So You Decide To Change – Uninstall Your Antivirus

  So You Decide To Change – Uninstall Your Antivirus – how do you do it the correct way ? You do not want any part of the old antivirus left First do not do it through the Control Panel with add remove programs as that can lead to remnants left and will stop your new antivirus from working. You need to download the uninstaller from the company that made it. I have included some links below for popular anti virus solutions. Norton Removal Tool McAfee Removal Tool Kaspersky Removal Tool AVG Removal Tool Trend Removal Tool Avast Removal Tool Avira Removal Tool Then start your computer in safe mode Run the uninstaller – let it run – it can take time Reboot your computer – then set it to reboot normally – not in safe mode If you want to know whether it has been uninstalled properly in Windows… Read More

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We Do Not Defrag Anymore

What is Disk Defragmenter ? When you create a document and you add to it and save it , your Windows computer does not just write over your original file when saving it. The file is instead saved onto a different part of your drive. After extended use and time, these chunks of information become scattered, or fragmented, which can slow down the computer’s ability to open files quickly. If you used to manually run Disk Defrag on a regular basis , understand that Windows 7 – 8 will do it automatically. You do not need to do it or run 3rd party programs to do it. Windows 10 – Where Is Disk Defrag ? In Windows 10 you will not find Defrag but ” Optimise” If you have a solid state drive that you installed in Windows 7 or 8 – you definitely should not be “defraging it” , it… Read More

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Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Issues

In Windows you may occasionally get issues with your wireless keyboard and or wireless mouse. They will normally work but what happens when things don’t start to work properly. Number 1 Check the batteries … many will be shocked to learn they do have batteries , I have taken 2 calls on this subject , this week alone. So change them! Number 2  Can be bluetooth issues so removing and adding them back in usually fixes the issue , here is a link to that subject. How and why to use Bluetooth on your Windows 10 computer    

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Stop Downloading The Mystery Solution To Fix Your Computer

Many people over the years would have looked for a program on the internet that will ” hopefully ‘ fix the issues on their computers. These programs maybe something like: Speed up my browsing Speed up my pc Registry Cleaners Clean up my browser Cookie Cleaner – internet not the biscuit These programs will promise the world but will not deliver and your computer is FAR BETTER OFF by getting rid of these programs. Many of these programs will also bring in malware when installed. If you have an issue these programs will not help and for those that tried to install Windows 10 but did not succeed , in many cases it was because one or more of these programs were installed. Windows or Apple it does not matter as many on the Apple side tried Mackeeper which should not be downloaded.

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Extensions,Hidden Files & Folders – Lets See Them In Windows

It is a good idea to turn on the ability to see hidden files and extensions on your Windows computer. First go to Control Panel Then open File Explorer Options Go to View – then select the ” Show Hidden Files , Folders and Drives ” You should also remove the tick from ” Hide Extensions For Known File Types ” – you will then be able to see exactly what type of files you have on your computer or if looking in email attachments , what you may about to run.

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Should I Run 2 Antivirus Solutions ?

The answer is … No  2 will interfere with Windows  2 will cause your computer to slow down 2 will not keep you protected as 1 may negate the other one  2 may cause false results to be displayed – 1 may say that the other is an infection  So the answer is 1 and realise that it is your actions that will cause you to be infected and the antivirus solution will in most cases NOT save you. So amongst other things: Keep your operating system up to date  Keep your software up to date Stop clicking and opening emails that you know will  Realise that running as an administrator will override the antivirus causing infections to be installed

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