Category Archives: Safe Computing

Updates are Like Rabbits

Updates, Updates, all those *maddening* updates. I just have to vent. Updates are important, and I will continue to accept them and wait for them to install, but OMG they’ve become SO numerous. If you live in a house and … Continue reading

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Antivirus Slowing Your Computer?

Practice Safe Computing. You need to have security programs (Antivirus and Anti-Spyware) for your computer if you access the Internet. Security suites are notorious for hogging system resources and requiring frequent updates. The most popular programs tout many extra features, … Continue reading

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Copy Files to a USB Drive

This was one of the exercises in our Boot Camp last week and we think everyone should know how to do it. We preach backup all the time, but we don’t preach a particular way to do it because there … Continue reading

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Computer Backups are Worthless

Has this ever happened to you? Your computer crashes and you take it to a techie who gets it working again but needs to reformat (erase) the hard drive.  You get your computer back with nothing on it.  No problem … Continue reading

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Free Computer Anti-Virus Programs

By Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com: Have you heard that using Free anti-Virus programs is not as good as using the ones you pay for? We don’t think that’s true. But, we’ve heard that opinion tossed around enough that we want to … Continue reading

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Hands-On Computer Boot Camp

You may have heard about the hands-on class we teach from our website, or past blog posts.  We call it ‘Computer Boot Camp’ because it is Basic Training for computer users. Specifically, it’s for laptop users with Windows (XP or … Continue reading

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Free Anti-Virus Programs

Have you heard that using Free anti-Virus programs is not as good as the ones you pay for? We don’t think that’s true. But, we’ve heard that opinion tossed around enough that we want to give you our opinion. There … Continue reading

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Is your computer Safe?

You may have heard of a nasty virus about to come to life on April 1. It would be nice if this was an April Fools joke, but odds are – it’s not. It’s called Conficker and its all the … Continue reading

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Ccleaner to Clean your Computer

Jim provides a service he calls ‘Computer Cleanup’ for Windows-based computers. It’s kind of like a tuneup on a car. He charges a flat rate of $99 for this service. Sometimes it takes 3-4 hours, sometimes it takes 3-4 days! … Continue reading

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How and Why to ‘Clear your Cache’

Have you ever had a problem with a website and seen a help screen that suggested you ‘clear your cache?’ It is often a good thing to do, and solves many problems. First of all, what is a cache? It’s … Continue reading

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