Computer FAQ
February 6, 2013

 

 

This week: Viruses


I have discussed viruses more than any other subject in the years of this column, and here is another warning, from what I am reading in the PC press and you have probably heard in the news reports, that 2013 is going to be a year fraught with viruses and hackers.

In my own case, I had one of my PC’s infected with four Trojan viruses last week. I feel I am careful with my PC’s and network, and have not been infected very often. I don’t do anything more than what I recommend to my clients, have a good antivirus program that runs all the time, looking for incoming viruses and hacking attempts, (Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG, Norton, SPYTBOT), and I set the schedule to scan my machine every day.

I also have at least one other program that I run manually at least weekly and more if I have had infected machines in house (Malwarebytes, Trend Micro House Call, Norton security scan).

I prefer to run the scans at night to avoid impacting my work, but you can run the scan at any time, but will notice a slowing on your PC if you try to do both at the same time. I run the manual program while my machine is idle during the day. Scans can take a long time to run, but that should not be a deterrent to scanning your PC often; better to have to work on a machine that is slow due to an antivirus program than a slow machine due to a virus.

 Next week I will answer the most often-asked question I get, “How did I get a virus?”


‘til next week
Robert

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Index to Past ComputerFAQ Columns:

 
February 6, 2013 VIRUSes EXPECT A BAD YEAR!
January 23, 2013 Protect Your Computer from JAVA Vulnerability
January 16, 2013 Driver Update Managers
January 9, 2013 Unwanted Programs & Tools Bars

January 2, 2013
Randome Loss Of Internet
December 19, 2012 Recovery Disks
December 12, 2012 Warranty Service Part 2
December 5, 2012 Warranty Service
November 28, 2012 Printer Paper Jams - Again
November 21, 2012 Time For New PC?
November 14, 2012 Printer Paper Jams
November 7, 2012 LapTop Fan Coolers
October 31, 2012 Name Brand Replacement Parts
October 24, 2012 Facebook - What's Wrong
October 17, 2012 Waste Of Money
October 10, 2012 Phantom Printers
October 3, 2012 E-Mail Programs
September 26, 2012 Scammed-Clean/Up Your Comp-POP UP
September 19, 2012 What's Wrong With Facebook?
September 12, 2012 Backing Up Your Data
September 5, 2012 Microsoft UPDATE Your Updates-II
August 29, 2012 Microsoft UPDATE Your Updates-I
August 22, 2012 Your Digital Life and Death
August 15, 2012 System Reload
August 8, 2012 Windows 8 On the Road
August 1, 2012 DSL Modems
July 25, 2012 PC Cameras & Your Privacy
July 18, 2012 Recycle Bin and File extensions Part 2
July 11, 2012 Recycle Bin and File extensions
July 4, 2012 DNS changer due date
June 27, 2012 Rebooting
June 20, 2012 Windows 8 REDUX-Again
June 13, 2012 Windows 8 REDUX
June 6, 2012 Hard Reset
May 30, 2012 Important: Updates & Systsem Time
May 23, 2012 SSD Drives
May 16, 2012 User Accounts
May 9, 2012 July 9 "Internet Doomsday" Botnet
May 2, 2012 Recycle Bin
April 25, 2012 USB Disconnecting
April 18, 2012 Passwords - Part 3
April 11, 2012 Passwords - Part 2
April 4, 2012 Passwords - Part 1
March 28, 2012 Back Up Your BackUp
March 21, 2012 WINDOWS 8 Part 2
March 14, 2012 WINDOWS 8 Part 1
March 7, 2012 Update Your PC to Windows 7
February 29, 2012 Update Your PC to Windows 7
February 22, 2012 Update Your PC to Windows 7
February 15, 2012 On Removing Unwanted Programs
February 8, 2012 Re-Install Windows OP System
February 1, 2012 Re-Install Windows OP System
January 25, 2012 Install WI-FI in Your Home? Part 3-Hardware
January 18, 2012 Install WI-FI in Your Home? Part 2-Hardware
January 11, 2012 Install WI-FI in Your Home?
January 4, 2012 Updates AGAIN!
December 21, 2011 New PC File Transfers
December 14, 2011 Alternative To Dial-Up & Satellite
December 7, 2011 System Restore BackUps
November 30, 2011 BACK UP YOUR PC
November 23, 2011 A Threat to The Internet
November 16, 2011 Acrobat 5 Incompatabilities Part 2
November 9, 2011 Acrobat 5 Incompatabilities Part 1
November 2, 2011 Unexpected Shutdowns - Part 2
October 26, 2011 Unexpected Shutdowns - Part 1
October 19, 2011 What Happened??? PATIENCE!
October 12, 2011 More on Moving - 2
October 5, 2011 More on Moving - DSL
September 28, 2011 Browser Tool Bar Clarification
September 21, 2011 Moving - AGAIN!
September 14, 2011 SLOW Running Computers Not Always A Memory Issue
September 7, 2011 FREE-E-Cycling
August 31, 2011 Windows Speed Up/Registry On Line Cleaners
August 24, 2011 New Tecnology-Solid State Drive
August 17, 2011 Help For the "Spelling Impaired"
August 10, 2011 Using 2 Monitors - Part 2
August 3, 2011 Using 2 Monitors - Part 1
July 27, 2011 More Memory Equals FASTER Speed
July 20, 2011 DSL Sporadic Outage in the Valley
July 13, 2011 Automatic Updates-Part 2/Failed Updates
July 6, 2011 Automatic Updates
June 29, 2011 Older Del Running Slowly - Help/Part 2
June 22, 2011 Older Del Running Slowly - Help/Part 1
June 15, 2011 Internet Explorer 9-Part 2
June 8, 2011 Internet Explorer 9
May 25, 2011 Talking With Help Desks
May 18, 2011 Warranty Support
May 11, 2011 Security Certificate Errors
May 4, 2011 Security Certificate Errors
April 27, 2011 Microsoft Failed Updates
April 20, 2011 Browser Updates on IE and Firefox
April 13, 2011 VIRUS Alert!
April 6, 2011 Browser Toolbars Part 2
March 30, 2011 Browser Toolbars Part 1
March 23, 2011 BroadStripe Help Desk MAJOR Blunder
March 16, 2011 Quick PC Tips & Tricks
March 9, 2011 I Cannot READ MY SCREEN-Part 2
March 2, 2011 I Cannot READ MY SCREEN
February 23, 2011 Printers Part 2
February 16, 2011 Printers
February 9, 2011 Digital Divide
February 2, 2011 Dial Up - Yes It Is Still Here
January 26, 2011 Organizing Your Desktop
January 19, 2011 Passwords, Unlock Codes - Save Install CD Info
January 12, 2011 Passwords, Unlock Codes - Importance of BackUp Data
January 5, 2011 Duplicate Photo Finder for PCs
December 22, 2010 DSL Modems-Part3 - Century Link Blinking Lights On Modem
December 15, 2010 DSL Modems-Part2 - Century Link Cayman3300
December 8, 2010 DSL Modems-Part1 - Century Link 6100
December 1, 2010 NORTON Causing Blue Screen Freeze on PC
November 24, 2010 Satellite Internet Woes
November 17, 2010 Moving Part 2
November 10, 2010 Moving
November 3, 2010 PC Back-Ups Part 3
October 27, 2010 PC Back-Ups Part 2
October 20, 2010 PC Back-Ups Part 1
October 13, 2010 Protect PC From Electrical Issues
October 6, 2010 Older PC's need MORE MEMORY
September 29, 2010 To Fix OR Not To Fix Your OLD PC
September 22, 2010 Hi-Jacking of Email Contacts
September 15, 2010 De-Frag
September 8, 2010 CheckDisk
September 1, 2010 Anti-Virus Updates-Part2
August 25, 2010 Anti-Virus Updates
August 18, 2010 Hard Drive Back-Ups CRITICAL
August 11, 2010 BSOD-Blue Screen Of Death
August 4, 2010 Monitor Tricks
July 28, 2010 Strange Things With PC's Part 2
July 21, 2010 Strange Things With PC's Part 1
July 14, 2010 Viruses, Malware & Hacking
July 7, 2010 Removing Unwanted Programs
June 30, 2010 Update Reminders PC Users
June 23, 2010 CompFAQ Turns 500!
June 16, 2010 HP Product Warranties
June 9, 2010 E-Mail Access Part 3
June 2, 2010 E-Mail Access Part 2
May 26, 2010 E-Mail Access Part 1
May 19, 2010 Breaking Your PC Hard Drive
May 12, 2010 Wierd Events - Computer Shutting Down Wierdly
May 5, 2010 RAM, HD, CPU
April 28, 2010 Replacing an Old PC
April 21, 2010 Computer & Software Updates
April 14, 2010 Ipads & Netbooks
April 7, 2010 Trouble Shooting Your PC
March 31, 2010 Virus - Protect Your PC
March 24, 2010 Virus - SO EASY To Get!
March 17, 2010 Registration A Good Idea for Hardware
March 10, 2010 Beeping Internet Explorer
March 3, 2010 Ink Cartridge Refills
February 24, 2010 On-Line BackUp & Phishing Attack
February 17, 2010 PornoViruses Trap Internet Explorer
February 10, 2010 Google Not Support IE6 Soon
February 3, 2010 Good News Bad News
January 27, 2010 BackUp Your E Mail Contacts
January 20, 2010 Removing Viruses
January 13, 2010 Viruses - RUN YOUR PROTECTION DAILY
January 6, 2010 Nasty Viruses Tromp The Valley
December 23, 2009 Win7-Part 4:Monitor & 3-Mo Using
December 16, 2009 Win7-Part 3: Printers
December 9, 2009 New VIRUS-UPS/FEDex/USPO
December 2, 2009 Win7-Part 2: Install Takes Hours
November 25, 2009 Win7-Part 1: Upgrade Barriers
November 18, 2009 Phishing Infiltrating Your Email
November 11, 2009 Your Network Speed May Not Be As Speedy As It Should Be
November 4, 2009 Satellite Data Connections
October 28, 2009 FAKE Anti Virus Viruses
October 21, 2009 Updates A Necessity! -Adobe Reader Info
October 14, 2009 Recovery Disc For Yor PC A Necessity
October 7, 2009 Housekeeping Dust Bunnies & Busted CD Drives
September 30, 2009 Norton-AntiVirus Problems
September 23, 2009 Computer Monitors - Part 3
September 16, 2009 Computer Monitors - Part 2
September 9, 2009 Computer Monitors - Part 1
September 2, 2009 Errors and Updates
August 26, 2009 Internet Browsers - Part IV Flock
August 19, 2009 Internet Browsers - Part III Safari
August 12, 2009 Internet Browsers - Part II Firefox
August 5, 2009 Internet Browsers - Part I Google Crome
July 29, 2009 Re-Connecting Your Hardware Plugs Part III
July 22, 2009 Re-Connecting Your Hardware Plugs Part II
July 15, 2009 Re-Connecting Your Hardware Plugs
July 8, 2009 AntiVirus Programs, Ram & Speed -II
July 1, 2009 AntiVirus Programs, Ram & Speed -I
JUNE 24, 2009 McAfee AntiVirus Issue
JUNE 17, 2009 Keep Your PC Updated & Backed Up
JUNE 10, 2009 UPS - Uninterruptable Power Supply
JUNE 3, 2009 Pictures On Your Computer
May 27, 2009 Favorites Bar
May 20, 2009 Keep Your PC Updated-Part II
May 13, 2009 Keep Your PC Updated-Part I
May 6, 2009 PC Power Supplies
April 29, 2009 Toolbars
April 22, 2009 Conficker Virus & OTHERS
April 15, 2009 Microsoft Update on Where They Are Heading
April 8, 2009 BSOD-Auto Reboot & Back-Up of Email
April 1, 2009 Slow Running PC Fixes
March 25, 2009 UBUNTU - Free Operating System Download
March 18, 2009 Proper Shut Down ProcedureReduces Problems
March 11, 2009 Read The Fine Print When Ordering On-Line
March 4, 2009 DialUp Service in Lewis County
February 25, 2009 WORD 2007 Docs Not Opening on Earlier Versions
February 18, 2009 Comments on MAC VX PC - Which Is Better
February 11, 2009 NEW VISTA Release Hails End Of Support For Previous Windows Versions
February 4, 2009 Anti-Virus Supscriptions May Time Out On Older PC's
January 28, 2009 New Year's Maintenance on Your PC-Clean Up & Defragment
January 21, 2009 New Year's Maintenance on Your PC-Hard Drives
January 14, 2009 New Year's Maintenance on Your PC-Utility Programs
January 7, 2009 New Year's Maintenance on Your PC
December 24, 2008 Managing E-Mails - Part II, Message Rules
December 17, 2008 Managing E-Mails - Part I, Blocked Senders
December 10, 2008 E-Mail SCAM
December 3, 2008 Keeping Your Hard Drive SpaceyRERUN
November 26, 2008 Keeping Your Hard Drive Spacey
November 19, 2008 Photo File Storage
November 12, 2008 HP Paper Feed-Printer Problems
November 5, 2008 Windows-Back To Basics; Deleting Files
October 29, 2008 Purchasing Computer Parts VIA Internet
October 22, 2008 Passwords
October 15, 2008 Part 2 - "Magic Jack" and Voice Over I/P
October 8, 2008 TV Ads That Promise To Speed Up Your PC-Part1
October 1, 2008 Virus BEWARE & BE PREPARED When On Social Networking Sites
September 24, 2008 ALWAYS BackUp Date BEFORE Repairs
September 17, 2008 BSOD - Black Screen Of Death Part 2
September 10, 2008 BSOD - Black Screen Of Death Part 1
September 3, 2008 RAID-Found In Some High-End PC's Causing TROUBLE
August 27, 2008 Reminder Part 2-Virus/Adware/Spyware Protection
August 20, 2008 Reminder Part 1-Anti Virus Programs Should Be Current
August 13, 2008 Transferring Data Part 4-XP to Vista
August 6, 2008 Transferring Data Part 3-XP to Vista
July 30, 2008 Transferring Data Part 2-XP to XP
July 23, 2008 Transferring Data Part 1
July 16, 2008 PC Running SLOW, Due To Updates???
July 9, 2008 Updates To Your PC With Dial Up-Large Files
July 2, 2008 Updates To Your PC Not So Automatic With "Dial-Up"
June 25, 2008 HDTV and Broadstripe Triple Play, Phone Services
June 18, 2008 On-Line Finances-Mortgage Payments & Banks Part 2
June 11, 2008 On-Line Finances-Not So Scary, Part I
June 4, 2008 Vista Service Pack - Update Software Part I
May 28, 2008 Back-Up Your Computer VIA WIndows XP- Part 2
May 21, 2008 Back-Up Your Computer VIA WIndows
May 14, 2008 Century Tel Outlook Express Outgoing Mail Troubles
May 7, 2008 Instant Messaging with Windows LIVE
April 30, 2008 Trouble-Shooting #2 POR for Offline Updates To Windows
April 23, 2008 Trouble-Shooting On Your Own -Error Messages
April 16, 2008 Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewalls BE SURE YOU HAVE IT
April 9, 2008 Recovery Disks After Virus Attack
April 2, 2008 Typing OOPS Returns TROJAN Virus BE CAREFUL!
March 26, 2008 New Service PAK for Vista
March 19, 2008 Virus ProtectionPurchase Anti-Virus Suite - Necessity
March 12, 2008 Virus Protection On Your PC Absolutely Needed
March 5, 2008 Changing your PC System-DSL Issues - Get Advice Ahead
February 27, 2008 Installing New Programs Part 3 Various Issues Resulting
February 20, 2008 Installing New Programs Part 2 Computer Runs Slow "NOW WHAT?"
February 13, 2008 Installing New Programs On PC-Part 1 "Fear Factor"
February 6, 2008 Automatic Windows UPDATES
January 30, 2008 Garbage Remaining After Deleting E-MAILS
January 23, 2008 Software and Game Previews Before Purchase
January 16, 2008 Re-fitting OLD Drives & FREE MS Downloads
January 9, 2008 UPDATES & UPGRADES, Where To Spend Your $$$
January 2, 2008 DSL - GOTCHA'S On Installations
December 19, 2007 "FREE" PC Has Issues Part 4-Writer's Comments
December 12, 2007 "FREE" PC Has Issues Part 3-Phantom F-Drive
December 5, 2007 "FREE" PC Has Issues Part 2-Adobe Reader Issue
November 28, 2007 "FREE" PC Has Issues Of Its Own, Not So Free
November 21, 2007 PC Running Poorly-USB Ports & Monitors; Driver Needed
November 14, 2007 PC or CELL Phone Internet Connection, Which Is Best?
November 7, 2007 Adobe PDF Virus On E-Mail Attachments
October 31, 2007 Lost XP Password
October 24, 2007 Forward E-Mails #3: Delete Petitions, Amber & Virus Alerts, Bad Luck Stories
October 17, 2007 Proper Way To Forward E-Mails #2
October 10, 2007 Proper Way To Forward E-Mails
October 3, 2007 Wi-Fi Install and Security
September 26, 2007 Recycle Old Comps Final Update
September 19, 2007 PC Kit VS PC Hardward/Software Bundle
September 12, 2007 Back Up, Back Up, Back Up IMPORTANT
September 5, 2007 Outlook Express Saving The Address Book
August 29, 2007 Keyboard Troubles With Arthritic Hands
August 22, 2007 Pop-Up Window Warning - Unsecured Web Site
August 15, 2007 Blinking PC Screen During Games
August 8, 2007 One Final Recycle Appeal
August 1, 2007 Recycle Old Computers & Updates To Older PC's
July 25,2007 Century-Tel DSL Set-Up Part 2
July 18,2007 Century-Tel DSL Set-Up Part 1
July 11,2007 Changes Part 2
July 4,2007 Operating System Changes Part 1
June 27,2007 Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
June 20,2007 Shame On You - Computers To Recycle Part3
June 13, 2007 Call For Old Computers To Recycle Part2
June 6, 2007 Call For Old Computers To Recycle By June 22
May 30, 2007 Shortcut Keys To Save You Work
May 23, 2007 Savvy "Right-Clicking" of the Mouse Button
May 16, 2007 Automatic Updates On Your Software -Notes To Know
May 9, 2007 Clean Up PC Hard Drive, Part 2-"Installed Programs"
May 2, 2007 Clean Up PC Hard Drive, Part 1-Using "System Tools"
April 25, 2007 Printing Error Message Screens Being Helpful To Your Comp Tech
April 18, 2007 Downloads To Your PC From Internet-Watch Out!
April 11, 2007 Tips & Tricks From Microsoft For Your PC
April 4, 2007 When Is It Time To "Deep 6" My Old Computer #2
March 28,2007 When Is It Time To "Deep 6" My Old Computer
March 21, 2007 Dead And Dieing PC''s Still Can Have Their Data Retrieved By Comp Tech
March 14, 2007 Viruses Sneak In While Surfing The Net & Dial Up Independentlly
March 7, 2007 Transferring Data Part 3: Copying Programs NOT Good Idea
February 28, 2007 NEW Daylight Saving Time Effects Your PC
February 21, 2007 Transferring Data Part 2: Using In-House Network
February 14, 2007 Transferring Over Old PC to New PC; Not As Easy As It Sounds
February 7, 2007 Improperly Saved Emails /Folders Can Cause Trouble With Outlook Express
January 31, 2007 Slow PC Due To Hard Drive Snags, Not Insufficient Memory
January 24, 2007 Screen On Monitor "CMOS" At Start-Up...What's Up? Part 2
January 17, 2007 Screen On Monitor "BIOS" At Start-Up...What's Up? Part 1
January 10, 2007 Maximize Your CPU Memory For Faster Running Programs
January 3, 2007 Small Memory Size Contributes To Slower Running Computer
December 20, 2006 User Accounts May Protect Entire Computor From DownloadedVirus
December 13, 2006 User Accounts On The PC Keep All Family Members Happy
December 6, 2006 Website for FREE Anti-Virus Protection via AVG Free by Grisoft, Inc.
November 29, 2006 Free Computer Help For East Lewis County Flood Victims
November 22 , 2006 You Must Run Your Anti- Virus and Anti-Adware Programs
November 15 , 2006 Helpful BLOGS And Newsletters From Microsoft
November 8, 2006 PC Acting Up, Scan Disk Insufficient Fix, Re-Installed XP: Problem Fixed
November 1, 2006 How To Block Unwanted Emails Using "Rule Descriptions"
October 25, 2006 How To Block Unwanted Emails Having Certain Words/Phrases Using Filters
October 18, 2006 How To Block Unwanted Emails With Blocked Sender Option/Outlook Express
October 11, 2006 Flash-BlinkExtendedWarranty Problems with eMachine-Conclusion
October 4, 2006 Flash-BlinkExtendedWarranty Problems with eMachine-Part 7
September 27, 2006 Flash-BlinkExtendedWarranty Problems with eMachine-Part 6
September 20, 2006 Flash-BlinkExtendedWarranty Problems with eMachine-Part 5
September 13, 2006 Flash-BlinkExtendedWarranty Problems with eMachine-Part 4
September 6, 2006 Flash-BlinkExtendedWarranty Problems with eMachine-Part 3
August 30, 2006 Flash-BlinkExtendedWarranty Problems with eMachine-Part 2
August 23, 2006 Flash-BlinkExtendedWarranty Problems with eMachine-Part 1
August 16, 2006 Garbage Trial Software That Comes With A New PC-2
August 9, 2006 Garbage Trial Software That Comes With A New PC
August 2, 2006 Beware of Phishing-Stolen Credit Card Dilemma
July 26, 2006 Beware of Phishing- Again!
July 12, 2006 ComputerFAQ No. 300
July 5, 2006 Encryption
June 28, 2006 New Windows Vista Part 3- Good PC Required
June 21, 2006 New Windows Vista Won't Run On Many Older Computers
June 14, 2006 First Attempt To Test Run Windows Vista Beta Version
June 7, 2006 An Almost Benign Virus Savagely Attached to System File
May 31, 2006 More On CD and DVD Audio Formats
May 24, 2006 Audio Formats, What Is Best?
May 17, 2006 How To See What The Dial-Up Is Doing
May 10 2006 Computer Looks Like It's Frozen Part 2
May 3 2006 Receiving Emails Containing Large Photos Make Computer Look Like It's Frozen
Apr. 26, 2006 Cables & Connectors on Your PC
Apr. 19, 2006 Keep Your Windows Upgraded Easily
Apr. 12, 2006 Microsoft May Quit Supporting 90's Versions of Windows, So Get Your Updates
Apr. 5, 2006 Three Good Free Antivirus & Anti-spyware Applications
Mar. 29, 2006 Install Wouldn't Work, Installing Software Requires No Applications Be Running, And Some Applications Must Be Uninstalled To Stop Them
Mar. 22, 2006 Outlook Express Part 3: Save Many Messages as One Word Document to Save Space
Mar. 15, 2006 Outlook Express: Empty "In", "Out" and "Sent" Boxes Frequently
Mar. 8, 2006 Outlook Repair Kit
Mar. 1, 2006 Flash Drives
Feb. 22, 2006 Microsoft Works- a Very Useful, Inexpensive Application
Feb. 15, 2006 "Spyware" to Record Your Kids' Online Activity?
Feb. 8, 2006 All Those DVD Formats- Part II
Feb. 1, 2006 All Those DVD Formats- Part 1
Jan. 25, 2006 Windows Desktop Cleanup
Jan. 18, 2006 Replacement PC Available and Static Electricity Kills PC
Jan. 11, 2006 Printer says "Operator Intervention Required" Part 2
Jan. 4, 2006 Printer says "Operator Intervention Required"
Dec. 21, 2005 No Display in India
Dec. 14, 2005 Adware and Spyware and Removers
Dec. 7, 2005 Email Inserted Objects Get Converted Into Attachments
Nov. 30, 2005 Fine-Tuning Internet Searches
Nov. 23, 2005 Be Careful Paying Bills Online
Nov. 16, 2005 First Fix: Reboot
Nov. 9, 2005 What Is A Modem?
Nov. 2, 2005 Keep Your Computer Setup Sheets and Manuals!
Oct. 26, 2005 Anybody Have A Retired But Decent Computer?
Oct. 19, 2005 More About Phishing
Oct. 12, 2005 A New Way Spammers Phish For Your Info
Oct. 5, 2005 How To Handle Spam
Sept. 28, 2005 When To Replace Your PC
Sept. 21, 2005 Instant Messaging Phrase Abbreviations
Sept. 14, 2005 Clearing Auto-Fill History List in Explorer
Sept. 7, 2005 Using Special Keyboard Characters Like The Cents ¢ Sign
Aug. 31, 2005 Upgrade CD with 121 Improvements But What Are They?
Aug. 24, 2005 Funny Characters in Email
Aug. 17, 2005 Making Backups Reduces Fear of Trying Computer Fixes
Aug. 10, 2005 Giving or Selling Old Computers
Aug. 3, 2005 Deleting Erroneous Login Names and Cloning the Laptop Drive Still Hasn't Worked
July 27, 2005 Badly Infected PC's: Cheaper to Fix or Buy New?
July 20, 2005 Upgrading by Increasing Your RAM Memory
July 13, 2005 Retrieving Deleted Emails
July 6, 2005 Are PC's Fun? Part 3
June 29, 2005 Are PC's Fun? Part 2
June 22, 2005 Are PC's Fun?
June 15, 2005 Non-working Printer Found To Be Just Paused
June 8, 2005 AVG Problems Complicated By An Automatic Outlook Update
June 1, 2005 Printing Problems Possibly Related to Update to AVG
May 25, 2005 Serious Problem with Update to Our Best Email Scanner AVG
May 18, 2005 Challenges in Cloning a Laptop Replacement Hard Drive
May 11, 2005 CMOS Error on Startup Means Replace Battery
May 4, 2005 Switches, Outlet Strips, Windows Start & Shut Down Buttons, UPS's
Apr. 27, 2005 Reader Suggest Bad On/Off Switch in Dead PIII Gateway
Apr. 20, 2005 Microsoft's Free Word Viewer to Open Newer .doc Attachments
Apr. 6 & 13, 2005 Asking Help for a Dead PIII Gateway
Apr. 6, 2005 Various Anti-spywares' Success vs. the Especially Troublesome Virus
Mar. 30, 2005 An Especially Troublesome Virus
Mar. 23, 2005 Deleting Unwanted ID's and Passwords from Messenger
Mar. 16, 2005 How to Block an Email Sender
Mar. 9, 2005 Computer Swallowed Grandma
Mar. 2, 2005 Add New Email Address with Right-Click
Feb. 23, 2005 No Downloads or Games After Updating Explorer
Feb. 16, 2005 User ID's Stored in Cookies by Passport
Feb. 9, 2005 Installing System Monitor
Feb. 2, 2005 Shortcuts to Websites and System Monitor Program
Jan. 26, 2005 Beeps on Startup by Power On Self Test (POST)
Jan. 19, 2005 Where Does MS Messenger Store Passwords?
Jan. 12, 2005 Clean PCI Board Contacts Easily
Jan. 5, 2005 Don't Defrag Too Often, It Can Cause Trouble
Dec. 22, 2004 Try Different Free Anti-Virus Programs to Clean Your Computer
Dec. 15, 2004 A Computer Infested With Over 20 Copies of Trojan Virus Must Be Completely Erased
Dec. 8, 2004 Choosing Folder Into Which Application Will Install
Dec. 1, 2004 Spyware
Nov. 24, 2004 Explanations of Various CD & DVD Formats
Nov. 17, 2004 New User Asks About CD & DVD Drives
Nov. 10, 2004 Windows PC's Hard Drive Crashes, Explanation
Nov. 3, 2004 Question about Windows PC's Hard Drive Crashes
Oct. 27, 2004 Printers and Refilled Inkjet Cartridges Revisited
Oct. 20, 2004 Windows Update Utility
Oct. 13, 2004 Explorer Screen Still Doesn't Refresh Automatically with SP2
Oct. 6, 2004 Yahoo Games Don't Work Without JAVA Virtual Machine
Sept. 29, 2004 More on Phishing, Part 2
Sept. 22, 2004 More on Phishing, Part 1
Sept. 15, 2004 Who are the ISP's in East County?
Sept. 8, 2004 Screen in Windows XP doesn't refresh
Sept. 1, 2004 From India: Computer doesn't start #2, only LEDs and fan come on
Aug. 25, 2004 From India: Computer doesn't start, doesn't show POST Power On Self Test
Aug. 18, 2004 Reminder- Terrorist Computer Attacks Like During Republican Convention
Aug. 11, 2004 More Phishing
Aug. 4, 2004 Three Old Viruses WORM_BAGLE.AF, WORM_BAGLE.AM, WORM_MYDOOM.M
July 28, 2004 Celebrating the 200th ComputerFAQ
July 21, 2004 Sleep, Standby & Hibernation
July 14, 2004 Parts of Windows Screens, such as Status Bar
July 7, 2004 Parts of Windows Screens, such as Desktop
June 30, 2004 Losing the Address Bar and Accurate Communication
June 23, 2004 Spyware and How to Remove It
June 16, 2004 Suggestions for the iMac writer of June 9
June 9, 2004 MacIntosh User Finds Trick to Display Emailed Photos
June 2, 2004 Internet Options "Cookies" Configuration
May 26, 2004 Internet Options Box #2
May 12&19, 2004 Worm_Sasser.B and Clearing Old URL Addresses from IE
May 5, 2004 The F5 Refresh key and other Function keys
Apr. 28, 2004 First Purchase on Ebay and More on Recycling Computer Eqpt.
Apr. 21, 2004 Repairing a Laser Printer and More about Disposing Used Computer Equipment
Apr. 14, 2004 How to get rid of an old PC
Apr. 7, 2004 Another Virus Alert
Mar. 31, 2004 Keeping Both Home and Ebay Pages Open At the Same Time
Mar. 24, 2004 A Complex Alert about a Very Complex Virus
Mar. 17, 2004 A Hoax Virus Can Cause You To Damage Your Computer
Mar. 10, 2004 Should I Reload Windows?
Mar. 3, 2004 HTML Email Viruses: Disable Preview and Receive Only Text Email
Feb. 25, 2004 Spoofing and Zombies
Feb. 18, 2004 Using Spyware
Feb. 11, 2004 Spyware
Feb. 4, 2004 Phishing and the MyDoom virus
Jan. 28, 2004 Microsoft Extends Support for Windows '98 and ME
Jan. 21, 2004 More Keyboard Shortcuts
Jan. 14, 2004 The Lifesaver "Undo" and Other Keyboard Shortcuts
Jan. 7, 2004 Microsoft quitting support for Windows 95 & 98 plus minimum computer requirements for Windows XP
Dec. 24, 2003 The Trouble with Mice
Dec. 17, 2003 System Restore & Windows Safe Mode
Dec. 10, 2003 Backing Up using an external USB Hard Drive
Dec. 3, 2003 SpamSubtract, a good way to reduce spam, also other ways
Nov. 26, 2003 Disgusted about Spam
Nov. 19, 2003 How Vulnerable is Your Computer to Data Theft?
Nov. 12, 2003 Safely Deleting Thousands of tmp Files
Nov. 5, 2003 Finding the Windows Search Button & Misc Program Problems
Oct. 29, 2003 How to Print a List of Files
Oct. 22, 2003 Fall Cleanup Part 3
Oct. 15, 2003 Fall Cleanup Part 2
Oct. 8, 2003 Fall Cleaning of Your PC
Oct. 1, 2003 Explanation of DSL
Sept. 24, 2003 Installing DSL at the Shopper
Sept. 17, 2003 What New Computer Should I Buy? Part 2
Sept. 10, 2003 What New Computer Should I Buy?
Sept. 3, 2003 Protecting from Viruses and Worms
Aug. 27, 2003 Current Viruses "Bast Worm" and "Sobig"
Aug. 20, 2003 Does Microsoft Password Make Changing Passwords Easier?
Aug. 13, 2003 Passwords and Passport Part 2
Aug. 6, 2003 More About PassPort and Passwords
July 23 & 30, 2003 Where Are Microsoft Passport Passwords Stored? and More About Passport and Passwords
July 16, 2003 Internet Explorer Helpful Hint Part 2
July 9, 2003 Internet Explorer Helpful Hint Part 1
July 2, 2003 Some More Icons Explained
June 25, 2003 Online Ordering
June 18, 2003 Followup on Refilled Ink Cartridges
 
July 05, 2000 Introduction to ComputerFAQ
July 12, 2000 Computer Definitions
July 26, 2000 More Computer Definitions
August 02, 2000 Defining Bits, Bytes and Hex
August 09, 2000 Internet Service Providers (ISP)
August 16, 2000 Backup up your PC
August 23, 2000 Backup Devices.
August 30, 2000 What is the slowest PC for Internet Access
September 06, 2000 PC Nomenclature
September 13, 2000What to do with Mail Attachements.
September 20, 2000What Happens at boot up
October 04, 2000Desktop Areas
October 18, 2000Start Button
October 25, 2000Display Made Bigger
November 01, 2000 More Monitor Controls
November 15, 2000 Right Click Display Menu
November 22, 2000 More on Desktop Menus
November 29, 2000 More on Desktop Menus
December 06, 2000 Desktop Properties Menu - part 1
December 13, 2000 Desktop Properties Menu - part 2
December 20, 2000 Desktop Properties Menu - part 3