According to the newly released August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report, there have been as many MBR (Master Boot Record) malware threats in the first 7 months of 2011 as there were in the past 3 years combined!
If you are unfamiliar with the name, MBR malware infects the area of your computer’s hard drive that is first run when you turn on your PC. For this reason, it’s also known as boot time malware.
A recent story by Security Week Magazine stated that in June, “Microsoft warned Windows users about a bootkit Trojan known as Popureb, touching off …
It’s inevitable. Over time, as you use your computer, you will gradually notice a decrease in performance. Especially if you never perform any sort of maintenance.
It’s a lot like your car. The more you drive it, the more maintenance you will have to perform. You get oil changes every 3000 miles, replace filters, replace and rotate tires, and many other things. If you don’t regularly perform this maintenance, your car’s performance will degrade to the point where you can no longer drive it.
Similarly, if you don’t perform regular maintenance on your computer, its performance will degrade to the …
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Across the web you will find many different registry cleaners for Windows PCs. Some are free and some charge a small fee. But what exactly do these registry cleaners do to your computer? How do they help keep your PC performing its best?
To put it simply, registry cleaners are designed to help achieve better computer optimization. It is important to understand that not all registry cleaners are built equal, and it’s even more important to know exactly what you are installing on your PC.…
Like all modern machines, computers need regular maintenance. When performed on a continual basis, PC maintenance enhances a computer’s performance and ultimately its user’s performance. Unlike many other machines, however, computer maintenance is not as complicated as it may seem.
To prevent your computer from running slow and experiencing slow boot-up and program loads, there are several simple activities you can perform. Here are three of the top ways you can prevent your PC from slowing down:…
Running Windows Vista on even the most expensive computer can eventually become a slow experience which may lead Vista users to wonder how to optimize Windows Vista. This Microsoft operating system may look different than older operating systems like Windows XP but functions in the same way which means it can suffer from the same kind of slow downs if free computer maintenance is not used on a regular basis. Keeping Windows Vista optimized on your computer is not a necessarily difficult process but be aware that over time Windows Vista can slow down even with low or moderate computer