Optimizing a Computer

When you are considering “optimizing” a computer, the goal is usually to have that computer run faster and more efficiently.  More visable improvement in performance can be seen in defragmenting a hard drive, cleaning the computer from temporary files, and performing a spyware or virus scan using tested software.  DO NOT USE SOFTWARE THAT HAS …

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What’s your opinion about Registry Cleaners?

Basically, my advice is – don’t use a Registry Cleaner.  They don’t “optimize” a computer (more on that in a future blog), and in fact they are more harmful to your Registry than you even know. It is not worth the risk.  The majority of internet ads out in cyberspace that tout Registry Cleaners will, …

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Recommended Protections (Software)

Q:  What types of software do you recommend when it comes to anti-virus, firewall, anti-spyware (or anti-malware) protections? A:  On my link  page, I offer recommendations for these types of software.  Of course, your anti-virus protection also depends on if you have youngsters who will be accessing the internet, or adults only.  Kids have a tendency …

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MS Office 2007 & Office 2003 – Compatibility

Many people use MS Office, which is a suite of products (such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).  In MS Office, the word processing program is MS Word.  The newest version, Word 2007, saves documents with the extension .docx and these documents (if saved this way) are only able to be read by other computer users …

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