REGISTRY CLEANERS – SHOULD I PAY FOR ONE?
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”…Read More
WHICH ANTI-VIRUS SHOULD I BUY?
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…Read More
GOT A VIRUS? NO NEED TO REINSTALL WINDOWS
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…Read More
SPEEDING UP YOUR COMPUTER
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…Read More
HOW NOT TO GET INFECTED WITH A VIRUS WHEN USING THE INTERNET
OK the title of this post is actually misleading but for good reason. I’m not just going to talk about viruses but in fact about a range of nasties that can infect your computer. But most of us tend to call them viruses even though many of them are quite different. A computer Virus is…Read More
A QUICK WINDOWS 7 NETWORKING TIP
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…Read More
PASSWORD RECOVERY / RESET SERVICE
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…Read More
HOW TO REINSTALL WINDOWS ON YOUR LAPTOP WHEN YOU HAVE NO INSTALLATION DISKS
Many laptops now come with no Windows installation disk and if they do, it’s not uncommon for people to lose or damage them. This isn’t noticed until something in Windows gets corrupted or the disk gets damaged and a complete OS reinstall is required. With no Windows disk what can you do? Before you even…Read More
SHOULD I SWITCH FROM WINDOWS TO LINUX?
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…Read More
DETECTING FAKE USB STICKS (FLASH DRIVES, THUMB DRIVES, MEMORY STICKS)
Like many relatively cheap high-tech items, the number of counterfeited, faked and hacked USB Sticks is enormously high. If you buy a flash drive from eBay and any number of budget internet shops (including some Amazon zShops), and it seems like a very good deal, then the chances are you might well have bought a…Read More