Kamis, 30 Mei 2013

6 Important Security Essential Tips for Your PC

Everyone should know about necessary security essentials for PC to keep you protected against any unpleasant moment. People get online theft and fraud and it must be avoided by getting little knowledge about security features. In this articles some major essentials are ascribe.

Manager programs
Since you have bought PC, you use to install and uninstall many software that cause damages to your computer in various ways. When you install software, it keeps a registry key in windows and upon uninstallation, the key remains there and it get overloaded with such keys. It will create error in your computer. To fix registry errors you must have a registry cleaner. Try Google free registry cleaner. Personally, would recommend Registry Recycler for repairing registry.

Do not Download Crap
If you are unsure about a file or program does not download, it might contain virus or malware that can badly affect your PC performance. It is not deniable that not all free software’s are from trustworthy company.
Some software installs in your computer, access database and shares this data to another network. It is important to install anti-virus software.

Don’t Enter your Personal Info
Never provide your personal information on every other website. Just fill in only those websites where you can trust. For example, don’t click anywhere to login to facebook. The best way is that type address yourself directly in browser. Now type directly www.facebook.com

Trust People, Not Emails
When you are online, many of your best friends and family members are online and you think that they are trustworthy. They often asked you to do things and you actually enjoy. Besides this if some stranger or internet friend ask you to click or do something, you must be aware that it might be risky.

Always have Protection
Computer protection is important and it becomes more important when you are unsure about what is safe on internet. Moreover, you do not have much knowledge on how to protect your PC. In this case, you can install firewalls that enable your computer to protect against threats.

Get Rid of Virus
Internet is full of viruses and its other forms. To be on safe side you must have a good anti-virus softwareinstall on your computer. You must scan your computer in timely manner to avoid PC indulge in different circumstances. There are various free trusted programs available for your help.

These security essentials are important for your computer health. There are lot more updates on internet, you can subscribe to few website to keep yourself updated with latest issues.

Rabu, 29 Mei 2013

Common Issues in Windows 7 Immigration

So, you are all set to move to Windows 7. It is easy but there are some quirks that you must aware of before just put your head into a new Window. First, make sure that you have a clean computer. It means that you must scan your computer with anti-virus and fix Windows registry for smooth functionality..

You can migrate from Windows XP
You cannot migrate from Windows XP is a misconception, which is not true. Yes, you cannot use update of Windows 7 in Windows XP. Many users migrate from one place to another because of easier support but you can still do it.
You can use Microsoft deployment Toolkitthat migrate you from Windows XP to Windows 7 in such a painless manner.

If you have skipped Windows Vista
Windows 7 is being considered as a better operating system than previous. But if you have skipped Windows Vista, you will find Windows 7 an entirely new place. Most of the features and interface of Windows 7 look alike Vista. For Windows XP users it is a completely new place while Vista users may find it familiar.

Incompatible Hardware
Many users are concerned about availability of device drivers while updating to Windows 7. They don’t need to worry much because most of the device drivers in Windows 7 are basic as in Windows Vista. Some new drivers may require you to install a driver that you can check on manufacturer website.

Avoid manual labor
You don’t need to run here are there finding Windows DVD’s and its kind of manual labor that is not gonna land you on appropriate place. You must have Microsoft latest deployment tool. Straightforward tool can make your life easier. Windows Automated Installation comes with deployment image servicing and management. This tool will help you manage Windows 7 deployment over the period. It dynamically provision device drivers and deploy virtual hard drive image. Finally, it helps you creating image and automated OS.

Missing application
You will notice that there is lot of missing applications in Windows 7. It includes Windows Mail, Messenger, Address Book, Movie Maker, and Photo Gallery. Microsoft just not put them in Windows 7 because many users don’t use. You can still have it through Microsoft Live Essentials.

There are issues that can bother you big time. You can fix them all in just a chunk of time.

How to Make your PC Secure

Internet world is full viruses and it is difficult for an ordinary user to deal with such issues. However, knowing a little bit about this would make your life easier. By following some simple actions, you can protect your computer.


Install Anti-Virus Program

The very step to protect you against viruses is to have anti-virus program installed on computer. It is highly recommended to keep your anti-virus program up to date. Daily new viruses arise and only software update can prevent you from those viruses. If viruses are infecting your computer it will enter in every portion of computer and will require you to use anti-virus to get rid of viruses.

Note: Anti-viruses alone cannot 100% remove viruses. For that, you must use a safe and free registry software after scanning PC with antivirus. It will remove virus entries from registry and PC will be free from any further threat.

Set Browser Privacy Settings

You must be aware about website that requires your personal information and what they do with that information. It can use as a fraud or identity theft. If you are on any explore you can adjust Privacy Settings or you can even restore to default settings. Visit manufacturer’s website on how to set Privacy Settings for your browser.


A wall that monitors and prevents data travelling between your computer and rest of the world. It alerts you about suspicious activities in your computer. It also tries to control virus, worms, and other harmful programs.

Use Pop-up Blocker
You must have noticed a small Window appear on web browser when you open a particular website and it needs your permission. This trick usually employ by advertisers but some website keeps malicious or unsafe code. Pop up blocker use to block such content entering into your computer without your permission. Usually, internet explorer and other browsers have default pop-up blocker turn on.

Turn on User Account Control

Few changes into your computer need administrative level permissions. User account control only provides access to approve or disapprove. In this way, it will help you to keep your computer secure from viruses that are making unwanted changes in computer. Whenever, a virus will try to change a setting or installation, Windows will ask you.

Beware of Email Attachments

Do not open email attachments unless you are sure that what this attachment is about and where it is coming from. Open email of friends, family, and people who are added in your contacts. Spam emails have very attractive and believable subjects that urge you to open.

Keep Computer Updated

Over the period Microsoft, launch security and other updates necessary for your computer. Make sure that you are receiving those updates and installation.

Selasa, 28 Mei 2013

Speed Up a PC – Transfer Files to an External Drive

Most people have queries if they shift heavy files/ data to external drive, will they find a speedy system. Yes, it is true. You can transfer various large sized files to external drives to have a speedy system. In addition, you can make a complete backup of your data in external drives.
To speed up your computer and transfer data to external drive, follow the steps mentioned below.

1)      Clean Windows Registry:
First, you need to optimize Windows registry. You must know that registry is the database for all programs. It is affected when programs are not properly installed / uninstalled. Moreover, it becomes corrupted whenever unused keys are left. Therefore, clean Windows registry with the help of free registry cleaner Windows 8 i.e. Registry Recycler. Once it is cleaned, follow the next step.

2)      Install Additional Memory (RAM):
If you have low virtual memory (RAM) in the system, then you need to install additional memory. For example, your operating system requirement is 2 GB; and you have already 2 GB. Still you can install additional memory of 1 or 2 GB. It will boost up your system speed. In addition, lower memory will create various problems while you transfer the files to external drive. Moreover, lower memory may not support large size external drive.

3)      Defrag and Clean Hard Drive:

1.       Make a free space in your system’s hard drive. For this, delete Temporary Files from the Web Browser.
2.       Defrag Hard Drive with the help of Disk Defragmenter/Optimizer
3.       Your system must be cleaned from any threats. Therefore, clean up your system’s Hard Drive and External Drive with the help of Windows free Utility.  
4.       In addition, run a Security Program to clean a system from virus and other malware. A good security program will clean both system and external hard drives. Once they are cleaned follow the next step.

4)      Move Programs:
Now make a backup of your data in the external Hard Drive. However, you can directly copy / transfer the files to it. Try to transfer large files to the external drive. This way, you can make free space in the local drive.

1.       Connect External Hard Drive
2.       External drive is Plug and Play. If not, then install it
3.       Make sure it is Powered On (if it has power button)
4.       Wait unless it is Recognized and Initialized
5.       Copy Files to it.

How to Solve Programs Compatibility Issues in Windows XP

To explore more in the Windows, we often install numerous programs. These programs help us to flourish our comfort level while working on a system. As you know, Windows XP is used extensively in many organizations for user-friendly features; therefore, users want to have latest applications in it. However, problem arises when certain programs have compatibility issues in Windows XP. You may know that these issues are also known as Application Compatibility Issues. If you are among such users who are facing above issue, then you need to optimize Windows XP to solve it effectively. Follow the below mentioned steps.

Program Compatibility Wizard:
With the help of Program Compatibility Wizard, you can examine your programs in various modes. In addition, you can check programs in different settings. If your program is designed for previous version like Windows 98, set the program mode to Windows 8 and run it in Windows XP. It works great for many programs.

Internet – For Fixes and Updates:
At times, outdated version does not make compatibility with operating system. Therefore, install new updates from the internet. You need to navigate to the manufacture website of the program and check whether updates or fixes are available. You can also visit Microsoft official website to find a fix for the program.

Login as Administrator to Install a Program:
Often times, programs are designed to install as administrator. If you are not logged in as administrator, they will show errors. Therefore, first login as administrator, then install the programs. In addition, various programs are designed to use with different Microsoft versions only.

Issues with Compatible Programs:
It is not necessary that issue rise only with such programs that are not compatible. However, compatible programs also have problems in Windows XP. These issues rise if you have upgraded your operating system from previous version to Windows XP. You can solve them by the following procedure.

1.       Uninstall the Program
2.       Delete existing files and folder of the Program manually
3.       Install the complete version of Program
4.       Look for the updates available on the manufacturer’s website

Install The Latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE):
Install and run the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE). It will help you to solve the issues of that Program, which requires java application.

Senin, 27 Mei 2013

Speedup Windows 8 – Useful Tips

I am sure you are enjoying the great experience of Windows 8 on your system. Moreover, it is good to have an operating system installed on your system, which is popular for its speedy performance. However, with the passage of time some users reported for the slow startup of system. It usually happens when you have the burden of processes at the time of startup. In addition, your may face a slowdown situation when copying files because of low buffer memory. 

If you have above issues, then you need to follow the below steps to speed up your installed operating system 8.

Disable Unwanted Startup Programs:
Disable such programs at startup that are unwanted. It will speed up your system boot time
1.       Launch Task Manager
2.       Press Windows key + X (to launch task manager)
3.       Navigate to the Startup tab
4.       Disable the applications that are not required at the Startup
5.       Click OK

Clean Windows Registry:
Often times, corrupted registry influence system’s performance. If you are an advanced user, you can manually optimize Windows registry. However, if you are an average user, then install best free registry cleaner. It will clean your Windows registry and defragment as well.

Diminish Run-Time Services:
1.       Press Windows key + R
2.       Run window will pop up
3.       Type “msconfig
4.       Press Enter
5.       Navigate to the Services tab
6.       Click on “Hide All Microsoft Services”
7.       Deselect the Services that are for no use at runtime
8.       Click OK

Clean Temporary Files:
At times, burden of unnecessary files in the temporary files folder creates snag in the system performance. One should delete unnecessary temporary files to speed up the PC performance in order to have a greater experience with Windows 8
Follow the procedure:
1.       Press Windows key + R
2.       Run Windows will pop up
3.       Type “%temp%”
4.       Press Enter
5.       A new window will pop up
6.       Select all files and delete all of them
7.       Again, launch Run window
8.       Type “temp
9.       Select and delete all files
10.   Launch Run Windows again and type “prefetch
11.   Press Enter
12.   Delete all files in this

Clean Buffer Memory:
Occupied buffer memory affects the system performance. Therefore, one should clean it frequently. To clean the buffer memory follow the below steps:
1.       Open Computer
2.       Right click on the Local Drive
3.       Select Properties
4.       Click on Disk Cleanup
5.       Hit OK
6.       Your system’s buffer memory will be cleaned now

Hopefully, these tips will help you to enhance your experience with the unique Windows 8.

How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 8

Most of the new systems are available with the pre-installed Windows 8. However, the functions of this new Operating system are different from the previous versions. Often times, new users find it difficult to operate. Moreover, they look for the commands and easy actions to delete the temporary files.
You must know the process of deleting temporary files is different in Windows 8. Therefore follow the below procedure:

Step 1)
Go to the Desktop (click desktop icon from the Start Screen)

Step 2)
Press Windows key + R (to launch Run box)

Step 3)
Type “%temp%” in the box and Click Ok

Step 4)
A new window will pop up for Temporary files folder

Step 5)
Select all files and hit Delete key from your Keyboard

Step 6)
After this, a new dialog box will pop up to confirm the process. Check “Do this for all Current items.”
Click OK to Continue

If you find any error, click “Skip,” close all applications, and repeat the process.