Short answer: no Longer answer: probably not. Registry Cleaners are very popular and very heavily marketed applications claiming to clean up and speed up your Windows installation. But trying to find unbiased information on them is pretty hard. The spammers and web marketer’s pages dominate any search you care to run with the words “registry cleaner”…

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I’ve searched long and hard for the best anti-virus / anti-malware software and whilst there is no perfect solution, I am happy to recommend a particular product that I have installed on many client system to great effect and of course I use it myself to protect my own systems. My recommendations are based on…

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Speaking to several clients recently, it has come to my notice that lots of people when faced with a disabling malware or virus infection reinstall Windows because they AV software or tips from websites don’t work. Worst still, they are sometimes paying computer engineers to do this. Before you consider doing this please give MobileTechie…

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As a computer gets older, relative to the new software you are likely to be using, you tend to notice it becoming slower and slower. Luckily there are a few easy ways to speed it up and get some extra use out of an aging system. I will start with the easy stuff that has…

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Microsoft has improved the flakey Windows networking model in Windows 7 but it’s still not perfect. The Homegroup system should make networking  a breeze, as long as all the computers involved are running Windows 7. However there are some quirks. One such annoyance crops up when using security apps which include their own firewall. In…

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MobileTechie is pleased to announce its Password Recovery / Reset service for home and business users in Berkshire, Bucks, Hants and Surrey. If you have forgotton or lost your Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7) password, MobileTechie will visit you and get you into your PC or laptop in a matter of minutes. Using the latest…

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If you have heard about Linux you’ve probably heard that it is free, quicker than Windows, more secure than Windows, immune to viruses and very complicated. And details aside, those rumours are fairly accurate. One problem with Linux is the question: “What do you mean by Linux?” –  because you won’t be downloading “Linux”. You’ll…

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