debate of whether the government ...

Fast PC Startup: The Checklist

November 2011

Don't waste time waiting for your computer to start. These tips can help reduce your PC's startup times. Does it take your computer a long time to startup? When you have something ...

Not Updated Means Not Protected

October 2011

You are a busy person with things to do. Why take time to update your anti-virus and anti-spyware software and databases? Viruses, spyware, keyloggers, Trojan downloaders ...

To Sleep or Not to Sleep

October 2011

Does turning your computer off and on do more damage than leaving it running all of the time? Are you protected if you leave it running? It is a good question: Should you turn your...

What Does the Internet Know About You?

August 2011

In today's world, information is readily available. For this reason, it is wise to take 15 minutes from time to time and see what information the Internet...

Put a Stop to the Noise

August 2011

Are your PC fans making a racket? Learn how to get rid of the noise and improve your PC's performance...

Sometimes You Just Have to Share

July 2011

You want to keep your information private, but banks, government agencies and a variety of other companies need your info. What can you do...

Improve Your PC Screen Work Space

July 2011

Whether it is your desk, kitchen countertop or computer screen, you need room to work...

Windows 7 surpasses XP, Vista

June 2011

When it came to PCs, it used to be an XP world. At its peak in January of 2007, the Windows eXPerience operating system, commonly known as XP...

Are You Over Protected?

June 2011

If one works, then two must be better, right? Not so - at least in the case of anti-virus software! In fact, having two anti-virus solutions installed could cause...

Your PC Security Checklist

May 2011

You never know what is out there. All kinds of nasty programs and schemes lurk on the Internet and in spam emails – each of them seeking a way to take advantage..."

Your PC Performance Checklist

May 2011

Various factors affect your computer's performance. By addressing the areas where problems commonly develop you can help your machine operate fast and error free. The checklist below can help you..."

Scammers Capitalize on Disaster in Japan

April 2011

An email asking people to donate to help the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami states: "We humbly hope for your support and strongly believe you can..."

Your Photos Might Not Be Gone Forever

April 2011

Are you ready to make memories this spring and summer? Weddings, vacations, days at the beach, trips with the kids or grandchildren...

What’s Running Unseen On Your PC?

March 2011

One of the greatest advantages of a modern computer is that it can accomplish a great number of tasks at once. However, having too many things going on at the same time...

Beware of Tax Time Scams

March 2011

The deadline to file annual personal tax returns is April 15 in the U.S. and April 30 in Canada. As the filing dates approach, there are more and more reports of scams – many of them online. A basic rule of thumb is to be...

Don't get caught in a mouse trap!

February 2011

Keyboard shortcuts can make computing a lot easier. Instead of taking time to use your mouse and click, you can accomplish the same task with a few keystrokes – without taking your hands away from the keyboard. Over the course of a day, this can...

Happy Birthday to the Computer Virus!

February 2011

It was back in 1986 that Basit and Amjad Alvi, computer programmers and brothers, created pieces of computer code they called Brain. If this code and the latest version of their heart-monitoring software...

New Year's Computer Overhaul

January 2011

Have you made a New Year's resolution? One that you might consider – and it is not too hard to keep – is to take steps so that your computer continues...

Malware: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

January 2011

In 2010, ParetoLogic Spyware Analysis Team (SWAT) leader Jerome Segura encountered variants of two malware families over and over: Zeus and SpyEye...

RAM: A Key to PC Performance

December 2010

Your computer needs Random Access Memory to carry out its various tasks. Some people say that, like money, you can never have enough RAM. If your computer responds slowly or seems to continually need to access the hard drive...

Beware of Online Grinches

December 2010

Cyber criminals have become masters of social engineering techniques. They use holiday themes to prey upon people. We're taking a look at some of the schemes and threats that you should...

Processes: A Key to PC Speed and Performance

November 2010

Processes need the resources of your Central Processing Unit to be completed. If there are too many trying to share the CPU and Random Access Memory (RAM) then...

Should Governments Regulate The Internet?

November 2010

Governments strive to keep citizens safe. But how far should they go when it comes to online privacy...

What Is Fragmentation?

October 2010

Imagine trying to read a book if its pages were scattered in various locations around your home. It would certainly be frustrating and time consuming. This is just like file fragmentation, a common situation that occurs...

Do You Know Where Your Friends Are?

October 2010

It is getting easier to find out thanks to new social networking features and services such as Facebook Places, foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite. Via all of these, users can "check-in" at locations by texting or using...

Drivers Missing or Outdated?

Sept 2010

Device drivers are something many computer users do not think about. Unlike your printer, sound card or even software, such as your Windows Media Player...

Shopping Online: What You Need to Know

Sept 2010

Online shopping is easy – so many stores, so many products. While technology has brought us convenience, it also has come with risks...

Mom Always Said to Share...

August 2010

But in the online world, that's not always the best option. The information you share on social networking websites allows you to connect and stay up to date with your friends, family and colleagues...

When You Just Can't Connect...

August 2010

Work. School. Watching TV and movies. Keeping track of friends. Finding music. The Internet is a part of many facets of our lives...

Cybercriminals and Breakfast Cereal

July 2010

A toy whistle from a cereal box might not be as cool as an iPad, but it helped one man become famous as one of the first hackers...

Solving File Extension Problems

July 2010

Ever double-click on a file and have nothing happen? Or maybe the wrong program tries to boot up? Perhaps you have been in a situation where someone has sent you a file and you don't know how to open it...

Treat Your PC Like You Do Your Car

June 2010

You would never think of skipping your new car's oil change. You might spend a Sunday morning giving it a good wash (even if it doesn't need it). Your computer deserves the same care...

A Seat Belt For Your Computer

May 2010

You never know what is lurking just a click away. Cyberspace is loaded with viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans and other malware...

We Are Proud to Unveil PC Health Advisor

May 2010

Remember when you first bought your computer and it roared like a lion? Now? It probably seems more like a sluggish, fat housecat...

Are You a Computer Abuser?

April 2010

Let's be honest, we don't always treat our computer as nicely as we should. We kick it, smack it, and more, in the hope that it will make it run faster or unfreeze...

Cleaning Your Keyboard the Right Way

February 2010

Is your keyboard starting to look a little grungy? Would you feel a bit embarrassed if a co-worker needed to use it? ...

The News Might Be Killing Your Computer

February 2010

Savvy cybercriminals take advantage of the latest news headlines to spread their spyware, viruses and scams to your computer...

5 New Year's Resolutions for Your PC

January 2010

Millions of people make New Year's resolutions every year, and if you are one of them you know how hard it can be to stick to them...

FileCure: Simplify Your Computer

December 2009

Have you ever received a file from a friend that you just cannot open? You tried double-clicking and that did not work. There's a way to open it without any more stress...

Quick Fixes for Common Problems

November 2009

As a computer owner, you get used to the problems that crop up from time to time. However, that doesn't mean they're not frustrating...

A Celebrity Gave Me Malware!

October 2009

A recent study revealed that searching online for some of today's hottest stars can lead you to websites rife with spyware, viruses, adware, Trojans, other malware and phishing schemes...

Clean Your PC for Better Performance

August 2009

While the brains of your computer are the disks and code within, the body is important too. Cleaning the outside of your computer is an easy way to help keep it running right...

The Wrong Part of Town

August 2009

That the internet is an unsafe place for children should come as no surprise to anyone. Child predators, cyberbullies, scam artists, and a motley assortment of thieves and scam artists have become common knowledge, publicized from the local paper to Oprah...

5 Reasons Your Computer is Slow

August 2009

One of the most common problems for computer users today is a slow and sluggish PC, which is why we put together a list of the top 5 reasons your PC is slow...

Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Identity Online

July 2009

When it comes to crime, the Internet is still the Wild Wild West. Check out this crook that used credit card numbers to rack up more $86.4 million in fraudulent charges...

Why Is It Important to Update Your Windows or Vista Drivers?

June 2009

Updating drivers is vital for top performance. Without the proper drivers, the instructions sent by your software can't reach your hardware...

Understand Registry Hives to Stop Error Messages and Slowdowns

May 2009

The Windows Registry is split into main branches, called hives. They store information such as your preferences, operating system settings and data on your hardware and software...

How to Make Your PC Last Longer

April 2009

In today's economic times, many people are trying to avoid unnecessary purchases. Revitalizing your old system will save money and save the environment...

Choosing Your Anti-Virus Software

April 2009

Viruses have been around for a long time, and these computer nuisances show no signs of going away anytime soon, especially with the Conficker C worm...

Conficker Wants Your Cash

April 2009

When Conficker C didn't drop any "mystery payload," many thought the worm was a hoax, or that it had simply fizzled...

Clear Clutter to Speed Up a Slow Computer

March 2009

While you are spending time making sure everything inside your house sparkles, don't forget to take a look at your computer clutter too...

Too Comfortable?

March 2009

Malware writers are constantly changing with the times. Lately they have been focusing their efforts at exploiting social media sites...

Conficker Infects Millions – Reward Offered for the Worm's Creator

March 2009

The danger and widespread proliferation of the Conficker virus is perhaps best demonstrated by the fact that Microsoft offered a $250,000 reward for the capture of its creator...

Why Update to the Latest Drivers?

February 2009

There are all kinds of computer jargon getting thrown around: RAM, beta, gigabytes, drivers and many, many more. Of these, drivers often get overlooked...

Keep an Eye on your ISP

February 2009

Bandwidth throttling is something Internet Service Providers (ISPs) rarely want to speak about. But now, we're giving you that facts that you need...

Account Hijackers and Hackers Threaten Online Politics

February 2009

As the leader of the free world, Obama continues to embrace websites and social media, which helped him connect with voters. However, are politics safe online? ...

7 Ways to Make Your PC Faster

January 2009

A slow computer is extremely frustrating. It takes twice as long to complete routine tasks, and can behave extremely erratically...

Busted Online! Cybercriminals Nabbed in 2008

January 2009

This past year authorities and others tried to get tough with online baddies. There were a number of high profile arrests that earned mainstream media attention...

Upcoming Malware Threats and Dangers

January 2009

After having success the past few years, in 2009 malware writers and other online criminals will likely look to tweak what has worked for them...

Oops: Lost Family Photos

December 2008

With family and friends around, the holidays are an great time to create some fantastic memories. Digital cameras make it so easy to capture those memories...

Stop Spyware and Identity Theft When Browsing on the Go

December 2008

The tips below will help you keep your important information safe from scammers and spyware while enjoying your holiday travels...

Spam Soldiers On

November 2008

The United States' Federal Trade Commission obtained a court order Oct. 14 to shut down one of the world's most prolific spam groups...

Protect Your Online Bank Account from Phishing and Malware

November 2008

Some people were duped into believing the Boston Firefighters Credit Union was giving away $99.99 to customers who answered a few online survey questions...

Get Rid of your Old PC, but Protect your Privacy and Save the Environment

October 2008

So, you've decided to buy a shiny new computer. But what are you going to do with the old PC that served you well? Here are some guidelines to follow...

Celeb names used to spread spyware, malware, phishing scams

October 2008

Searching for some pics of a gorgeous celebrity to brighten your computer screen? Looking for a hot new ringtone for your phone? Watch out...

Viruses: A History

September 2008

"I'm the Creeper: catch me if you can." This was the first message ever put on screen by a PC virus. Things have come a long way since then...

Choosing Your Anti-Virus Software

September 2008

Space might be the final frontier, but at least one computer virus has already been there. Recently, a PC bug infected the International Space Station...

The Computer Ate My Homework!

August 2008

The sad news: summer is almost over. What's even more sad? For some, school is about to begin and homework will soon be coming their way...

PC Security On The Road

August 2008

Being away from home this summer means surviving without your own bed, favorite coffee shop, secure home PC, and Internet access...

How Safe is Your Confidential Information and Privacy?

July 2008

Remember that questionable photo your buddy sent you? Or what about all those credit card transactions that reveal your sensitive financial information. They could be at risk...

Viruses a Costly Danger to PC Security

July 2008

Viruses are written for a sense of personal accomplishment by people that have no remorse about the damage that they might cause...

Four Easy Ways to Stop Virus Infections

June 2008

One of the biggest challenges faced by any PC owner is avoiding being struck down by insidious computer viruses that are seemingly omnipresent within the World Wide Web...

Restore Lost Photos, Emails and Documents with Advanced Recovery Software

June 2008

Everybody's worst nightmare is inadvertently deleting that important photo or file that you will never be able to get back. We've all been there...

Security Tips to Prevent Hijacking and Stop the Flow of Spam

May 2008

SPAM emails don't all come from the dark and dingy corners of the online world. They sometimes come from our very own homes...

10 Tips to Protect your Privacy Online

May 2008

As an Internet user, you are susceptible to spyware trying to learn about your web activities and criminals seeking to gain your private information to commit identity theft...

Computer Viruses Skyrocket

May 2008

It's taken over two decades to build its portfolio, but by the end of the year the computer virus is finally predicted to be a millionaire...

Spam King Making News

April 2008

On March 14, Robert Alan Soloway pleased guilty in Seattle's U.S. District Court to both mail and email fraud as well as willful failure to file a tax return...

Children's Online Safety

April 2008

A new report states that one in five children who use the Internet were solicited for sex in the past year, and one in four children were exposed to photos of people having sex...

Stop Crashes and Improve your PCs Performance

April 2008

There are few computer situations more frustrating than constant crashes. These crashes can cost you in time, work and money...

Death. Taxes. Spyware.

March 2008

Some things in life are inevitable. Even if you have only surfed the web a little, you have likely encountered spyware or its friend, adware...

Checking Out Online Consumer Services

March 2008

In the grey and shadowy world of threats to your internet security, it's not always the greasy back-alley crooks who are the only ones to watch out for...

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