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Network Security Tips to Share with our Readers

We all know how malware is nasty and how it can harm networks and computers, but day to day users are often unaware of the security threats landscape that populates the web and that can affect their email and smartphones. Even the most careful user can be outsmarted if he/she is distracted for a moment. Therefore, to defend gainst network…

Caveat Emptor: Tips Before Buying a New Computer

Our computers soon or later will show their end of life cycle and will die out. The main reasons why a computer stops working are electrical shocks from storms, hard drive failure and motherboard failure. If we have not backed up our machine, a IT professioanl will be able to recover the data for you. When it is time to get…

What Perception Users Have of Computer Security

For many years we have all been educated to buy security for our Windows computer and companies have been offering many products and solutions to fight against viruses and online threats. Once purchased and activated, we have all trusted that our antivirus would do the job. Nowadays, however, with the rise of sophisticated malaware, the antivirus is not eough to drive…

Windows XP is Dead: Now What?

As of April 9 2014, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP leaving millions of computers without patches. Confusion and misinformation are still playing a pivotal role during this transition period and in this article Pc Doctor wants to take the chance to explain what’s going on and suggest what the best move would be in the post XP environment If You…

Upgrading Networks with a Nas Backup

Most of computer users are used to back up files and folders to an external hard drive, but when the network has multiple devices and more computers, backing up to an external hard drive does not mean always the right choice. Network Attached Storage, better known as NAS is a very reliable backup solution that is plugged in directly into…

Speeding Up Your Mac

For many years Apple has manufactured and sold its Macs with a few memory, causing the users to wait for the spinning ball to end before performing another computer task. Today Apple sells its computers with faster processors, but with still 4 GB of memory which, honestly, does not grant a fast machine at all. With apps, Itunes, videos and…

How to Protect Wireless Networks

  When the first models of routers came out in 2005, users had hard time configuring security, partly because it was described as complicated, but also because people were not aware of the risks. Today, you need to know that wireless connections carry their own, unique security risks. These fall into a range of categories: – Piggybacking: other users can…

Pros and Cons of Cleaning Computer Systems

In a previous post we have discussed the symptoms of a computer that slows down and does not perform well anymore. Cleaning a computer has more pros than cons and the advantages undoubtedly outlast the cons. First of all, a clean computer gains the speed for which it has been built: if you have bought a Core I7 that has…