Category Archives: Windows

Disable Startup Items With Autoruns

By | October 4, 2009

This post is a supplement to the main article, Speed Up Your Computer. Over time your computer has probably become loaded with programs that you don’t use, some of which launch unnecessarily every time you boot your computer. It takes time for the computer to load these programs into memory, plus they clutter your system… Read More »

How to Remove Malware from Your PC

By | March 5, 2009

In this post I will explain some basic and advanced methods of removing malware from a Windows based PC. Sometimes malware can be removed easily by simply scanning your computer with a malware detection program and removing any infected items it finds. However, sometimes malware cannot be fully removed by simply scanning with your average… Read More »

Search the Web Safely with McAfee SiteAdvisor

By | February 24, 2009

Most people are aware that opening an email attachment from someone they don’t know can cause their computer to be infected by a virus. However, many people are unaware of the new methods malware writers are using to infect unsuspecting computer users with malicious software. Although virus writers still use email spam to infect PCs,… Read More »

Picasa Photo Management Tutorial

By | February 14, 2009

Are you looking for an easy way to organize, edit, and email your digital photographs? Google offers a free program called Picasa that can do just that for you. Picture organization can be confusing, especially if you have multiple programs on your computer all managing your photos in different ways. Picasa can ease your picture… Read More »

Explore the World with Google Earth

By | October 8, 2008

Would you like to fly through downtown New York or explore the Grand Canyon? Do you want to see pictures and videos of your next vacation destination? Well, you can do that and more with the latest version of Google Earth. Google Earth displays a 3D model of the Earth that you can rotate with… Read More »

Troubleshooting Choppy Voice Calls on Skype

By | September 9, 2008

Skype is free software which allows you to make free long-distance computer-to-computer voice calls. You can also sign up for their premium service which allows you to make calls from your computer to land lines and cell phones. Skype is a great alternative to paid long distance providers – when it works properly! I recently… Read More »

Troubleshooting Random Reboots in Windows

By | September 4, 2008

A boot loop during startup can sometimes be solved by simply scanning the hard disk for errors. Random reboots are one of the more frustrating computer problems to solve because they can be caused by many things including a failing power supply, overheating, a virus, etc… Windows System Log One of the first places to… Read More »