Pc Repair
 
Do I need to bring my computer to a shop or not.

That depends on you. Do you think that you can repair it or not.

A computer is like your car. You need to have its oil changed regularly so that it stays running in top shape.

There are some things that you can do to yourself and some things that you should let a pro do.

I have to say that about half of all computers that I have worked on the major problem is some kind of Virus or Malware.

There are tons of programs out there saying that they will rid you  of them. But Please be careful some of them are Malware. to have you pay for something that doesn't work.

You might ask your self what can I trust, what works?

In my experience the programs below are excellent for keeping your computer safe.

Please keep in mind I have no ties with the products I have listed below I am offering them as programs that I use on my computers.

Virus

If you are running a computer and it gets used. You have a chance to catch a virus. One in four computers in the U.S.A. is infected. Even if you don’t think you are able to get one you can.   If you ever plug-in a usb drive to a computer that was on an infected computer could put yours at risk. I know that most computers that you buy have some kind of anti-virus preloaded on them, and they will protect you for a limited time, wether its 90 days or even a year. Its not a lifetime protection, and NO its not that you have to spend $50 to buy one. There are a ton of free ones available.

On my computers I run Avast anti-virus. It is a good clean small program that self updates. The trial is for 60 days after that you need to register the software( I said register not buy.) for the home version. You can download it from the following Link.
Download FREE antivirus software - avast! Home Edition


Spyware

What is it?

This is software that secretly gathers information about a user while he/she navigates the Internet. This information is normally used for advertising purposes. Spyware can also gather information about email addresses and even passwords and credit card numbers. All without  the informed consent or knowledge of the user.

To combat this I use Spybot Search & Destroy. This Program again is free and there is no Pay version however if you Like what it dose send them a donation.
Spybot - Search & Destroy©®