PC Performance & Security Blog

The Blue screen of Death (BSoD)

The Blue screen of Death (BSoD) How to Handle the Blue Screen of Death… The “Blue Screen of Death” is one of the most feared Windows errors. The Blue Screen of Death is so feared and so infamous that it…

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Defrag Your Hard Drive for Improved PC Speed

Defrag Your Hard Drive for Improved PC Speed Most of us avoid shutting down our computer. Why? Because it often takes forever for a Windows computer to start up again. Another annoyance is that it can also take a long…

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Keep your info private while online. Here’s how…

Keep your info private while online. Here’s how… Your Passwords Can Be Easily Hacked An alarming fact about the Internet: it takes only 10 seconds to crack a lowercase password that is 6 characters long. Add two extra letters and…

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Slow Computer? It might be the Windows Registry…

Slow Computer? It might be the Windows Registry… The Windows system registry on your PC is a central database that stores and organizes information used to configure your computer. The registry basically acts as the data storage locker for all…

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Sloooow Internet Connection? Try these tips…

Sloooow Internet Connection? Try these tips… Sometimes when your computer slows to a crawl it has nothing to do how busy the CPU is, or how much memory is being used. Instead, there may a problem with your Internet connection.…

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Windows Task Manager: Use it, love it!

Windows Task Manager is a useful and little-known tool that is perfect for both troubleshooting and getting out of trouble. What is Windows Task Manager? Windows Task Manager is a handy system utility that comes installed with Windows that lets…

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Headaches Cured By Hardware Helper

Does Your Computer Make You Cringe? Does the thought of installing a new device on your computer make you want to hide under the cover for days? Do you spend weeks waiting for someone to find the time to come over and…

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Become Your Own Personal Privacy Police

Are You Worried About Your Personal Privacy? Privacy is something to be cherished, guarded and protected. You can’t get through a day in this technology-driven world without hearing about, reading about or wondering about privacy. Everything has a privacy policy.…

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How Effective Is Simply Uninstalling Old Software?

Why Should You Use Uninstall Software? In a fast-paced digital world where technology seems to improve exponentially on a daily basis, older computer programs can quickly become outdated or less useful, taking up valuable disk space on your PC. It’s…

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What You Need To Know About Heartbleed

What Is Heartbleed?   Internet users worldwide have recently become concerned with the “Heartbleed” bug, one of the largest security threats that the modern web has ever seen, and for good reason. It’s a pretty serious matter.   The bug…

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Why Struggle To Add New Hardware When It Can All Be Done For You?

Stop Struggling With New Hardware Upgrades! We have all been there at one point or another. You bought a new device that you are eager to use, installed it properly according to the manual – but when you try to…

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Your Computer’s Registry Is What Slows You Down

Tired Of Slow PC Problems? In the past people needed to upgrade their computers or add memory every few months. Some even needed to buy a new computer every few years just to keep up with the changing technologies or…

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PC Cleaner 3.2 Released

PC Cleaner 3.2 Now Available! Download Now! With regular use, Windows computers and laptops can run increasingly slow. As the remains of files, installed programs, connections, etc. pile into a system’s memory, the defragmentation can inhibit the computer’s performance speed.…

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What Is Defragging?

What Is Defragging? ‘Defragging” or defragmenting your computer is a process you’ve likely heard of but probably have no idea what it means. Whether you’ve heard of it or not, we’ve decided to create a quick and simple guide on…

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How Your Web Browser Works

How Your Web Browser Works You may know the name of your web browser…. but many of us don’t know much more about it and PC HelpSoft would like to share some important thoughts. Let’s start with the basics; you…

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Driver Updates For An Efficient PC

Driver Updates For An Efficient PC Are your computer drivers up to date? Updating your drivers is an integral part to keeping your PC and its devices running efficiently and smoothly! Many people have a tough time understanding what drivers…

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Should I Upgrade To Windows 8?

What An Upgrade To Windows 8 Means To You Is Windows 8 right for you? You’ve probably heard of Microsoft’s brand new operating system, Microsoft Windows 8 and we at PC HelpSoft wanted to put together a quick summary of…

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Facebook Themes with Something Extra… Malware

What is Startsearcher.com and how do I remove it from my computer? Don’t let your browser’s homepage become hijacked! We have had requests from our customers looking for help with a type of malware that takes over the default search…

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