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You may have noticed that your system has some programs installed you might not recognize. These programs are here for your needs as they may warrant, and to make things easier if you ever have any trouble with your computer.
Below is a brief description of each program we have installed and its purpose.
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Throughout the search for the best protection available today from viruses, we have come across this beautifully written program.
Avast! Free Antivirus is a very well written anti-virus that is a necessity in today’s world. With more than 90% of personal computers in the world constantly connected to the internet, virus protection is not only a want, but a need to have on every computer!
Registration is completely free, but you will need to register Avast! Free Antivirus as soon as you can. The version installed on your computer is a fully functional anti-virus program, but without registration, it will expire in no more than 30 days!
To register, simply right-click on the located in the lower-right corner of your screen. Then, left-click ‘Open avast! user interface’ to open the interface.
In the interface, you should see on the right-hand side a big button labeled ‘Register now’. Click on this button and a screen will appear asking you if you wish to purchase the ‘full’ edition. You DO NOT need to purchase this feature if you choose not to. Simply look for the clickable button, ‘Register’. From here, you simply need to fill out some basic information and you’ll be protected for a year!
You do NOT need to perform a full scan with Avast! Free Antivirus as it keeps track of what it has already scanned and does the work for you! However, if you choose to run a scan yourself, it won’t hurt anything.
Anymore, having an anti-virus is just not enough, with all the spyware, ad-ware, and other malware that can infect your computers. Every anti-virus has built in basic spyware protection, but nothing compared to a scanner focused directly on this issue.
That’s where the programs SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware become very useful. These programs are completely free, though you may purchase to choose the full editions with more features if you want complete peace of mind about your computer (No guarantee, but it makes us feel better!).
Both scanners are very easy to use and have on-screen instructions.
Please remember, the scanners work best if you keep them updated, so always update BEFORE you scan your computer for infection.
We generally recommend scanning once a week, or when you notice something out of the ordinary that recently changed to your computer.
You can generally locate shortcuts to these already installed programs in a folder on the desktop called ‘Malware Removal Programs.’
This full featured and FREE program allows you to do anything that Microsoft Office can do, and it is completely compatible! You can do word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and much more! Here’s a list of what programs do that you might be used to in a different sense or name.
Writer – (Word)
Calc – (Excel)
Impress – (Powerpoint)
Database – (Access)
Looking for a good CD & DVD program that’s free? We already did the work for you. Ashampoo is great whether you want to make a music CD for your car, or backup your data on a DVD. Sure, it might have a couple ads built in the program unless you buy the ‘full’ version, but it does mostly everything you would require of a burning program.
Burn & Rip Music
Create DVD movies
Backup & Restore data
As always, we try to offer the best customer service and make using your computer as easy and non-frustrating as possible. If you require any help, please, give us a call. We don’t mind.
Here’s some common knowledge information for you:
CPU or Processor – The Central Processing Unit. The processing chip that is the “brains” of a computer.
Hard Drive – A large capacity storage device made of multiple disks housed in a rigid case.
Memory or RAM – The temporary holding area where data is stored while it is being used or changed; the amount of RAM a computer has installed.
Operating System or OS – The system software that controls the computer. (Windows XP, Vista, 7)
Virtual Memory – Using part of your hard drive as though it were “RAM”.
Hardware and Software – “Hardware” is the machine itself–the computer, keyboard, mouse and other physical equipment. “Software” refers to the programs you run, which tell the computer what to do.
USB – The Universal Serial Bus, or USB, is a system for connecting devices to computers. In the past, different devices required different kinds of plugs and connections, making compatibility a nightmare. USB has standardized connections.