Is your website online all the time ?

March 17th, 2010

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Probably the answer that comes into your mind is: YES. Well, it is a presumption based on several moments in a day when you check if your website is still there.

Has ever happened that you want to check your website and it was down ? Well, too bad for your hosting company. Because, if you enter only several times a day and you managed to find it down, it is very bad and you should consider moving hosting. Read the rest of this entry »

3 things to do immediately after you install windows

March 16th, 2010

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After windows installation you may not consider doint any change, because everything works fine and you don't see why you should try to improve it's performance. When time comes and windows is starting to load very slowly you will have to do some things to improve the performance.

I know you love visual effects, this is why you won't change to other operating system, but i bet there are many of you who want things to happen immediately after your action. You don't want to wait few more seconds before a new window opens, or after you click something. Read the rest of this entry »

Keep your windows clean, uninstall programs that you don’t use

March 15th, 2010

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Is your windows slow ? Maybe your old computer should perform better if the resources will be used better.

Every program that you install on your windows, it creates registry entries and startup applications that will run every time the windows starts.

This is pain for your computer. It is like so many programs work at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »

What anti-virus software does people use ?

March 14th, 2010

In a poll i ran on i asked my visitors what anti-virus software they are using. The results are good, only 14% of visitors are not using any anti-virus software. 17% of them are using Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 which i consider the best anti-virus around.

Another good part of my users are using Norton Antivirus, which is also a good one but the load it generates to the computer is higher. Read the rest of this entry »

How often you reinstall windows on your pc ?

March 12th, 2010

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An article with this name  was written by me back in 2007, you can read it here . I was always proud with the ability that i can keep the windows operating system clean. It is not easy, but it was easier than installing windows every 2 months. Bookmarks, settings, documents, desktop, browser cache, everything is lost when you install windows again.

Is there a way to clean the windows to prevent reinstalling ? Yes, there it is, if you keep it clean you can keep it as long as you want. My windows, before he died lasted 4 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Website security threats

March 11th, 2010

More and more of our daily computer tasks are moving to the internet. Few years ago i used to have a small software for anything: to tell me the weather, to read books, a calendar software, time tracking software. Now, i use all of them online, calendars, time trackers, document editing.

The bad intended persons may lose interest of trying to get into my computer to show me how i can take advantage of the 500$ antivirus which real cost is 1000$. Now the juice is online. The benefit of getting and placing his offer without approval on a website with decent traffic is similar with infecting hundred of thousands of computers. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Reasons you need an anti-virus

March 10th, 2010

If you are new to computers and Internet, or if you just brought a new computer it is certain that you would ask yourself the question: "Do i need an anti-virus software on my computer ?". We will take the case where you use Windows operating system, if you have Linux or Mac this is not something that should concern you.

It was a time when the viruses were made only by executable files that you must run in order for the system to get infected, and that file was copied from a floppy disk. Times changed and i will list 3 reasons why you should get an anti-virus software. Read the rest of this entry »

Be careful what software you run on your computer

March 4th, 2010

If you are not careful about what you install on your computer, not even an anti-virus can help you out.

I kept my old computer for 4 years without re-installing the operating system, and it was windows XP. What ? You can keep windows XP for 4 years without re-install ? Yes, i can. I clean-up every month, run virus check, defragment, delete old registry entries, remove unused programs, keep directories happy and i kept the same windows installation from 2004 to 2008.

What happened then ? Well, i had kaspersky anti-virus installed, and i wanted to play online poker. I played before that many times, with different poker software, but they keep updating them every week so i had to download a new version. Read the rest of this entry »

WordPress hosting vs Normal hosting

March 1st, 2010

WordPress is a very popular blogging platform and recently it is seen as the best content management system around. I can tell you that at least for small websites it is from far the best. Depending on what you want to do you ma find it best to use a framework, or to use joomla or other content management system, but when it is about a simple website or a blog the best choice is definitely wordpress.

Due to it's popularity, most hosting providers are advertising their hosting plans as "Wordpress hosting" or "Blog hosting". Well, i dislike their way they try to tell people that their hosting plan is made for wordpress. WordPress has so few requirements that any hosting plan can support it. There is nothing special that makes wordpress work, or that makes wordpress easier to manage or install. Read the rest of this entry »

How do you protect your mobile phone ?

March 1st, 2010

Have you ever thought about your mobile phone security ? Probably not, and this is because too many devices phones have limited features so they don't support 3rd party applications to get viruses. Neither java application helps the virus creators. Java creates a virtual machine on the phone, so if that something bad happens it will stay into that virtual machine, he can't access other parts of your phone.

What about smartphones ? Are they vulnerable to viruses ? The smartphone creators are much more careful about security, they really invest some time in it, but that can't ensure that the viruses will never come. Read the rest of this entry »