Computer Problems Can Kill Your Online Business

It has recently been brought to my attention that one of the major obstacles that some people have to making money online is a serious lack of computer knowledge and expertise that often leads to computer problems. Not so much that they are “computer stupid” as some have told me, but as I tell them, they are simply uninformed. I have seen a few get a brand new computer and boldly go out there with nothing to protect them from viruses, adware, malware and the mirad of things out there that plague us all.

They get out here on the net, totally uninformed that these dangers exist and want to get started in an online business. They figure it out right away that the internet is a golden opportunity to start up an online business with very little start up costs and they end up with computers so virused that they can’t do anything except stare at a screen offering them an anti-virus program that is actually a part of the virus that infected them in the first place, or their computer is so slowed down by adware that their brand new computer can barely move from one page to another.

Now that is good for me on the one hand, because as a side line, I fix their problems for a nominal fee, but on the other hand, you know it would be so much nicer for everyone if they never had the problems at all.

I’ve had to tell some that they needed to take their computer into a specialist to remove all of the virus from their computer before any anti virus program could be added to their computer. (After all, how many can I fix in a day?) A few of them I have cleaned myself, but more often than not, I have reformatted the hard drives and reinstalled windows for them and helped them to set up to not have the issue again. Some of the newest bugs out there are just that nasty.

When it comes to your anti virus program, personally, I hate the freebies. You know that some tools are only worth what you pay for them and if they are free and something goes wrong, you know that the freebie can’t afford a support desk to help out the customer.

My personal favorites for anti-virus programs are McAfee and Norton. They are still the top two out there and when it comes to anti-virus, personally, I wouldn’t mess around with anything less than one of the best. A good anti virus will take care of spyware, and adware plus have a good firewall to keep trojans at bay. I have found these two over the years to be all that I needed for all of the intrusion issues.

When it comes to my registry and other issues, I use some free toys, but I also use the reasonably priced things that there are out there. Cleaning your registry at … Read the rest ...

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What Makes the Various Computer Processors Different?

If you are thinking about investing in a new computer or making changes to a computer that you already have, you will need to understand what the differences are between all the processors currently on the market. This is one of the most important specs to pay attention to, since it is a big part of deciding how quickly your computer runs and what applications it can handle.

Each processor will have a different speed. To figure out how fast a processor is, you need to look at its specifications. The speed is usually given in gigahertz on newer models, while older types will be measured in megahertz. The higher the value in gigahertz, the faster the processor will be.

When you purchase a processor, you are paying for quality and speed. It is very important that you do not go out and purchase whatever costs the least amount of money. Make sure you get something that will work for you.

Before shopping around for a new processor or computer, made a decision about what amount of money you are willing to spend. This will aid you with not overspending. It is never fun to spend more money than you have.

Since the cost of a processor can be quite high, you might realize that your predefined budget is not good enough. If you do not have the cash to purchase a good enough processor, wait until you do. Buying the perfect processor is very important and you do not want to get something that is not good enough.

Everyone who uses a computer does not need a really speedy processor. Many users will find that a slower and cheaper type is good enough for their needs. This kind of processor will be able to support basic applications, such as those that are used for playing music, watching movies, looking at photos, and typing up documents.

There are certain occasions in which a slower or cheaper processor will not do. For example, if you use a computer for creating movies, producing music, or making your own animations, you will have to invest in a really powerful processor. If you fail to do so, your computer applications will not run very quickly and you will become very frustrated.

Processors are responsible for keeping your computer running speedily. Before investing in a new computer or processor, do your homework and check out how much power your most demanding applications need.… Read the rest ...

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