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Choosing a Virus Scanner – The Basics

By / March 13, 2010

It is surprising that many users do not bother with virus scanners until they have been infected. Actually many users do not even know that they have been infected and continue using their PCs without a virus scanner, blissfully unaware of the havoc these viruses are wreaking. Viruses come in many forms and this is… Read more

USB or eSata?

By / March 6, 2010

One major grouse of any computer user is the lack of storage space. As hard drives grow in size, files also seem to grow exponentially. It is hard to imagine a time when 1.44 MB floppy disks allowed a user to carry around multiple files. As users run out of storage space and physical space… Read more

A Short Introduction to Biometrics

By / March 5, 2010

Through the ages, verification of a person’s identity has always been an issue. Many different methods have been used over time, each replacing the previous one when loopholes were found. As successive technologies “fail”, security breaches and transaction fraud grows in numbers and in magnitude. This is why researchers are trying to perfect security systems… Read more

Physical Memory Dumps (PMD)

By / February 27, 2010

If you have been using a Microsoft Windows PC-based computer for any length of time, you cannot have escaped a Physical Memory Dump error. It can happen at the most inopportune of moments (in the middle of an important document, a game, a browsing session, etc) and it can happen when your computer is idle… Read more

Alternatives to MS Word

By / February 27, 2010

For almost two decades Microsoft Word has been the default word processor of choice for millions. It is hard to imagine a time when “word processor” meant an electric typewriter with a tiny display screen that would allow you to see the document one line at a time. It is also hard to imagine that… Read more

Dual Booting

By / February 21, 2010

The practice of Dual Booting is used for many purposes. Some use it for fun so that they can have a “Main” operating system which is used for daily work and an “experimental” OS which is used to try out new things. Others use it on a requirement basis. Sometimes software that you really need… Read more

Basic Components of a Computer

By / February 21, 2010

The following can be commonly found inside the casing of most desktop computer systems. CPU – The brain of your computer system, the Central Processing Unit is a very powerful microchip that runs the entire computer. Every task related to the operation of the computer has to pass through this to get executed. RAM –… Read more

Troubleshooting Slow Browsing

By / February 13, 2010

There many times when you feel like pulling your hair. This commonly happens when urgent work and a slow internet connection are involved. At times like these, several remedial measures that can be taken. Browsers are usually at fault because over time they tend to get bloated with residual data. Generally with Internet Explorer and… Read more

Avoiding a Corrupt Registry

By / February 13, 2010

The Windows Registry is somewhat like the immigration department of the operating system. This is where all the details of all installed software as well as OS-related process are stored. In fact, every little process that executes in Windows, even the ones you do not see, has to have an entry in this system or… Read more

Why Windows slows down over time

By / February 5, 2010

Seasoned Windows users have a great solution for a slow Windows PC, along the lines of “format the system and reinstall everything”. Even though this sounds drastic and time consuming, it is actually the best way to go about rectifying the speed problem. However, this is not the solution for everyone as there are other… Read more

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