Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $39.99 offer for most Windows users

  Microsoft has already detailed the Windows 8 upgrade route for those buying a new computer, and it’s now finally confirmed what everyone else will be paying when they upgrade their existing PC. Those running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 will able to download a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for just $39.99. That’s a far cry from the…

Replace Boot.ini in Windows XP from a Hal.dll error

The boot.ini file is a hidden file that is used to identify in what folder on which  and on which hard drive Windows XP is located. Boot.ini can become damaged, corrupted or deleted for a number of reasons and is usually brought to your attention by an error message. Follow these easy steps to repair the damaged/corrupted boot.ini file or replace it if it…

Be aware of the new System Security 2012 outbreak

System Security 2012 is another type of Malware and it usually disguises itself as genuine security software interface with the purpose of scamming people. System Security 2012 is created to continue the hazardous activities of Privacy Protection, Cloud Protection and System Security 2011, previously covered in our blog. Though you can not see how this malware messes up your system…

Tips when buying a Laptop, Netbook or Notebook

Netbook also known as Laptop is a personal computer designed for mobile use small enough to sit on one’s lap (and often not recommended). A laptop includes most of the typical components of a desktop computer, including a display, a keyboard, a pointing device (a touchpad, also known as a trackpad, and/or a pointing stick), speakers, as well as a…

Securing your Wireless Network

Wireless LANs are so convenient for us at work and at home, but the downside of having a wireless network is that if we don’t have the proper security in place, anyone with a wireless computer within range of your access point can use the network, They may don’t know how to intercept, read and divert all your data across…

Microsoft’s worried about a variant Malware…

Microsoft has discovered a new variant on a bootkit so malicious that Microsoft’s recommended solution is to reinstall Windows. In a recent blog post on TechNet, Chun Feng, an engineer with the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, warned that users will have to reinstall windows if they are infected with what it refers to as Popureb.E, which now inludes a driver…

Scam Malwares=”Scareware” continue to infect the intertet

Police in the United States and seven other countries seized computers and servers used to run a  Malware=”scareware” scheme that has netted around $80 million from victims tricked into buying fake anti-virus software. You can read about specific examples of these malwares here: and here. Twenty-two computers and servers were seized in the United States and 25 others in France,…

Must have cross-browser add-ons

What is a cross web browser add on?: Cross web browser add on its a software that you can install to provide a certain future that is usually not available on a simple “out of the box” web browser. What is a web browser?: Web Browser its a software to be use to surf the content available over the internet…

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Backup, Backup, Backup…..Peace of mind

In our computer repair center, the most common reason for seeing a customer frustrated it’s not even when you notify them that it will be better for them to buy a new computer, they usually can swallow it really easy. But when you let them know that there’s nothing you can do to recuperate their information on their damaged hard…

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Do not force shutdown your computer

  Most certified technicians are now agreed that the average lifespan of a hard drive is about 3 Years. But an extra care to last that lifetime will not hurt. Did it happen to you that when need to shut down your PC, takes a tremendous time to do so? and often we even have to help ourselves with the…

Googler’s Internet Explorer bug

By reading this article here, our customer’s finally going to realize why we kept saying with so much emphasis not to use IE (Any version), Read this other Article. French security researchers today confirmed the presence of a bug in Internet Explorer (IE) that’s at the center of a spat between Microsoft and a Google security engineer. According to Vupen,…

Read this (after F. I. Service)

When you buy a new PC from retail, you’ll get Windows on it already installed, that version of Windows it’s called “OEM”. And it’s far from being good install. OEM install is well known to have a lot of services and applications running in the background that you really don’t need, and the ones you really need are just trials….

ThinkPoint Virus attack (Scam)

ThinkPoint is a fake antivirus program which has been created by a group of hackers who are thought to be from Russia or Asia. The program will typically install itself onto your computer and start “scanning” for viruses. Unfortunately, this is a total fraud and all the results it will ever show are made up – designed to scare you…

Security Maintenance Routine

Assuming you are using Windows XP or greater version, it is important to make the habit to check every computer that is under your care. The following is a checklist for you to follow. You should also be aware that routine maintenance tends to evolve over time based on an organization’s past problems that might need special attention, if so,…

Automatic Login XP, Vista or Windows 7

Today I had a customer that had his computer login into the administrator account automatically even after setting a password for it through the user applet of the control panel. I found this a very bizarre behavior and finally I found the correct solution for the problem. First I did try to disable the Administrator account but, neither the customer…

ANTIVIR SOLUTION PRO STRIKING U.S.

Antivir Solution Pro is a “standard” rogue (fake) anti-spyware (just like the Security Master AV Virus that make you believe that your computer is infected so that you pay for the full program. As Antivir Solution Pro virus is a scam, If You happen to have this virus, please come to us so we can remove it! Usually this virus…

STOP using Internet Explorer

IE makes it incredibly easy to install malicious software on your system without you knowing about it, mostly through ActiveX. With one line of code (javascript) it is possible to crash IE6 and most versions of IE7. Every single IE user have been chewed down with spyware that hijacks IE and renders the browser of choice literally useless. Even thought…

Use P.R.T. to buy your next PC.

If you are looking for a way to learn how good is the computer you are buying next, You will need to read this page because it gives you a very important tip for PC shoppers. Most of the times when people go shopping for a new computer, they would love to get the best for the cheapest price, but…

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