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Computer Technical Support-beginning Of New Age

Remember the school-day definition of the computer, Computer is an electronic device, which accepts data, processes it either mathematically or logically, and gives desired output? It seems so simple today. But when you go in deep scrutiny, the apparent simplicity turns into complexity. How well the operating system, application software and the hardware coordinate and collaborate, is no less than the mystery of our own body functions. Nowadays, you are making use of the computer in a rather complex way, where it is connected with other similar PCs or laptops, routers, printers and more. Probability of error or problem is hard to deny at any stage. It can be simple or complex.

The basic of computer repair and maintenance starts right from home or on your own. You might be aware with some of the troubleshooting steps, and can take care of issues related to slow performance, Internet connectivity, driver conflicts and more. But the growing sophistication and the business challenges have paved the way of computer technical support, as a separate discipline, and thankfully, businesses and enterprises have come to the rescue.

Computer technical support is not mere a phrase, it incorporates the wholehearted support for computer set-up, Internet networking, data backup and recovery, virus and spyware removal, hardware troubleshooting and repair and more. Each and every aspect is again sub-divided according to the demand, like computer set-up includes technical support for installing, activating, updating, upgrading and reinstalling software on the machine, along with connecting peripherals, and taking care of the related procedure, and so on and so forth. All these support services lie in close intimacy and allow you to enjoy the digital world to the utmost.

Cosmic feasibility of the Internet and the advent of remote technology have favored the concept of online computer support, which can go beyond the boundary of time and geography. Tech support experts can look into the system, and can perform the entire troubleshooting on the system as though he/she is sitting in front of your system. The concept has been a boon to novices as well as the professionals, as no more they need to wait, and kill time at local PC repair shop. It has evolved as an effective, safe and easy-to-access mode to fix computer issues at the comfort of your home or office.

Now, online tech support is available either directly from the product manufacturers or from the independent service providers. You might be pretty much aware with direct service providers such as Microsoft Support, Dell Support, HP printer support and more. Otherwise independent service providers are there, which are catering support for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Intuit, Kaspersky, AVG and more. Here, the difference between duos is quite clear; former is brand-specific support, while the later provides support on quite broad range.

The ball is in your court, play the way you want. However, it has been seen that people prefer the independent support owing to its comprehensive nature, effectiveness and easy accessibility. Moreover, the support is available far behind the expiry of the warranty period.

Have You Been Ever Victim Of Computer Virus

Have you been ever victim of computer virus?

With the advent of internet whole world moved to an era that had anything to everything to offer in the terms of information and resources. With so many websites and search engine, any information can be retrieved easily. Really the resources we get from www consortium are elephantine!
As the good things come with bad one; internet and server remained no longer intact from some bad programs and computer viruses.
Viruses are mainly a bad program that tries to manipulate various data on server, website and obviously your computer.
Surfing without any antivirus is more than risk now! For safety of data and computer, computer virus protection comes to rescue!
With so many programmers indulged in compiling bad programs, the number of fatal virus is increasing every day.
These computer viruses once copied in PC from any source, multiplies and make a copy of it’s own at vey tremendous rate. Slowing down of computer or total hardware and software problem are the most common problem, which a user faces.
For fixing these problems we need a computer virus scan daily. While purchasing an antivirus, one must insure that the antivirus is going to protect from any potential damage that may be caused.
Though most of operating systems have anti-malware, anti-spyware and antivirus installed with them yet they require monthly updating to keep an eye over virus database.
Abrasas,Acme,albanet,Anti heuristica,Boot killer,Black Monday,sality virus, multipartite viruses are few that proved to be vey fatal. Some of them even attacked the most secured site and most secured web servers!
You might have heard about winevar virus that was in news recently. Winevar, the worm is mainly transferred through email by attaching itself to a mail. The receiver get messages like what a foolish thing you have done. Its sort of insulting for users! It infects the system and disables security software and launches W32FunLove.499 virus. It also gave a denial message to us security firm Symantec!
Though most of antiviruses are not much potent yet some antivirus like Norton, Bitdefender, and AVG may be used to protect the system in most possible cases.
So have an antivirus and say bye to computer virus!

Maintaining Your Computers Performance

Its 9:00 on a Sunday evening and the phone rings. It is my Dad telling me that his computer is running slow, giving unusual error messages, takes forever to start up or something along those lines. He needs it working tomorrow when the stock market opens.

Three years ago I gave my 80 year old Dad a rebuilt computer of mine so he could check his stock prices without calling his broker all day long. He can get on the internet, read the news, go to Yahoo finance and check stock prices and look at a few other pages that I have saved in his Favorites. That is pretty much it. If anything out of the ordinary happens, he calls me. Other than the time a cricket got into his computer, all that the computer has ever needed is to have a good electronic scrubbing.

I highly suggest that everyone stick to a regularly scheduled maintenance program for their computer. How frequently this needs to be done is dependent on how much you use the internet the source of all of the spyware, viruses, browser hijackers, cookies, temporary internet files and other malware that can affect your computers performance. I maintain my work computer weekly, but this may not be necessary if you do not spend forty plus hours a week on your computer. My second computer that is not used but a few hours a week is only maintained monthly at best.

Here is a list of the things that I do to keep my computers running at peek performance:

1.Always keep your antivirus program up to date and scheduled to run daily at a time when your computer is on, but not in use. I have been using the AVG free version for many years and highly recommend it.

2.Run the free Adaware from Lavasoft weekly. It is a spyware removal program, with paid upgrades available. Adaware removes spyware, dialers, Trojans, browser hijackers and much more. It is best to remove it all regularly since even the less harmful stuff slows your computer down and wastes space. The free version of Adaware will remove most spyware and does not take very long to run, so I run it first.

3.Run Spybot. Spybot is another free spyware removal program. It will often pick up a few more nasties that Adaware missed. This program takes a bit longer to run than Adaware but is worth it.

4.Clean out junk files (temporary internet files, cookies), remove invalid registry entries, another check for spyware, defragment your hard drive and RAM and optimize your startup menu. I use a program called System Mechanic by Iolo Technologies. I bought this program for around $25 not long after Windows XP was released in 2001. I still use this product regularly. It performs these tasks quickly and is very user friendly. This product is a must have and a bargain in my opinion. I am sure System Mechanic has made many advances in the last seven years, but my old version still works very nicely for me (until the custom computer shop I use quits selling computers loaded with XP!).

This may sound like a lot of work to do on a weekly basis, but is well worth it. I do this on Sunday evenings when I am usually lounging around the house watching TV. I set a program to run, check back in a while when it is done and then start the next one. This way, it is not that much of an inconvenience.

See ya. Gotta run over to Dads now to clean up his computer.