Computer Tips & Tricks

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3 Quick Tips for Faster Internet Browsing

  1. Check for any programs running in the background Windows is normally set to automatically install updates and it could be currently running in the background. This could be the reason why your browsing speed suddenly became slow. Recommended article : How to check what programs are running in the background 2. Move or Re-position … Continue reading

3 Basics for safer downloading

These days, downloading or simply clicking on unverified links can be quite risky. Here are some of the basics you should know to keep your computer safe. 1. Get ready: Strengthen your computer’s defenses New threats emerge hourly, and can come from anywhere—email, websites and removable media like USB keys and CDs. Up-to-date anti-virus software … Continue reading

10 tips to help improve your wireless network

If the Windows operating system ever notifies you about a weak Wi-Fi signal, it probably means that your connection isn’t as fast or as reliable as it could be. 1. Position your wireless router, modem router, or access point in a central location in your office or home. If your wireless router, modem router, or … Continue reading

How to run Windows Disk Cleanup

1. Open the run dialog box by pressing Win Key + R. 2. Type cleanmgr then click OK. 3. Select the drive you want to clean up then click OK. 4. Disk Cleanup will calculate how much space you can save in the selected drive. 5. Select the files you want to be deleted then click OK. 6. … Continue reading

Alarming statistics on IT equipment theft!

Australian businesses have experienced a 50 per cent surge in the number of IT equipment thefts compared to last year, according to the Kensington Australian Business Security Report 2011 released today (October 6th, 2011). One third of the IT decision makers surveyed had no policy for physical security and about two thirds of employees surveyed … Continue reading

Computer cleaning tips

Ideally, it’s best to clean the computer every 6 months or so depending on the computer’s location (on the floor/table), the number of people using it, and the condition of the room where the computer is. If the computer is near a carpet or if you have pets inside, dirt and animal hair could easily … Continue reading

How to check what programs are running in the background

There are other ways to check what programs are running in the background but I chose the simplest way to do it. Here are the steps: 1. On your keyboard, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Task Manager. 2. Click on the Process tab. It will show you the entire list of programs currently running in … Continue reading

Make your computer run faster

Possible causes: Malware/Virus/Spyware/Adware Full memory Disk fragmentation Missing windows updates Outdated drivers Corrupt OS Bad files or sectors Solutions: Scan for any malicious program Chances are, you’re computer has been infected by a malicious program. This virus could have affected your computer’s settings or damaged some sectors. This would definitely influence your computer’s performance. You … Continue reading

CCleaner – free up valuable hard disk space

CCleaner is an awesome tool for cleaning your Windows PC. This tool will help make your computer run faster by freeing up valuable hard disk space. With a few simple clicks, it will remove temporary internet files, browsing history, and unused files. Aside from cleaning, it can perform other actions that you might find very … Continue reading

Top 5 applications and tools to boost productivity

1. Evernote is an awesome tool you can utilize to capture all of your thoughts, ideas, and inspirations, into a single place. Access everything whenever you need it from your PC, even when offline. This is perfect for everybody who uses the internet to search for information. You can use Evernote to clip articles, recipes and pictures. … Continue reading