PC and Laptop Repairs Useful Information

Top Five Common Computer Problems
1. Computer performance has slowed
This is the number one complaint from most users. There are several reason why this has occurred. However, most can attributed to lack of maintenance. Fragmented data, corrupted registry, spyware, and load of unnecessary programs and services running can all eat away at your PC speed and performance. With us managing your programs and cleaning your drives would easily award you a 30 percent gain in performance speed.

2. Lockup, freezes, and blue screens of death.
This is a another common computer problem. However, this particular issue is a bit more serious; therefore, it needs a few diagnostic steps. In most cases this problems are caused by corrupt Windows, driver installation or possibly just spyware. To avoid this problem update your anti-spyware program daily. Having the most up to date signatures will help you avoid having a serious spyware problem. However, if you have concluded that your PC is spyware free. You should update your hardware drivers. The computer cannot communicate with various hardware components without an up to date driver. When it cannot find a driver, the CPU locks up. Also, increasing your virtual memory can also help to avoid freezes. Virtual Memory will allow to you get more use out your computer's RAM. Let us repair your Windows and update your drivers for you.

3. The computer spontaneously reboots or turn itself off.
This computer problem can be usually attributed to a hardware issue. Usually its the power supply is dying or in most cases a dirty or defective cooling fan. The computer trying to cool itself by automatically switching off. So, if you feel a bit of extra heat coming out the computer. Let us clean the fan and make sure it running properly. If your fan is functional, we'll check your power supply. Also, you will be surprised how many people fail to make sure the cables are attached tightly.

4. Strange noises and vibrations.
This is almost totally a hardware issue. You computer is made up of thousands of parts. Its not unheard of that one of them can become unhinged. Overheating can cause expansion of wires and melt something sensitive. High pitch noises such as squealing or whining sounds can be cause electronic components. Whatever the reason, we can conduct a small investigation. Remove the case and run the computer to discover the origin of the computer problem. If its not a simple matter such as a loose wire or fan issue, it may be something more sinister.

5. Your home page, default search engine, or web browser has changed itself.
This is also known as "hi-jacking". Spyware has been installed on your computer via almost anything. This action has allowed spyware to install a java script into your web browser. The spyware then sends a message to your browser to change your user settings. For example change your home page to another web page. It is also a side effect from viruses.

With or without an Antivirus Solution?
As you surely know, most of the computer owners prefer to install an antivirus solution to protect their computer against the infections available on the Internet. No matter if they are provided by Symantec, Kaspersky, Softwin or McAfee, the antivirus solutions are regarded as some must have tools because the Internet is too dangerous to browse without a security utility. In this period, the most powerful infections are distributed via e-mail, file sharing applications or instant messaging clients while the most attacks require the users' approval. Usually, a successful exploitation demands users to run a malicious file that is often blocked by the antivirus tool. The conclusion? An antivirus program must be installed on every computer.

What Is Spyware?
Spyware is malicious code that infects your PC and can manifest itself as things such as unwanted browser toolbars and pop-ups, or if your browser homepage suddenly changes without your knowledge. Spyware also takes the form of tracking files that watch where you go on the web in order to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies. Not only is it a source of irritation but it also affects your privacy too. Removing spyware is an important step in the process of cleaning unwanted files and programs from your PC, keeping it secure and fixing problems.