posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 05:18 AM
Almost every PC problem you will encounter is directly related to some change you just made to the PC. We cause hiccups ourselves, there are no
I have to agree with other posters mentioning the importance of a good browser. Don't try to remove IE from your PC (or from any other Microsoft
Windows PC, as IE is inherent in the OS) but do download and try Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A big part of online/PC fun is finding things out
After you are happy with your new browser, take note of the problems you are having with your PC. If you cannot resolve these problems using the
built-in helper how-to in your PC, go and visit some of the many PC Geek Forum Sites that are available online. Peruse about the Archived posts and
you will find others have had the same problem(s) you are having. There will be replies posted that show you how to solve your PC headaches.
I am not very bright but I've kept all (our) PC's in good health come what may for many years now. Perseverance is what has got me through every
glitch and odd-ball happening that has come my way.
Some of the sites that have proved very valuable to me for PC help: geekstogo.com, newegg.com (a retail geek site) has an excellent list of geek help
sites; windowssecrets.com, cybertechhelp.com, techsupportguy at helponthe.net, and another site I've used is techsupportalert.com .
Over the years I have tried all the most popular anti-viral software programs. Norton sucks up way too much memory and leaves way too much behind
after 'removal'. I have to recommend Kaspersky Internet Security even though it is expensive. Just look around for a sale. Kaspersky, IMHO, is the
best protection money can buy, and it is really easy to use.
I have to recommend you download Ccleaner from a trusted online site and use it weekly. Keeps the flotsam & jetsam from building up, cleans the bats
out of the bell-tower, so as to speak.
Last item: Never, ever use the Auto-Fill feature. It is too easy for hackers to get whatever data is on your PC as it is. Instead, keep your Web Sites
on 3 X 5 cards listing site name, your password and your Log-in name, as well as any security answers a site may have had you enter when you signed
Keep your 3 X 5 cards in a safe place near the PC but not out in the open. If someone breaks in & steals your PC they will just get the PC, not all
your personal info. Thieves go for the obvious money items, they are not going to poke around stuff that looks like a collection of kitchen recipes.