It's that time again... The "new" computer you bought "a while back" doesn't seem as fast as it once did. And the CD player is making noises it never did before. And it's time to renew the anti-virus subscription - again.
The issues I've described are quite common to all computer users. If we take care of business right away, these issues never grow into real problems. Ignoring them guarantees there's trouble ahead.
Here are a few things you may want to consider.
First - the "renew your anti-virus subscription" message that appears every time you start your computer and log onto the Internet. Whether you use McAfee or Norton or one of the less known anti-virus programs - Do not ignore this warning!
It means that the subscription that came with your system - usually as part of the package - has expired. You are unprotected as you surf the Internet and your system and all its files are at risk.
BULLETIN! MacIntosh and Apple Computers don't have this problem!
Second - Bill and the Boys (Microsoft) are constantly patching their operating systems. These are the programs that control how your computer operates - Windows XP and Windows Vista are the latest systems on the market.
Both Windows XP and Windows Vista should be configured to automatically download and update itself on a regular basis. Ignoring requests for updates is not a good idea. You've already paid for the software, the updates are free and critical to the operation of your computer.
Other common problems include:
Why doesn't my printer work anymore? It used to work just fine with my other computer.
Should I get the Comcast service bundle - Cable, phone and Internet?
Should I upgrade the computer I have or buy a new one? How much should I pay, and what should I buy? Where should I buy it?
What's this wireless stuff all about? Do I really need it in my home or office?
Whether you are a new or existing client, I can help with the kinds of issues mentioned in this message - and many more. If you need assistance with computers and related technologies - digital cameras - video - webcams - PDAs - cellphones, etc.