How to remove

Published 15th June 2006 By Bryce Whitty

AntiSpywareBox is a new trojan/virus that has been infecting users PCs which is a variant of the trojans AntiSpyLab and SpyFalcon which we have written about in the past. There are many posts on other forums with users asking how to remove AntiSpywareBox with little success. On our own forums we have found a method that works, here are the removal instructions for

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How to use MSCONFIG

Published 14th June 2006 By Bryce Whitty

MSCONFIG is a special tool built into your Windows called “Microsoft System Configuration Utility” or “MSCONFIG”. MSCONFIG is designed to help you troubleshoot problems with your computer such it being slow or frequently crashing. As many computer users know, running a lot of programs at once will slow down your computer. What a lot of users don’t know however is that Windows launches a lot of programs in the background that you never see, preventing some of these from loading at startup can greatly increase your computer performance.

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What is my Computers Maximum CPU Temperature?

Published 9th June 2006 By Bryce Whitty

A lot of users frequently ask if their computers are running too hot and want to know their maximum temperature for their CPU is. This article will show you how to monitor your processors temperature and tell you the maximum CPU temperature your PC should be running at.

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Increasing Client Loyalty

Published 6th June 2006 By Bryce Whitty

This is one of the best tips I have learnt in my 4 years of computer repair and it is probably the most simple and effective one.

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Virtual Memory

Published 3rd June 2006 By Bryce Whitty

There will be times when the amount of hardware RAM you have will not provide your computer with all the memory it needs even if you have more than 1gig of RAM. This is where virtual memory comes into use and Windows XP will start to use your hard drive in some creative ways.

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Responding To A Security Incident

Published 31st May 2006 By Bryce Whitty

Earlier this week, a friend inconvenienced by a response to an security incident. The IT Services department (of his University) noticed an attack over the weekend, and as a result several user accounts were compromised. Their response? To give everyone two grace logins before their password expired and their account locked. A message was to be displayed on login, to this effect, asking users to change their passwords before they log in again.

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Windows XP Version and Licensing Frequently Asked Questions

Published 28th May 2006 By Bryce Whitty

A few weeks ago we transulated the Windows XP licence agreement from legal-jargon to english and have had readers ask specific questions about what they are allowed to do with their copies of Windows XP. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.

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How to remove the About:Blank Hijacker

Published 25th May 2006 By Bryce Whitty

The about:blank hijacker installs a browser helper object into Internet Explorer which significantly slows down your internet connection. An infected PC will display a fake directory webpage when IE is opened with the words ‘about:blank’ in the address bar. Here are the instructions to remove it.

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How to fix Windows Update Error (0×80072F89): Installing IE6

Published 24th May 2006 By Bryce Whitty

There are many older computers running Windows 98 out there that need repairs. A lot of the old Windows98 errors that occurred were best fixed with a total reinstall of Windows. However, most disks of Win98 are shipped with Internet Explorer 5 which doesn’t work on the Windows update site. This leaves you needing to update your IE, but you can’t because the Windows update page doesn’t work. This article is about how to fix this.

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Telephone vs. Internet Banking

Published 22nd May 2006 By Bryce Whitty

Several people I know have expressed concerns recently over Internet banking. The news and other media are always running stories on how insecure the Internet is, but lets not forget that it beats the other methods of remote banking by a long shot.

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