We get all kind of
questions about computers. And 9 out of 10 times it will have to do with the
performances of the computer. Your not alone when you think your pc is
running slower then it should. Games are slow the internet is slow and
your asking is it time for a newer computer? Not necessarily!
computers and we would like to sell everyone a new computer. Changes are
if we sell you a new computer in 3 months you'll be in the same boat. If
you surf the internet, get e-mail or download programs then you stand a
change of getting uninvited programs as well.
We put together a little Q & A section to help you get your computer
back on track. We also have a phone support line to walk you through
your not so everyday problems. The phone support line is $35.00 per 1/4
hour (15 min) and can be charged to your credit card. In the mean time
check out the Q & A's - there may be something that will help.
Most of the questions and answers will deal with home computers. If
have a server or network question and don't see an answer in our list
try our support phone line. We'll try to add more questions & answers as
Q. What is a firewall and do I need one?
A. A firewall can come as hardware or software, the most common is
software and if you have Windows XP or Vista it comes with a firewall
application. Do you need one? No. BUT without one you stand a good
change of getting uninvited programs (Mal-ware, Virus and even Hackers).
Q. I have Windows XP but I
would like to add a different firewall program. Can
you suggest any?
A. There are a lot of choices and some may depend on the use of your
computer. If you are in an office on a network you should check with
your network administrator before adding a firewall. But for home use
the one I'm familiar with is
Zone Alarm. You can download the free copy and if you need a little
more they have one with more you can buy.
Q. My computer is
running slow and it takes along time to pull up web sites. Is there
something I can do to make it faster?
A. There are a lot of simple things you can do.
1) Open Internet
Explorer, Tools, Internet Options, General Tab, go to browser history
and click the Delete button. Now pick Temporary Internet Files - Delete,
then do the Cookies - Delete. Close - OK.
2) It may be time to Defrag
your hard drive. To run defrag go to Start, My Computer, and right click
on the image of the C: drive. Properties then Tools, then Pick the Defragment Now.
When running Defrag it can run for 1, 2 or even 3 hours depending on the
size of your drive and how much is stored on it.
Q. I hear it's not good
to keep your computer on all the time, why?
A. If you use a broadband connection (cable, DSL) your computer is
connected to the Internet all the time. This can let hackers work all
night long on taking over your computer. It's also unnecessary wear on
your pc. Not to mention what it is doing to the environment.
forget to call ECM to help you find the right answer to your
computer problems. The phone support line is $35.00 per 1/4 hour (15
min) and can be charged to your credit card. 410-536-0600
Open Monday to Friday -
From 9:00AM to 5:00 PM
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