PC Problem Answered – Why Does My Computer Freeze?

Sometimes, one of the reasons why our day gets ruined is when our computer stops running. And to increase the aggravation your machine hangs during those periods you badly need it to be the most stable, such as when you were just about to save and email your work (or when you were just about to complete a download).

Since your computer stops responding, all you can do is to turn the computer off by pressing on your computer’s power button for a while. All the data you were not able to save before your PC hanging will be erased.

Do these things happen to you more frequently than it is possible to just ignore? You must be asking yourself and your computer proficient pals, “why does computer freeze up so much?” The good thing is you do not have to be inconvenienced by this problem any longer, because there are simple solutions to your problem, “Why does my computer freeze?”

A few obvious solutions to your current computer issue are not opening too many programs concurrently that makes considerable demands on your PC’s resources; or purchasing additional RAM (or memory) in your CPU. These two are usually the reasons why most PCs freeze but there are other reasons that we will further explore.

High Computer Temperature

One of the other reasons why your computer may stop running is because of a defective computer fan. Thus, overheating results in your computer being frozen or unable to keep on operating. You will often find your computer vents and fan are covered with so much dust that air cannot properly circulate inside your machine, so you need to clean them. You should also think about adding a new fan for your PC.

But if you do not know how to install the fan by yourself, you should find a skilled computer professional or technician to do it for you. Also, have the wires or cables inside your computer taped together by a computer professional so that air can circulate better.

Taping is an affordable and easy remedy for overheating but doing it requires some hardware repair expertise. It is critical not to generate even the smallest quantity of electrostatic charge while working around the components of your computer because it will ruin your machine. We do not want you to make your computer worse from unknowingly generating electric static discharge, so if you must do it yourself, get an anti electrostatic wrist strap.

Not Enough RAM

One of the hardware components answerable to your question, “why computer freeze?” can be your RAM or computer’s random access memory. Inadequate RAM will lead to slow computer performance and to your machine freezing whenever you open an application (or combination of applications simultaneously) that require a higher amount of RAM than you presently have. The clear and easy remedy is to get more RAM. You will find that your computer system will be more stable when you do this.

Putting in new RAM in your desktop or laptop is not complicated but if you are unsure about the process, you can simply have this work done by a computer technician.

‘Insufficient system resources’ or not having enough memory for your operating system is another PC issue that can lead to your PC crashing. You will find your PC hanging when you open large applications or play games with intense graphics which uses up a lot of memory.

So in response to your query, “Why does my computer freeze?”; the answer is you are using way too many software programs than your PCs system resources can handle. Or in short, you went over the limit of your PC’s capacity.

Here are a some remedies you can do to stop your computer from freezing due to deficient RAM and insufficient system’s resources problem. First step is to adjust your start-up settings to only run necessary programs to free up your comp’s system resources.

Also make sure to close other apps before opening ‘resource heavy’ programs like games or graphic software applications. If you are attempting to download files while playing a game then this could also be the explanation to why does my computer freeze up so much?

Another way to have this problem resolved is to get a Windows registry cleaning application. The registry cleaner will guide you on how to prevent unnecessary programs from running automatically in the background when you switch on your computer; and by deleting unwanted entries that are causing errors.

All of these functions will free up computer’s resources to allow your system to operate more smoothly. Using highly-rated registry cleaners also makes the work of freeing up your systems resources easier and safer because they have automated backup capabilities which enables you to go back to your old settings in case unwanted changes were made.

Lastly if you’re worried that you don’t have an expert knowledge about computers and you don’t want have time to send it to a shop to get fixed, then obtaining a registry cleaner is your answer. Just use the registry application’s automatic scan and clean program and let it do the hard work for you. Afterwards you can enjoy the advantages of a more efficient and healthy personal computer.

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How to Help Prevent Viruses and Spyware From Infecting Your Computer

What is a virus?

A virus is a self-replicating piece of software which usually sends itself to other computers via email or the Internet. It does not require human intervention. Its purpose is to either replicate, cause computer damage, or both. It typically comes from infected emails or documents and can either do its damage right away, or be like a ticking time bomb waiting for the special day to activate.

Examples of viruses:

Boot viruses such as Michelangelo and Disk Killer load when the computer reads the disk. This type of virus is extremely difficult to get rid of.

Program viruses attach themselves to the executable programs on the computer and replicate themselves to all executables on the hard drive. Again, these are very difficult to remove. Examples include the Sunday Virus and Cascade Virus.

Stealth viruses manipulate file sizes to avoid detection. Examples include the Whale virus and the Frodo virus.

Polymorphic viruses change when they replicate so they don’t look the same to antivirus software or humans attempting to find them. Examples include the Stimulate virus and Virus 101.

Macro Viruses infect Microsoft Office documents (and others) and infects the normal.dot file (the template that opens with Word when you don’t open a file). These viruses infect every document that is opened in the program, and replicates itself to other computers when infected files are shared. Examples include the DMV and Nuclear viruses.

Viruses also got really good at doing something else: disabling anti-virus software. Not only could this particular virus do its dirty deeds after this event, but other malware could also infect the computer without fear of being caught. As a matter of fact, on many routine service calls I would observe that the little anti-virus software icon near the clock disappeared, and the computer user never even noticed the difference (at least until I pointed it out!).

What is Spyware?

Spyware is a general term for malware that is installed on a computer by infected pages on the Internet, or comes from software and other packages that was installed on the computer by the user. Incorrectly labeled as viruses, spyware has proliferated over the last 8-10 years (since about 2000) and has caused many computer users to have major headaches, causing computer reformats and file loss. This type of software is what this document is going to concentrate on.

Spyware can come in the form of Ad-ware, Hijackers, tracking cookies (although not all tracking cookies are bad), rogue security software, ransom-ware (an advanced rogue security software), and keyloggers. New types of spyware include rootkits which can be very difficult, if not impossible to remove from a computer system. I will speak more on that later. The primary point of spyware, however, is that it is a piece of software installed on a computer system without the user’s consent or knowledge, and is typically very difficult (or seemingly difficult) to remove.

Many spyware programs are installed by way of Trojans where a piece of software is installed on the computer from the Internet. The spyware is installed unknowingly by the user at the same time as the “software” giving the malware free reign of the computer. Software that installs this way includes free screensavers, free games, programs from torrents, programs from file sharing (such as Limewire), and other rogue software.

Other spyware programs are installed by way of infected web pages. If you see a page with a popup that comes up and says something like “Warning: Your computer is infected with 99999 viruses. Click here to perform a scan of your computer,” you are witnessing an infected web page and rogue software that is trying to get on your computer.

Ad-ware includes pop-ups, pop-unders, and other advertisements that appear on a computer by way of software that is unknowingly installed on the system. The primary purpose of adware is to get users to click on advertisements which earn money for the person that made the software.

Hijackers (browser hijackers) literally hijack a web browser and take the user to places other than where the user wanted to go. Most of the time even the homepage gets hijacked. Again, the purpose of a hijacker is money – when users click on the links on the hijacked page, the malware maker receives a payout. Hijackers operate technically at several different levels including registry changes, Hosts file changes, browser add-on changes, LSP (Layered Service Protocol) Hijacks, and homepage changes. Removing browser hijackers can result in browser connectivity loss which requires additional (and more experienced) diagnostics and cleaning.

Keyloggers can determine what the user is doing on the computer and record the keystrokes of the user while logging into banking pages, eBay, Paypal, and other websites important to the user. The keylogger software then transmits this information to the “Home” server (also known as “calling home”) where the bad guys can decipher the information and use it to gain user credit card, banking, and other identity stealing information.

Rogue security software and their more dangerous cousins, ransom-ware, are the latest types of malware to cause problems for computer users. The rogue security software pretends to be useful security software, and is generally installed by way of infected web pages in the form of a popup that states the computer is infected with so many thousands of viruses (also known as drive-by download). This scares the user into clicking on Scan Now or OK, which really just installs the malware. The software doesn’t actually detect anything at all, even though it says it does. It then offers to clean the computer for the price of the software. Paying for the software just changes the routine a bit, with the software stating it cleaned all of the infections. Examples of this malware include Spy Sheriff (one of the originals), Antivirus 2009, Antivirus 2010, Security Tool, and Security Essentials 2010.

Ransom-ware is similar in nature to rogue security software, but the effects are much worse. Not only does it want to be paid for, but it will not allow for proper operation of the computer until it does get paid for. Even worse, some of the malware of this type also encrypts all of the data files on the computer – documents, pictures, music, everything, with a 128 bit key that only the programmer knows. Recovering the data is nearly impossible unless the data was backed up onto an external drive, or the user pays the ransom. This software is installed in the same manner as the rogue security software.

The nature of malware programs and why anti-virus software cannot protect you in many cases.

Malware is created by people that understand computers, operating systems, and browsers MUCH better than the average Joe, AND know how to program the computer – and they can be located anywhere in the world. They make their creations, test them, and then send them out of the nest to fly (and infect) on their own. The malware is tested against every browser and operating system the bad guys can get their hands on, and they do their best to take advantage of ANY security holes still available in the software and operating systems.

Many times they learn about these security holes from other hackers, and sometimes they even learn about them from other people that just find them without any intent to harm. Then the malware creators advertise their infected web pages on search engines, or maybe purposely misspell a popular domain name, or upload (some great looking, but infected, software that promises the world to the user) on a website or possibly even a shareware site. The software starts to infect computers, slowly.

What about the antivirus companies? Well, the antivirus and anti-spyware companies (Norton, Mcafee, Trend, AVG, Avast, Webroot, Spybot, Ad-aware, and now Microsoft, etc.) do not even know about this software yet. That is because no one has reported it to those companies. The bad guys are, well, really bad! They don’t tell the anti-malware companies that they are releasing this new software!

However, once the antivirus companies start getting reports of the new malware, they request samples and the sources (where it came from). Then they can start taking them apart (reverse engineer) as needed and work on updating their program definitions so their software can fight the infections.

Definitions are the bits of code that the good-guy software uses to compare the code on the hard drive to and determine whether it is bad software or not. Definitions need to be constantly updated so the good guys can fight the bad guys. Years ago, definitions were updated about once a week. Now many companies update them once a day, or even more.

Now that the malware has been “in the wild” (on the Internet) for some time, the good guys have a chance to update their definitions and possibly update their software (if necessary) to fight the malware. Does that mean that it will remove all of the infections all of the time going forward? NO! There may still be problems with the removal routines, and sometimes the removal routines do not even improve for many weeks, or even months. Other problems can occur because the good software is not able to stop the bad software from running when the computer is on (known as processes). Rootkits are especially good at hooking themselves into the operating system – they can even run in Safe Mode.

Anti-virus software may not help! If the user (you, or a relative, friend, etc) gives the okay to install a program (ANY program) on your computer, your antivirus software will not be able to stop the installation, even if it has a Trojan in tow. No matter what anti-virus software you use, even the “rated-best” software, cannot stop the infection from installing!

Can you see how this is a never-ending, vicious cycle? Can you see how and why your antivirus software will not be able to protect you? Does this mean you should stop using anti-virus software? No, I think not. Anti-virus software CAN help protect you in some cases, and it CAN help remove infections and alert you to changes in your operating system that should not occur. But, it is NOT a cure-all for virus infections, nor can it prevent them from occurring!

HOW do you protect yourself from these bad, nasty infections:

1) EDUCATION and Common Sense must be used on the Internet. That’s right – YOU have power to stop these infections dead in their tracks with no ifs, ands, or buts. If something doesn’t feel right about what you see on the screen, don’t do it!! Don’t press the button.

2) ALWAYS keep Windows and your Anti-Malware software updated – it can’t fight what it doesn’t know! Only run ONE anti-virus software program. Multiple anti-spyware scanners may be used, however (like Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy, for example).

3) Use a software firewall. Windows 7 comes with an adequate firewall that monitors incoming AND outgoing connections. The Windows firewall in Vista and XP are passable but do not monitor outgoing connections (like when spyware tries to “call home”) Check out a free firewall like Comodo Firewall with antivirus – it’s free and it works great. Again, only one anti-virus (and one firewall), okay?

4) When you are browsing, stay away from porn sites, hacker sites, party poker sites, and any sites with funny characters or where the domain name (such as google.com) does not make sense. When you are doing searches on the Internet, be careful what you are clicking on. Don’t just click a site that looks appealing if you don’t recognize the domain. Critically think about the way the domain and the rest of the URL looks. If it looks scary, don’t go there. Same thing with Facebook and MySpace links! Find another, safer looking place to go (think of URLs like you think of a dark alley – you never know if danger lurks!). You can use a website checker (Symantec and McAfee both have one with their Security Suite and AVG uses one, even with their free anti-virus software) but again, remember that nothing is 100% guaranteed.

5) Here is a way to make the bad pop-up go away (note – this ONLY works if you have NOT clicked anything yet and the malware has not infected your computer): Press the CTRL and ALT buttons (hold them down) and press the DEL (or DELETE) button once. If Windows XP or before, Task Manager will start; if XP (with Quick Logon disabled), Vista or 7, click “Start Task Manager.” Make sure the Programs tab is highlighted. Click the all Internet Explorer programs one at a time and click End Task until the bad pop-up goes away, and guess what – You were saved!

6) Some techs advocate unplugging the computer from the power when they see a bad popup like this, or if a laptop, holding the power button for 5 seconds. One caveat to this method, however: this is a hard shutdown, and it can actually ruin your Windows installation and possibly your hard drive. Therefore, I do not personally recommend this method except in a dire emergency. Know the possible consequences however, should you decide to try it!

Other kinds of attacks that the bad guys use to try to get your personal information have nothing to do with installing software on your computer.

Phishing attacks can come from email, or from a rogue web page that is disguised as the real thing. A couple of years ago, rogue emails were sent out to millions of people that looked like they came from their stock broker, bank, PayPal, or eBay. The email stated that the account was in default, or that their password had expired, or scared the user in some other way (this is known as Social Engineering in the computer security world). The user, not thinking about a possible scam, clicked on the link and freely entered all of their personal and banking information into the rogue web page. Needless to say, many people lost a lot of money by not critically thinking about what they were doing, or even looking at the entire domain. Here is an example of a rogue webpage URL: “http:// www. ebay.changepassword.tki.ru”. Note that “eBay” is in the URL, but the actual domain is tki.ru – this would be a Russian website, with the page URL disguised as an eBay page. The title could even say something like “eBay – Change Password.” ALWAYS know the TRUE domain and NEVER provide personal information unless you typed the URL in yourself, or used a trusted favorite (also known as a bookmark).

“When it comes to software on the Internet, we need to ask ourselves – did it come to me, or did I go to it?”

If it came to you, run away (or close the browser window). If you went to it, you probably knew what you were doing and where you were going.

Another security risk on the Internet:

Craigslist has become hugely popular over the last few years and for many people it works well, but unfortunately it is fraught with scammers as well! Here is the way the scam usually works:

You list something to sell on Craigslist.org. You get an email from someone who is interested (they are usually afraid to call!). The person states they are very interested in the item and want to buy it immediately, sight unseen (a definite warning flag). They offer to send you a Moneygram or cashier’s check for much more than the item is worth. You get to keep some extra for your trouble, they say, but they also want you to pay the shipper an extraordinary amount to pick up the item and ship it to the “new” owner. The scam is that you pay your hard earned money for the shipping, lose the item, and to boot the cashier’s check turns out to be a fraud. Not a very good day in Craigslist land, was it?

Amazingly enough, someone tried to scam me in much the same way on Craigslist! I had two people email me after I listed an advertisement to repair laptops that said they had 7 laptops to fix, and the laptops were currently out of state. They told me to name my price and they would ship the laptops. The scam was I would get paid with fake money, and I would pay the “shipper” to ship the computers – but, I would be out of my money, there are no real computers to fix, and the fake money would be lost.

Okay, now that you have this great information on what the malware is, how it gets on your computer, why antivirus software cannot protect you from it, and how to stop it if it tries to get on your computer, what do you do if you still get bit?

You could try performing a “Google” search for the symptoms and look for web pages that tell you how to remove the infection. For example, if you have a box that comes up that will not go away, and it calls itself “Security Tool,” search for that term on Google. You don’t need to go to paid techy sites such as experts-exchange.com; bleepingcomputer.com is a GREAT place to go for advice – a lot of people on that site have tons of experience removing malware and are happy to help for free.

Note that sometimes you are really going to have to get your hands dirty and possibly learn much more about this removal stuff if you want to try it on your own. And, it’s a scary world out there.

But, there is always an alternative. You can hire a professional to help you – you can look in the online yellow pages or do an online search, or look in your local phone book. Choose someone that is reasonably priced but not cheap – cheap always comes at a price you may not want to pay. Look for a business that has been around for a while – ask them when you call how long they have been doing this and what the success rate is. Sometimes the computer is so badly infected it really needs to be wiped clean. You will want your data saved, too. The true pro will offer a flat rate to do all of that. Do not be afraid to ask questions – that is part of what you are paying for.

I hope this report has been beneficial to you, and I also hope that it has helped prevent your computer from getting infected at least once or twice. We aren’t perfect, and even I have had the “opportunity” to do my own damage control once or twice.

Thank you for reading! Have a great day!

Disclaimer: I do not work for, nor do I have an interest in any of the companies that I have mentioned in this report. All company trademarks are of their respective companies.

My name is David Glick – I am a CompTIA A+ and Network+ certified computer repair technician with twelve years of professional computer repair experience.

I genuinely care about my customer’s computers and want to help reduce the number of machines that are infected with viruses. That is why I wrote this article. I hope you enjoy it and that it helps you avoid the nasty bugs that are out there.

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Understanding Online Computer Troubleshooting

Online computer troubleshooting is rapidly becoming the most demanded online service on the World Wide Web. Its popularity clearly shows that many people are suffering the annoyance and trouble of unresponsive computer programs, software or virus corrupted files. The convenience of online computer services made professional and technical computer problem diagnosis and troubleshooting accessible to all.

Common computer problems

Do you hear strange noises and vibrations coming from your desktop computer or laptop? Chances are you have a hardware issue. Overheating can damage the wires and other sensitive components of your computer. Hearing whining and squealing sounds is never a good sign. With regard to computer operations, waiting too long for your folders or computer applications to open is a sign of software problems. This can result from a lack of maintenance, a corrupted registry, spyware, or too many programs running on your computer at the same time. Locked up and unresponsive windows are also commonly experienced. Of course, there is always the blue screen of death. At the first sign of computer problems, you should get online computer troubleshooting services to quickly restore smooth operations.

How does online computer troubleshooting work?

With online computer services, websites usually require clients and potential customers to complete a list of their computer problems. This way, they can recommend the type of computer troubleshooting service as well as provide clients with the estimated cost of that service. In some cases, online service providers may even recommend alternatives to the troubleshooting job so as to recommend the best course of action. Based on the information provided, online technicians can provide clients with educated alternatives for a preferred solution to the clients computer problems. This is particularly helpful when considering repairs over replacement of computer parts, thus giving clients more control over their repair and service expenses.

Regardless of the type of computer problem you have, online computer troubleshooting services providers will provide you with professional on-site technicians that can perform all the necessary fixes, adjustments and configurations in restoring smooth and normal computing operations.

Advantages of online computer troubleshooting

Online computer services basically cater to a wider range of client base. They make necessary computer repairs and tweaks accessible regardless of your location. Using their website, they can easily organize and file relevant information considering your computer operating problems. When needed, the on-site computer troubleshooting provided by these services eliminates the hassles of packing and carrying the bulk your computer cables and hardware to their shop. This sure saves time, money, and gas. In addition, since you are provided with a professional computer technician, his expertise can help protect your computer and prevent future operating problems. Aside from providing the services you require, they raise your confidence that your computers will become more reliable and efficient and deliver better performance.

With the professional services provided by online computer troubleshooting technicians, you enjoy the benefits or having convenient, faster, cheaper, and more practical computer repair solutions that can bring your computer back to its top working condition in no time.

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Buy Used Computers

It may be a hard fact to swallow but the truth is except US, the rest of the world has an ever increasing market for used computers for their greater reliability and low prices. Why is that so and what point US users are missing? We will look into this here.

Whenever one is in need of a computer here in USA the only option he has in mind is buying a new computer or the latest version which includes paying a lot of premium on it with out taking into account seriously whether it is suitable for their use or not. It is usually because of two reasons; 1) the trend that buying a computer means buying a new one only, and 2) the perceived notion that latest is the best. What? You find no problem with these trends? Let us look into them so that you realize what is wrong with them. Both of these conceptions are induced into consumer’s thinking with the help of commercials and ads. These capitalist adverts have made us think that whenever you buy something buy new. And when you buy some thing buy its latest models when we should be buying what suits our needs, budget and manageability. Also there is no guarantee that when we buy new and the latest we will get what we need and find it useful. If you go few centuries back when marketing industry was not into this boost as it is now you will see people bought old things as eagerly as the old ones depending on the usability. Had this idea ‘buy new only’ been an old one than Aladdin of Arabian nights would not have bothered to rub that old oil lamp to use it again. So first of all get your mind free from commercial induced notions; ‘buy the new X model and live a smooth life…’, ‘get the latest X and live a trouble free life…’ because it simply does not happen. Open your eyes and search with their help a Computer that fulfills your needs as well as fit your budget. There is no need to keep up to date with the latest. Be wise and spend intelligently on the one that suits your usage not the new, latest, fastest or most talked about.

Another important fact to know for those still not convinced. Do you know that there are many people out there who prefer a used computer over the latest? Yes there are many who prefer a used computer for some of the features of used computers that do not accompany the new. Used computers are preferred for older versions of operating system and soft wares which give more space to access and store documents and media files. Older versions occupy less space and do not come heavy on the system. Used computers are also preferred for their easy operations as it is less complex to operate them because of which organizations providing computer training prefer them for teaching basics, parents opt for them so that their children find it easy to learn computer and grown ups who encountered computer at the age of 40s and 50s chose them because they find operating a used computer less complex. Victor Epand an expert consultant for computers, laptops and software writes in his article ‘why buy used computer’ “If compatibility (with newer versions of soft ware and operating systems) is found to be fine with then there is no problem with the Used computers”

Now come to basic problem, the American nature ‘not to buy a used thing. In most of the cases where a used computer is not of a very old version the only problem people find with a Used Computer is it was used earlier. My question is; do you really think that a new computer comes straight into your hands after getting assembled? No, it is not possible. Every computer is used and tested for its functionality before getting packed in the box as new!

Also used computers come with better offers and lower prices like those available at Electro Computer Warehouse so just think what else you can buy along with the computer this time or how much you can save. On a used computer you pay less, save premium and get yourself free from worries because a used computer is easily replaceable. So buy a new computer, grapple with it and change it when you learn what suits you more.

In today’s days of on going recession, used computers are the best solution for the budget conscious users. Just choose one from wide range available at Electro Computer Warehouse and see for yourself because those who ever bought a used computer hardly buy a new next time. So choose yourself…

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Computers – Help Your Laptop and Desktop to Run Smoothly

Your laptop or desktop computer and its systems, however sophisticated and complex they may appear to be (and actually are) at face value, are also susceptible to freezes, crashes, the BSD (the feared Blue Screen of Death) or at worst a complete and total breakdown of your system.

How this affects you will depend considerably upon the nature of the failure and what you were doing at the time of the failure. For instance, if you do not store important data on your computer and it has a complete breakdown whilst you were engaged in nothing particularly important, this will not be a particularly big deal for you.

However, if you do store data on your desktop or laptop computer and you have not backed up that data, a total system breakdown could have the most disastrous of consequences, not only for your personal convenience, but also for your commercial situation.

When you relate the latter hypothesis to the fact that a personal computer, whether it is a laptop or desktop, has become almost an essential for the vast majority of people in the world, either in the personal field or in their business and financial lives, the importance of doing everything possible to avoid a computer failure becomes all the more palpable.

But how do you minimize the chances of this happening?

The first and absolute rule is to make sure that your computer is not vulnerable to attack from outside parties. There are literally millions of infections that can invade your operating system and your hard drives that can, quite literally, disable your computers. All kinds of virus, malware and spyware is out there waiting to slip inside the computer’s defences, if there is even a small trace of vulnerability. Trojan horse, keyloggers and a variety of other infections can not only make your computer stop operating as it should do, or altogether, in some cases. They can also steal valuable files and dishonestly obtain sensitive stored There are numerous types of infections out there. An up to date protection system is therefore vital if you want to preserve the safety of your computer and the information stored on it. Antivirus protection and anti-malware and anti-spyware programmes are all available, often at no cost. These can ensure that your laptop or desktop continues to work and safely store your information. The best way of accessing these protection programmes is by checking out computer review sites on the internet. There you will be able to share advice from other computer enthusiasts about the best deals available to you. Whatever you do, and however you do it, make sure that you get your computer protected. It is the single most important thing to do.

Of course, it is possible that you will become infected with a virus, even with the best of protection. In that case there are tools that can be employed to eradicate the infection or you can get online advice about how to eliminate the threat manually. Modern operating systems such as Windows also provides a system restore programme, which will put your system back into the shape it was in before the computer was infected.

However, not all viruses will be eliminated by using system restore in this way, so a total clean up is usually necessary. Sadly, some viruses are so stubborn or so skilful in hiding themselves within your computer that the only way that you can be sure to get rid of them is by formatting your hard and reloading your operating system and your files and programmes from the manufacturer’s CD. It is vital therefore, that you back up all your files on a regular basis so that they can be reloaded onto your computer if you do indeed need to carry out a format. If you are storing important information it probably makes sense to back this information up – meaning copying it onto some portable storage medium such as a CD or a USB drive or an external hard drive – at least once every week. That way your files will be protected and capable of being restored to your computer if you are unlucky enough to have to carry out a complete re-writing of your hard drive. The vast majority of computers have a large amount of random access memory (commonly referred to as RAM) The amount of RAM will affect how quickly your processes run. If you have an older desktop or laptop computer and it is running more slowly than you would like you may consider upgrading the amount of RAM. Memory cards can be purchased easily on the internet and you might be pleasantly surprised at the increased efficiency of your computer after carrying out an upgrade.

The same can also be said about reducing the amount of data held on your hard disk. The fuller this hard disk is the slower your computer is likely to run. There are two basic ways to free up space on your hard drive. The first of these is simply to uninstall any unnecessary or unused programmes that you have stored there. This can free up lots of hard disk space, particularly if you are uninstalling large programmes. The second way is to defragment your hard drive. This process collects the files on your computer that have become fragmented and re-organises then tidily, thus saving space and also causing the programmes to run more efficiently. If you find that you still have simply too much stored on your computer you might try to move photographs and other heavy space using files, such as media files onto an external hard drive. This can also free up lots of space.

The final option is to buy a new hard drive and install this in place of your old one. This is an option, which, unlike the upgrading of your RAM, is likely to require the help of a computer engineer. You might also want to look at the number of programmes that automatically start up when you turn on your computer. When you download or add certain programmes they write themselves to start up every time your computer switches on. This can cause a long wait for all of these programmes to load.

The more of these you remove at start up the quicker your computer will be in loading.

Finally, you might with to consider cleaning up your registry entries so that unnecessary entries are removed. It is advisable to be very careful when doing this and it is probably best not to try it at all unless you know what you are doing because you may disable your computer altogether. However, if you do know what you are doing, tidying up the registry can have a very positive impact on the performance of your computer.


In summary, there are several ways that you can enhance the performance of your computer. There are also ways of cleaning up your computer if it becomes affected by an infection. However the best advice that anyone could give is that it better to be safe than sorry. So protect your computer from these threats at all times.

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Massage in Bucharest

Recognize it! You’re busy! And so must be! That’s what life is like! But you want more than that, you want to do more for yourself and massage can help. Because massage makes more than a simple relaxation of the mind and body. It keeps your body in shape and gives you enough energy to make you enjoy a longer life better than you do it today.

Massage releases stress. At the moment, stress is a universal evil. Every time you are late, every time you avoid a car in traffic, every time you have trouble working, stress is doing his job. Each time adrenaline increases heart rate and cortisone levels and organs respond to the measure. You will be in a state of nerves and constant agitation.
When there is no release of stress, serious problems such as an upset stomach, hypertension, sleep disturbances, chest pain, or existing illness may worsen.

Some of the changes that may occur are: Anxiety, lack of concentration, depression, permanent fatigue, muscle or bone pain, sexual dysfunction, excessive sleep or insomnia

All these stress-related problems can be diminished and some can be totally eliminated by massage. The researchers concluded that a massage session can lower heart rate and blood pressure, relax your muscles and increase endorphin production. The massage also releases serotonin and dopamine and the result is a general relaxation, both physical and mental.
Our body care must be at the top of the priorities.
By adding the massage to your routine you will look much better and you will be much healthier and relaxed. Massage can improve your vitality and mood. Massage can prepare for a long and beautiful life.

Our masseuses personalize each massage session according to the needs of the individual.
Our massage parlors offer a variety of relaxation styles and techniques to help you. Apart from relaxing, massage can be a powerful ally in reducing pain, increasing energy levels, improving mental and physical performance

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After a massage session, you will see how the mental prospects are enriched, the body allows easier handling, better pressure resistance, relaxation and mental alertness, calm and creative thinking.
When you have the impression or force yourself to stay straight, your body is not actually aligned properly. Not only does the posture look bad, but it forces some of the muscles to go muddy all day, while others become weaker. After a long time, the incorrect position may cause other drops. For example, internal organs press on what affects digestion, breathing ability is also diminished, which means that much less blood and oxygen reaches the brain and hence all sorts of other complications.

Massage allows you to return your body to the track. Allowing the body to make healthy and accurate movements is one of the greatest benefits of massage. Massage can relax and restore muscles injured by bad posture, allowing the body to position itself in a natural, painless position.
Apart from posture, there is also anxiety. One of the signs of anxiety and stress can also be heavy breathing. When the body begins to breathe too little and deeply instead of breathing at a natural rithm, it is impossible for one to relax. One reason may also be that the chest muscles and the abdomen get tightened and the air gets harder.

Massage plays an important role in learning the body how to relax and how to improve breathing. Respiratory problems such as allergies, sinuses, asthma or bronchitis are a group of conditions that can benefit from massage. In fact, massage can have a positive impact on respiratory function.

Many of the muscles in the front and back of the upper part of the body are breathing accessory. When these muscles are tight and shorten they can block normal breathing and interrupt effective breathing natural rithm. Massage techniques for stretching and relaxing these muscles improves breathing function and breathability. Massage leads to an opening of the chest as well as structural alignment and nerve dilatation that are required for optimal pulmonary function. A good way to treat respiratory problems with massage is the taping made in Swedish massage. When done on the back, along with vibrations, it can detach the mucus from the lungs and can clean the airways for better later function.

Massage not only relaxes muscles, but helps people become aware of daily stress levels. Once the body recognizes what really means relaxation, the mind can rest easily relax before the stress becomes cornice and harmful. This will help you enjoy a balanced life. Massage controls breathing, allows the mind to re-create relaxation before the occurrence of chronic and harmful stress and increases the level of energy.