Archive for June, 2012

Top Secret: Tools that computer technician use to fix your computer

Here’s a secret that most computer technician won’t tell you. Most of the tools that computer technician have to fix your computer are actually free for anyone to use. Here are the top 3 tools that we use on a day-to-day basis to fix typical computer problem

 

1. CCleaner (http://www.piriform.com/). Free program to help you clean up your windows PC. It cleans all areas of your computer including:

* Internet Explorer (Temporary Files, history, cookies, auto complete for history

* Firefox (Temporary Files, cookies, download history, form history

* Google Chrome (Temporary Files, cookies, download history, form history)

* Windows (Recycle bin, recent documents, temporary files and log files)

Also comes with registry cleaner. Advanced features to removed unused and old registry entries

 

2. Defraggler (http://www.piriform.com/)

Use Defraggler to defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files – unique in the industry. This compact and portable Windows application support NTFS and FAT32 file system. Biggest benefit of using defraggler is being able to schedule defrags while you sleep, so when you wake up your pc is much faster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/)

Malwarebytes products have a proven record of protecting computer by completely removing all forms of malware including certain trojans, spyware, adware and rootkits. When it comes to the safety of your computer, Malwarebyte provides the ultimate in protection from the cutting edge of technology.

When downloading the software, we would recommend the free version. It does the job to fix those pesky problem. They, Malwarebyte.org, does offer a paid version that gives you an extra layer of protection, specifically an real-time active malware prevention engine blocks known threats.

 

 

 

If you have any question on how to use this tools just give us a call, 713-623-1266

 

 


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Internet Explorer Running Slow – Check How many toolbars you are using

Is your Internet Explorer Running Slow? Does it take more than 1 minute for your browser to open your home page.

A quick fix is to look how many toolbars your internet explorer

 

We have been doing computer repair services for the since 2002, and the most common computer problem that we fix is when customer call saying that their computer/internet is running slow. One common problem that we see often is toolbars, not just one or two, but a lot of toolbar get installed/added to internet explorer. You want to keep in mind that most of those toolbar are running little scripts that automatic connect to the designer/owner to bring back information back to your browser, for example pandora, iheart radio, etc. The idea behind is that it will be faster to get to what you want automatically; the problem is the amount of toolbars and type of toolbars.

To fix this computer problem is very simple. Here’s what you need to do.

Option #1 – pick and choose what toolbars to disable

1. Open up internet explorer

2. Go to Tools menu, if you don’t see you tools menu, right click top bar and you ‘ll get the option to see the menu bar

3. Click on the Manage Addons option; a new window will open

4. in the Manage add-ons windows, look at the toolbars and extesions tab and click on the toolbar/extensions that you want to disable.

5. Once you finish disable those toolbars click close and that’s it.

Here’s a quick video on how to disable toolbars and extension in internet explorer

disable-toolbar-in-internet-explorer

 

 


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