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    by Published on 04-21-2011 11:49 AM
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    A computer that won't start is frustrating, but the problem is often easy to fix. The steps you take to troubleshoot the problem depend on your symptoms.

    • You log on by clicking your user accounts, but then you can't open any programs
    • Your computer displays the Windows logo, but fails before you can log on
    • You see "Non-system disk or disk error," or a similar message
    • Your computer stops immediately after you turn it on or displays nothing on your monitor
    • Your computer does not turn on
    • You need to perform a repair installation of Windows XP


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    Published on 10-28-2010 09:05 AM
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    As we discussed in a previous article, Java has become the #1 way for malicious hackers to break into your computer, using Java's numerous security problems to install malware, viruses, or password stealers. This is a problem for ANY computer with Java installed, PC or Mac.

    The worst part is, the vast majority people have NO use for Java on their computer. Java is a relic of the early 2000s, when Java applets added needed functionality to web browsers. It has long been surpassed by other technologies. It is time to remove Java from your computer. Here's how.
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    Published on 10-18-2010 12:10 PM
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    If you have recently installed Adobe Acrobat 8, you may have noticed that it launches a process called FNPLicensingService.exe every time you start up your PC. This program is a necessary licensing utility that Adobe uses for the Acrobat software.

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    by Published on 10-08-2010 11:02 AM
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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will not update and you continually receive the 732 ERROR!!! The cause of this issue is not the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Program itself. This error can occur if your internet connection settings have been changed by software such as a Web accelerator, proxy software, or even security software that uses proxy settings.

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    by Published on 09-10-2010 05:28 PM

    Problem:
    You turn off your computer one day and then go to restart to find an error message that says:

    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
    C:\windows\system32\config\system


    You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-Rom. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair. Do NOT use an OEM "Recovery Disc". Only a valid Windows XP media will work or a disc from the OEM that says "Operating System" may sometimes work depending on how the manufacturer labeled the CD. ...
    by Published on 09-10-2010 04:44 PM
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    One of the most common complaints by computer owners is that their machine takes a long time to start up. Whilst there can ...
    by Published on 08-17-2010 10:19 AM

    Whilst researching something totally different, I came across these:
    Understanding Computers and the Internet | Harvard ...
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    Published on 07-19-2010 01:08 PM

    After the most recent OS X update, PeerGuardian started to report that a process called CIJScannerRegister kept trying to send out UDP broadcast messages to IP address 224.0.0.1. LittleSnitch, a wonderful utility to monitor network connections, didn't catch it. So what is it, why is it sending network traffic, and how can you disable it?
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    by Published on 04-09-2010 10:33 AM
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    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 business users, HomeGroup is an excellent tool, but there is a problem.
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    Published on 02-10-2010 03:26 PM

    Here at Help2Go, we will work with you to remove viruses and spyware from your computer, absolutely FREE.

    The only requirement is that YOU have to help us do it. Unless you follow the directions below, you will not receive a response to your spyware or virus problem. We receive many many questions every day, and as a volunteer service, we can only help those who are willing to help themselves.

    Have we got a deal?  Great, then read on!


    Please note: If you have a general computer question unrelated to spyware or browser hijacks, please post it to the Computer Help Forum instead.

    Before you do anything, we suggest that you bookmark this article so that you can return to it later.

    To clean your computer, first we are going to ask you to run some software. These software utilities are well-known throughout the anti-malware community as being the best tools for the job, and they are free for our purposes here.

    Step 1: SuperAntiSpyware

    Unfortunately, there is no single anti-spyware program that removes ALL spyware. So we use two different scanners to make sure that nothing slips by.SuperAntiSpyware is the first anti-spyware program you should scan your computer with. It is free for personal use.

    Read SuperAntiSpyware tutorial