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Recent Articles

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Defragging Your Drive: What, When, Why and How

Computers require basic maintenance tasks to ensure they run smoothly and do not suffer performance degradation. One of the most basic tasks you can perform to speed up a sluggish PC is defragging the hard drive.

What To Do If Your Email Inbox Is Overrun With Spam

Chances are if you have an email account, then you have received spam messages. Simply put, spam messages are unsolicited emails that attempt to profit off innocent Internet users. Some spam messages are relatively harmless and simply try to entice you to buy items that you don’t need or that don’t work, but other spam messages can be malicious and contain viruses and other malicious programs.

How To Identify and Avoid Malware

The term “malware” is used to describe a wide range of malicious software programs. This includes viruses and worms, spyware and scareware. Basically, these programs and codes are developed with the intent to steal information, damage the operations of a computer or trick people into paying for an illegitimate service. Malware can include everything from Internet browser plug-ins to programs that appear to be legitimate antivirus suites.

Why Cloud Computing Is More Secure

Cloud computing is considered to be the next major advancement in the technology world. However, there still tends to be a layer of mystery and confusion regarding cloud computing and its security.

How to Correctly Use a Mouse (and Avoid Carpal Tunnel)

Using a computer mouse may not seem dangerous, but potentially wrist-driven actions repeated thousands and thousands of times have the potential to cause carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are the type to use a computer heavily, you face both a high risk for injury and the greatest impact should injury occur. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take.

Introduction to Antivirus Software (Including Recommendations)

Dangers loom everywhere on the internet, and when surfing the net, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Even though you may not intentionally visit suspicious websites, one wrong click to a seemingly innocent site can still leave your computer infected with a malicious computer virus or malware.

How to Keep Your Website From Getting Hacked

There are many different ways websites can be attacked, and often site administrators do not even realize that they have put themselves at risk until it is too late. Fortunately, these seven easy security guidelines can help you beef up your site security and avoid nefarious attackers.

Network Security Basics For Your Business

Network security is often a confusing and frustrating subject. It seems as though no matter how many precautions are taken, hackers can still manage to find a way in. While it may be true that there is no such thing as fool-proof network security, there are many ways that any business can drastically improve.

Spotting & Avoiding Email Phishing Scam Attacks

Put simply, a phishing scam is an attempt by a scammer to trick a victim into divulging sensitive information. While these scams seem simple and easy to thwart, they are actually the top cause of information security breaches and identify theft crimes.

Your Website’s SEO Health Check

Search engine optimization may not seem like a matter of website health, but through my years as an optimizer, I can assure you that it is. Some websites seem clearly healthy, and others, clearly sick.