There's been some recent discussion on the forum about Registry cleaners and it seems that many people consider them to be some kind of cure-all for slow machines or intermittent problems. Looking at the availability and marketing of such programs, it's easy to see why. A quick search found nearly 70 different offerings, including 25 or so free versions, though some of those offer free scans only. Curing the so-called 'problems' then costs money.
There are many sites offering comparisons
Recently, there have been a number of posts and blogs here at Help2Go related to Flash cookies (or Local Shared Objects as they are more accurately described) and how to remove them from your computer. This stems from some degree of paranoia which abounds on the internet related to personal security and the ability to track your internet habits - more often than not based on a lack of understanding of how Flash works, a hatred of anything Adobe (!) or for commercial reasons.
Updated 11-07-2010 at 09:39 AM by arraknid
One of the most common complaints by computer owners is that their machine takes a long time to start up. Whilst there can be a number of reasons why that happens, the usual culprit is the operating system having to load numerous processes that may or may not be required.
Those that are definitely required include your antivirus software and third-party firewall (if installed), but there may be others depending on your machine configuration. That could be a UPS battery backup, an
Updated 11-25-2010 at 02:31 PM by arraknid
One of the many new innovations included in Windows 7 is a much improved system of home networking called HomeGroup. As well as offering easier and more diverse allocation of permissions to shared content, access is protected by a password which, for small business networks, is a necessity.
As soon as Windows 7 is installed, it creates a default HomeGroup. If it detects an existing HomeGroup, you will be given the opportunity to join, but you will need the password. For home and small
Updated 04-04-2010 at 06:11 AM by arraknid