Monthly Archives: April 2011

  • Safety should be free
    Posted in: Anti-virus help

    When you buy a new computer at a store or online, you’re usually confronted with extra sales questions. Best buy, for example, will ‘recommend’ what ever anti-virus application they’re currently promoting. However, there are many free anti-virus applications that provide the same basic level of protection, without overriding some of the great features that are […]

  • Windows key
    Posted in: Tips and Tricks

    Ever see that key between Ctrl and Alt, to the left of the space-bar, the one with the Windows logo on it? Have you ever wondered why it exists? Well using this key can actually unlock a few nifty tricks. For example, you can press it once to pull up the start-menu. Save yourself the […]

  • Overheating
    Posted in: Troubleshooting

    Laptops and small form-factor computers can suffer from heat-stroke. The symptoms usually involve a sudden restart, and if left untreated, can eventually burn out the CPU or the video card. You don’t want that to happen. If you’re not sure if you’re dealing with an overheating problem or not, you can do some simple tests […]

  • How to boot into Safe-mode
    Posted in: Anti-virus help

    Safe mode loads only the key ingredients necessary to use Windows. Things like drivers and other programs are ignored, potentially even malicious viruses. This means you’ll have the best chances of removing a virus, or installing a new anti-virus program while you’re in this safe mode. Here’s how to get into safe mode: -Power on […]