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    Manual Windows program removal made EASY

    LilFlag So, the program is broken and it won't uninstall. No need to freak out, you can remove it manually using regedit and system restore. Determine which folder in the program files the program is installed in. This is the target folder that you want to delete. Next, open regedit, and press F3 to search for that folder. Be sure to include proceeding ... [787 views]

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    Cryptolocker

    LilFlag It's not very often that I am concerned about a virus or malware that is out there, however, having seen the damage that can be done, We are now offering a prevention utility that will help to stop cryptolocker from encrypting your data files. However, please keep in mind that once your system has been compromised, there isn't much you ... [2241 views]

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    OH NO! My CD-DVD Drive has disappeared!!

    LilFlag We see this kind of problem fairly frequently, usually after someone has installed additional CD/DVD burning software to the system, when it already has some. The first symptom people notice is that, suddenly, CD/DVDs won't play when inserted into the drive like they used to, OR, the new CD-burning software can't find the optical drive. When that happens, Confirm that ... [2191 views]

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    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SITES

    LilFlag This page was getting large so was recently converted to a collapsible version with indices to help you find what you're looking for. Please, if you find a link is not working, let us know. These sites have been recommended mostly due to the high quality of the info, interesting handling/nature of the subject matter, and being secure and malware free. ... [2966 views]

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    Computer Systems: Custom-Built Vs. Brand-Name

    LilFlag The Time to decide is now. Can I afford to spend money now and get the best system I can, or do I want save money NOW, and repair my system down the road. Repeatedly. Because, if you knew what was inside that case, you would understand how the price can be so low at Wally-world. The fact is, that ... [1737 views]

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    Troubleshooting Basic Internet Connectivity

    LilFlag To find out where the problem is occurring, one must take a few steps as follows: First - Check basics: Power on, for all connecting equipment? How about the lights on modem and/or router - are they on and showing connected? If the modem is not showing connection lights, call your ISP (Internet Service Provider). As the diagram below shows, ... [1032 views]

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    How to handle Malware

    LilFlag There are 2 Main Methods of attacking the attackers: The first and obvious choice will be discussed at length, Cleaning the system of its infected programs and related files,preserving the data and configuration as much as possible (sometimes additional steps are required, such as correcting issues stemming from the malware removal). The second choice is more extreme, and involves backing up ... [2851 views]

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    Change the way windows lets you logon (ctrl-alt-del).

    LilFlag Tired of the same old logon, click your icon and type a password? Would you like to make windows a little more secure and 'corporate-like'? For Windows XP, follow these steps: Log on to the computer as an administrator. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts. Click Change the way users log on or off. Click to select the Use ... [3855 views]

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Malware Prevention Package

Our old Anti-Malware software, See Cloud Care Plus (CCP). This is no longer being sold by Expertek. Please see Cloud Care Plus. Up 'til about 2003, I was a Norton Anti-Virus fan. Then one day,. . .

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OH NO! My CD-DVD Drive has disappeared!!

What to do when your CD or DVD drive letter is missing. A software or registry fix. We see this kind of problem fairly frequently, usually after someone has installed additional CD/DVD burning software to the system, when it already has some.. . .

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Another-Layer-of-Security:-RoboForm

A form filler saves time typing, and includes encryption of your critical login data. When cruising the web, you are frequently requested to type in some personal information, like login info, your mailing address, or even your credit card. . .

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Automatic Software Installer/Updaters

Not all software updaters are bad. Try Ninite and Secunia. Problem: Installing and Updating Safe Software SO many Programs and applications, so little time to chase around to each respective site, downloading and updating all those. . .

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Troubleshooting Basic Internet Connectivity

Cannot connect to the web? Fix your own network trouble! To find out where the problem is occurring, one must take a few steps as follows: First - Check basics: Power on, for all connecting. . .

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The problem with a lot of Free Software

Why Free software is sometimes a problem. How to prevent the installation of unwanted software on your PC. Expertek advises on a number of different topics for our customers and one that we've been asked about a lot regards Free Software. Free Software. . .

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Windows Firewall will not start.

What to do when the the MS Windows firewall is broken and will not start. If you go to start windows firewall and can't seem to get it to run, (error 0x80079424) the typical step next is to make sure. . .

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