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Sluggish Computer: Virus and Malware Removal

Are you making an honest effort to keep your computer virus and malware free and yet you still feel like your computer is getting slower and slower as more time passes? Well, it isn’t just your imagination; your computer really is getting slower as time passes. You may even have downloaded one of the many free antivirus or anti-malware programs found online and are doing all you can to avoid clicking on suspicious links, not opening emails from people that you don’t recognize and other harmful things that could potentially hurt your computer.

Computer Slowing Down? It Isn't Just You

While there are some respectable and incredibly useful free antivirus programs available and other good programs that require a monthly or annual fee, these programs are not infallible. Even if you don’t see any obvious signs of viruses or malware being present on your computer, they could still be there. Your computer’s sluggishness could quite possibly be the result of viruses or malware being present on your computer. If you find that your computer has become so slow that waiting for something so basic as opening a word document seems to take an extensive amount of time to occur, then your computer almost certainly has a virus or malware problem and it needs to be diagnosed and the problem addressed.

We can perform certain diagnostics and check your computer for any viruses or malware that may be the cause of your computer’s lack of speed. While we’re at it, we can also clean up any unused files that may be reducing performance merely by being present on your machine. A regular tune-up to improve your computer’s performance is easily less expensive than replacing a computer whenever its performance starts to significantly decrease.

If you are tired of having to deal with slow response times for basic activities, contact us today and we can get your computer running at top speed again.

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Bluescreen Issues

Dealing with the Bluescreen of Death

For computer users, there is little more terrifying than seeing the blue screen of death. It is the true epitome of terror and the ultimate devastation for any computer user. It represents the loss of all of your data on that computer.

Fortunately, all is not necessarily lost. Before you decide that your computer is now only an expensive paperweight now, it is worth your time to consider trying to get it repaired. A BSoD can sometimes be merely a way to safeguard your machine and its data until the problem that caused it is gone and it will shut itself down until this is the case.

Bluescreen Issues

Fix it yourself

Depending on how serious the issue is, it is entirely possible to fix a BSoD yourself provided you follow certain steps. The recommended steps for attempting to fix a BSoD are:

  1. Review the actions you have recently taken on your computer: If you recently installed a new piece of hardware or software, update or install a device driver or install a major update to your OS then it is likely that is the cause of the BSoD. Revert the change and test for the error again.
  2. Check how much free space your hard drive has: It’s possible that the BSoD may be occurring because you don’t have enough storage space on your primary partition where the OS is stored. If this is the case, remove any unnecessary files and retest for the Blue Screen.
  3. Return your hardware to its default settings: Unless you have a very good reason to do so, the resources that your hardware is configured to use should be set to default. Non-default settings can cause a Blue Screen of Death.
  4. Return BIOS settings to their default levels: An incorrectly configured BIOS can cause a number of issues, including a Blue Screen of Death.
  5. Perform a diagnostic test on hardware you are able to test: It is extremely likely that the cause of a Blue Screen of Death is that a piece of your computer’s hardware is failing or has failed

Have a professional repair your computer

Not all Bluescreens can be fixed by user repairs and some of them are serious enough to prevent access to your computer’s system. In this case, the optimal choice is to speak to a professional and arrange for it to be repaired. You might need only a few basic repairs to get your computer up and running again. This approach can save you a lot of money. It’s always less expensive and more convenient to pay for a repair than to have to buy a brand new computer.

Has your computer stopped working? Contact us today to find out what to do about this quandary.