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computer cleaning 150x150 Spring Computer Cleaning Tip #1 We are just 5 days away from the first day of spring! The spring season is most famous for its call to cleaning, and what better place to start than your computer!

We all forget how computers, just like our desks and closets, need to be cleaned; externally and internally.

I’ll be going through a few tips this month on the best practices to start cleaning up your computer.? Follow all these tips and you’ll be on your way to a cleaner, faster and better computer experience!

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We are just 5 days away from the first day of spring! The spring season is most famous for its call to cleaning, and what better place to start than your computer! We all forget how computers, just like our desks and closets, need to be cleaned; externally and internally. I’ll be going through a [...]

poweroptions 150x150 Changing Computer Sleep Time in Windows 7Does your computer fall asleep on you when you leave it for a minute?? Does it ever cut out or shut down when you close the lid and you’d like to leave it running?

Desktops and laptops are being configured to save more power and energy by either going to sleep or hibernating once they feel there is inactivity on the screen.? This can be highly annoying if you walk away from your computer from time to time.

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Does your computer fall asleep on you when you leave it for a minute?? Does it ever cut out or shut down when you close the lid and you’d like to leave it running? Desktops and laptops are being configured to save more power and energy by either going to sleep or hibernating once they [...]

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Power Options icon 150x150 How to Adjust Power Settings in Windows 7Go green with your computer!? Saving power, energy and ‘going green’ has been the big term these past few years and Windows 7 made it pretty easy to do so.

Seriously, when was the last time you really went into your power settings and configured when you want each part of your computer to turn off or how much time it should wait to display a screensaver…is a screensaver even really saving power?

Check out how to adjust your power settings on your computer and make your rig really economically friendly!

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Go green with your computer!? Saving power, energy and ‘going green’ has been the big term these past few years and Windows 7 made it pretty easy to do so. Seriously, when was the last time you really went into your power settings and configured when you want each part of your computer to turn [...]

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pc 150x150 Should I Leave My Computer Always OnEveryone always asks, “is it better to leave a computer always on or shut it off when you’re not using it.”? Before I dive into my thoughts about it, I’d like to state that anyone using a huge gaming rig that has one of those 700W PSU supplies in them should think twice about leaving that rig on more than needed.? Not only is it economically unfriendly, it will rack up the biggest energy bill you could imagine.

That being said, most computers that aren’t custom built or even ones that have proper energy ratings are fine to leave on but in this new green age, there may be a new option.

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Everyone always asks, “is it better to leave a computer always on or shut it off when you’re not using it.”? Before I dive into my thoughts about it, I’d like to state that anyone using a huge gaming rig that has one of those 700W PSU supplies in them should think twice about leaving [...]

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LCD 150x150 How to Clean a LCD Monitor ScreenEver wonder how to clean your grimy LCD screen?? Have too many finger prints on your laptop monitor because you touch the screen while opening or readjusting?

Dirty and dusty LCD screens are disgusting and no one should have to suffer the pain of trying to watch a movie or view the web while on a smudged up screen.? Before you reach for the Windex and ruin a completely good monitor, try these proper techniques on cleaning your LCD screen.

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Ever wonder how to clean your grimy LCD screen?? Have too many finger prints on your laptop monitor because you touch the screen while opening or readjusting? Dirty and dusty LCD screens are disgusting and no one should have to suffer the pain of trying to watch a movie or view the web while on [...]

spyware 150x150 Weekly Thoughts: Scan Computer OftenI was with a friend this past weekend who was complaining about his computer.? Naturally I thought it was generic computer slow down or even some spyware, but when I saw heard his next symptom, it shocked me to believe he continued to use his machine.

My friend told me that his computer was playing advertisements through the speakers and he was unaware why it was happening.? To his best ability, he thought he was browsing safe and using his computer well, but apparently that was not the case.

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I was with a friend this past weekend who was complaining about his computer.? Naturally I thought it was generic computer slow down or even some spyware, but when I saw heard his next symptom, it shocked me to believe he continued to use his machine. My friend told me that his computer was playing [...]

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speed up1 150x150 How to Speed up Your ComputerMaking your computer faster is easy and quick to do.? Most operating systems have built in tools that you can use to regularly speed up your PC.

If you want a faster computer, try to use the following steps and you will notice better performance from your machine.

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Making your computer faster is easy and quick to do.? Most operating systems have built in tools that you can use to regularly speed up your PC. If you want a faster computer, try to use the following steps and you will notice better performance from your machine.

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Fake positive infections are becoming a growing security threat within themselves across the cyber community today.? A fake positive is any warning or advisor that flashes a pop-up or message that claims your computer is infected with a virus or malware,? but in reality, you’re not under attack from the accused infection.

The security threat behind a false positive is not the actual detection of something that is “not a threat” but the consequences of following through with the proposed fixes to these problems.? Most of these false positives will recommend removal through free software (which will lead you to download more infections) or software that charges small to large fees to get control back of your computer.

If you’ve ever seen a false positive or think you might have one, read further about the dangers of false security reports and how to deal with them.

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Fake positive infections are becoming a growing security threat within themselves across the cyber community today.? A fake positive is any warning or advisor that flashes a pop-up or message that claims your computer is infected with a virus or malware,? but in reality, you’re not under attack from the accused infection. The security threat [...]

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I have a portable work computer that I always bring around with me to many locations and I am constantly on different networks all the time.? Is there anyway I can run something online, such as a free online virus scanner that can help me maintain a virus free machine!? If anything happened to this computer that would prevent me from doing business, I would be in big trouble.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to have an Anti-Virus on your computer at ALL times, especially if you are on multiple networks where you are not familiar with their security.? I’m a bit puzzled how you could manage to use a computer that is unprotected and highly suggest you look into something more permanent for your machine.? An infection can occur in the blink of an eye and you should have something that has the ability to warn and protect you.

As for online scanning, there are many options out there, but I have a list of some of the best.? Online scanning does not replace a good anti-virus but they can be useful as a “second opinion” or a scan on the go in your case.

I’ve compiled a list of the top 6 online virus scans that I recommend.? They are in no specific order and should not replace a stable and installed version of an Anti-Virus.

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I have a portable work computer that I always bring around with me to many locations and I am constantly on different networks all the time.? Is there anyway I can run something online, such as a free online virus scanner that can help me maintain a virus free machine!? If anything happened to this [...]

I recently put in a 650 Watt power supply on my old Dell XPS that has a GeForce 8800 GTS video card (the 512mb version).? Is there anyway to actually get a rough estimate of what it uses as a wattage because I was told the 650 is too much for that but I was under the impression you need to have a lot of wattage or your computer won’t run or you will ruin your parts.? Any input to this?

I’ve always been an advocate for using the appropriate wattage for your PC.not that you need more, but you need less.? Most people “overbuy” on their power supplies and spend money on that component and short themselves on other parts in the PC.

The importance behind determining the amount of power needed for the computer is taking into account how much your processor demands.? The graphics card varies its power consumption as well but we’ll look at some charts on how much it usually uses on full load.

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I recently put in a 650 Watt power supply on my old Dell XPS that has a GeForce 8800 GTS video card (the 512mb version).? Is there anyway to actually get a rough estimate of what it uses as a wattage because I was told the 650 is too much for that but I was [...]

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