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How To Safeguard Your Computer?
The following practice, if done regularly, may help you to safeguard your computer to some extent.
1. Run disc clean up, scan disk and defragmentor.
2. Keep your recycle bin emptied.
3. Clean your cache of browsers.
4. Download only the very essential programs that are required to run your business and avoid the habit of downloading whatever you get for free.
5. Update your programs to keep up the latest technology and also for a faster load time.
6. Never open suspicious emails from unknown people, especially the attachments however tempting it may be. It will be hazardous to your computer. Sometimes you may even get emails with attachments with subject saying your "Thank you for your order and the credit card details". Most of them will be sending malicious viruses through those attachments.
7. Above all remember to protect your computer with antivirus soft ware and update it regularly.
8. Backing up of all your important files and store them in two sets of floppies. In case one floppy fails to open the other one would be of help.
Before calling the technical help, it will be wise to try the following simple step, which may help you to sort out your problem.
Carefully check your connecting cord and circuit board of your computer. A gentle push may solve the problem, correcting the loose connection and a big expenditure of calling the technical person can be eliminated.
Lakshmi Menon is a a Juvio Independent Associate Member. For computer help please visit: http://mela.juvio.com
Lightning Season: How to Avoid Data Loss
We have just entered the time of year that most electrical storms occur.
Computer Geeks and Garden Gnomes
First and foremost before I begin my ranting it is worth mentioning that there are many very helpful and considerate people out there in the cyber wilderness who devote much of their time to providing open source and free scripts of all variations from PHP, CGI and Java to name but a few. They provide dedicated support, do not insist on payment, and spend much of their free time helping you avoid having to part with your hard earned cash to get free programs and scripts up and running on your websites.
Top 9 Ways To Speed Up Your Surfing & Computing
It seems like fast never quite rates fast enough.
Cache In Your Chips And Get A Bus!
Computer related terminology could sometimes be daunting to newcomers. These are relatively new words or hybrids of words, already in existence. Someone with a degree in English, for example, could not necessarily guess, the function of a particular devise, by its name. This is because such a devise never existed in history or in the history of the English language.
Registry Tools Demystified
Not sure what Windows registry is or how it works? Don't worry - there are tools that can take care of all registry related tasks for you, even if you are a seventy six year old who never used computer before. These are the tools that optimize your registry and make your PC run faster.
Image Conversion In Computers
JPEG, GIFF/JIFF, BMP, and TIFF are the most commonly used formats for storing still image files such as photographs, graphics, and drawings. JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is a standard for image compression.
Troubleshooting Computer Freeze (Lockup) Problems
How familiar does the following sound? Your computer was working fine, but then suddenly started locking up (aka hanging or freezing), rebooting itself (crashing) or shutting down spontaneously? If you know only too well what I am talking about, then read on! Performing the simple steps below can fix the majority of lockup cases.
Faster Browsing Tips
IF WE say that it was mainly because of the Windows operating system that a Computer could become a personal computer it would not be an exaggeration. The revolution is still on. Windows is far beyond what a common man presently knows and uses.
Choosing a Portable MP3 Player: Part 1
MP3 players are everywhere! It seems that the number of makes and models in this market is growing daily, with features and capabilities intended to appeal to just about anyone shopping for one of these devices.
Cisco Certification: Building Your Own Home Lab, Part I
CCNAs and CCNA candidates hear it all the time: ‚??Get some hands-on experience‚??. From my personal experience climbing the Cisco certification ladder, I can tell you firsthand that there is no learning like hands-on learning. No simulator in the world is going to give you the experience you will get cabling and configuring your own routers.
COOKIES - What Are They!!
Cookies, not the kind that Mom makes, but the computer type, what are they and where do they come from. Well let's give you a quick and easy explanation of what they are, where they came from and how to get rid of them.
Favorite Things To Do With Home Technology
Save money. Save 10-15% on utility bills per month. Work with products that have a good value now, but also save money throughout the ownership of the home. Get energy savings through lighting management, irrigation control, solar energy, and temperature control. Lower monthly bills-how can you say no to that?
How To Have Two (Multiple) Copies Of Windows
Having two operating systems is not as difficult as many of us consider. It just requires little hard work and some good equipment. By equipments I mean good hard disk space and good RAM sometimes, depending upon which operating systems you are going to install.
Repairing A Corrupt .RAR/.ZIP Archive
Virtual Memory - What is It?
I recently got an e-mail asking about virtual memory. The person who sent me the question was getting an error on random occasions from their Windows operating system stating "Your computer is low on virtual memory". They wanted to know what is virtual memory, and if this error does occur, what can I do to fix it? Here is the answer that I sent out:
The Many Benefits of Owning a DVR
Has This Ever Happened To You? OK.. it's Friday night, the kids are asleep, and a movie you've been waiting for is on Pay-Per-View for the first time. You buy the movie, grab a bag of popcorn, get all comfy on the couch, and ten minutes into the movie "RINGGGG" it's the _______ phone!!! (you fill in the blank).
Deleting and Destroying Data Forever
Peoples' private information needs to stay private, even after it has been erased. Wait a minute, after it's been erased?
Anti-Skip Protection on Mp3 Players
There have been some questions on anti-skip protection on mp3 players due to the fact that some of them publish on the box in its feature list.
Be Prepared in the Event Computer Disaster Strikes
Enhanced Web Browsing With Toolbars
As the Web grows more crowded and just plain "noisy" with information bombarding us from every angle, most people welcome any tool, trick or shortcut to help them wade through the mountains of data to find what they want.
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