Windows

Don’t Fall For Deceptive Practices

Don’t Fall For Deceptive Practices by Erin Dunn                   In the early days of computing, viruses and malicious software infections were relatively easy to spot and thus somewhat easy to mitigate. In the modern computer world it’s becoming…

How to strip Windows 7 and tune for SPEED!

DEFENDER This is worthless as spyware gets (this should be a RED flag about Security Essentials!). Defender doesn’t stop infections while noticeably slowing down systems, so TURN IT OFF. The spyware issue is much better dealt with using Malwarebytes pay,…

Windows 8; The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Once again Microsoft has taken their flagship OS in a new direction in an attempt to chase down the pop culture of technology. As the world continues its perilous journey towards touch screen interfaces it is expected that the hardware…

15 causes of Hard Disk Corruption

Everybody hates to lose data. Many of the issues proven to cause hard disk corruption can be avoided, if you know what they are. I have writen articles on almost every aspect of this list. Most are avoidable, some are…

SSL / TLS and the avast! Mail Shield

In order for e-mails to be scanned by the avast! Mail Shield, it is necessary that encryption is turned off in the mail client software. If encryption is required, the appropriate e-mail accounts need to be configured in the Mail…

Windows Registry Cleaning Exposed

1) The Windows Registry is very fragile, like a raw egg. Every time you handle it, you risk breaking it.  Handle it enough, and it will break. 2) Due to the sheer size and complexity of the Windows registry, manually cleaning up…

Installing QuickBooks the right way!

I have been selling and suppoerting Intuit’s QuickBooks programs for many years now.  And let me tell you, it is chocked full of bugs everywhere.  Here is the best advice you’ll ever get when installing QuickBooks.  DO NOT use the…