I used to be a big advocate of the free antiviruses until a couple of years ago. There was a plague of infections and almost every single system I cleaned up had a free antivirus on it. Anecdotal, yes, but there it is. Since then, it's become an unfortunate standard for free AVs to do…Read more
Stuck screen pixel? Give this website a shot
A stuck pixel is a bright dot of colour that fails to update when neighbouring pixels change. Stuck pixels are most noticeable when the rest of the screen is black. JScreenFix can repair most stuck pixels in less than 10 minutes. If a spot on your screen doesn't change when it's supposed to; if it's…Read more
Blue Screen errors never have phone numbers
Bad guys are getting more and more clever. Saw this today on a tech forum - came up on a client's computer shortly after booting up. While I wouldn't expect the average user to be able to decipher a blue screen error, the key point here is that Microsoft has never and will never include a telephone…Read more
Still using uTorrent? Reconsider.
I regularly see uTorrent on client's computers - it's software used to download files (often TV shows or movies but can be other legitimate media). I'm not judging. uTorrent, though, has started bundling in a new feature called "Epic Scale" which will use your CPU in the background to generate BitCoin currency for the authors.…Read more