It all starts here
If your computer is getting old..
You can waste hours and even days trying to get something to work, but
working with physically defective and/or old hardware and incompatible
software will always end in tears.
If you pick up a virus/Trojan/worm..
Eliminating virus infections is not as easy as it once was. Virus writers
aim for maximum operating system destruction these days. You can be 'macho'
about them and try to get rid of them piece by piece, or you can re-install.
A re-install is NOT the easy way out, but it is the best way to ensure that
there is no virus infection left in the computer.
This is particularly
important if you fall victim to a 'telephone' scam and allow the caller
remote access to your computer.
Staying out of trouble..
If you want trouble free computing, don't believe 'too good to be true'
claims, don't mess with registry or system settings, and don't over-clock
Note that the weakest part of a computer system is not always an internal
What you have
to remember is that you can actually make it all a whole lot worse without the
tools and the knowledge to use them. For this reason, my web
site is about prevention, and these pages
deliberately contain only 'prevention' advice.
I have a Blog too..
I generally add six to twenty posts per month,
always topical, nothing in tech-speak, and no punches held.
Internet Usage capping..
Locally, Rogers and Bell both cap Internet usage. At a point in time when
Internet popularity is so high, downloading movies, music etc, it seems like
a mean thing to do. The worst is that if you wander over your cap limit, you
find excess charges on your next bill.
Finding out how much you have download you have left is not easy, but it
can be if you use NETWORX.
It sits in the notification area (by the clock) and a simple right click
on it brings up a useful list of activities related to Internet use. You can
get it here..
offers unlimited downloads on their Internet EXPRESS service for just $10 +
tax per month in Ontario. This is great news for Netflix members and those
of us who are into downloading from YouTube..
Stardock's Start8.. A Windows 8
alternative start menu