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Repair or buy new laptop

Before repairing a laptop, people often ask whether it is worth fixing. The price of laptop or other computer repairs may be in the hundreds. The price of a new laptop starts from $400 or even $300, so naturally, when the price of repairs exceeds $300, people tend to decide to buy a new laptop […]

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Free, Fast, and Secure Adobe Reader Alternative - Google Chrome

A good alternative to Adobe Reader for reading PDF documents is the PDF viewer in the Google Chrome browser – which is not a well-documented feature. Though the PDF viewer has limited functionality in comparison to the full-blown Adobe Reader, it is more efficient than the original Adobe Reader. You can view, scroll, and search […]

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How to run an antivirus scan for free, no need to download.

Before calling IT support you may wish to run an antivirus tool which is built into Windows. Microsoft's "coded name" for it is Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. You do not have to download any program. The free Microsoft antivirus tool is already installed on every Windows PC. This is not a full-blown antivirus but […]

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Australians face web blackout, remove malware

If sometimes find that you are unable to connect to the internet or to some websites, you might be affected by malware which changes the DNS settings on your computer. Even if your anti-virus tells you your computer is clean, you might still be affected. To check your computer for this specific DNS Changer malware […]

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Free Microsoft Antivirus review – download now

It is called Microsoft Security Essentials and it has been around since 2009, succeeding Windows Live One Care. Positives: It is free and easy to use. It is faster than other paid antiviruses. It is good for low-end computers with little memory or slow processors such as netbooks and laptops under $400. Negatives: It does […]

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