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Why is Internet running slow and how to speed it up

Posted by stevebell28@rocketmail.com

Why is Internet running slow and how to speed it upSometimes the speeds of our Internet connections are not what they could be. If you’re feeling a bit frustrated at your connectivity speed read on for a few tips on how to get things moving a little faster.

 

 

Back in the day, when connecting to the Internet via a dial up modem was accompanied by an odd medley of electronic tweeting and whistling sounds, connections used to slow down in the late afternoon. It was often attributed to the fact that America was waking up and people on the other side of the Atlantic were yawning their way onto the Internet. This meant that the pipes that Internet traffic travelled down became more congested hence connections predictably became slower in the afternoon.

 

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How to remove toolbars from Firefox (with pictures)

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

Firefox_resizedSo, you have managed to install a toolbar that you did not wanted in the first place, and now it has taken over Firefox; it has interfered with your browser settings and now you want it removed.

 

The good part is that removing unwanted toolbars in Firefox is much simpler than getting rid of them from Internet Explorer, so it should all be very easy.

 

Here is BullGuard’s step-by-step guide to get rid of unwanted Firefox toolbars.

 

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How to make my computer run fast in 4 easy steps

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

How to make my computer run fast in 4 easy stepsWe all know that sinking feeling when your computer decides to slow down and barely function for no real reason.

 

We’re all familiar with the curse of the seemingly endless spinning wheel or non-stop hourglass. And it’s always seems to happen on those days when you need it functioning on at it’s fastest!

 

Why is that? Why does your computer all of a sudden cease to function like a normal computer and transform into the computer from hell that you want to throw out the window? If you can think faster than your computer, we have a problem.

 

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NEWS ALERT – Microsoft Word 2010 vulnerability targeted by hackers – Microsoft issues temporary patch

Posted by stevebell28@rocketmail.com

Computer hacked_resizedHackers have been targeting a security hole in the popular word processing application Word 2010. The attacks are limited at the moment to unnamed targets, possibly a number of organisations, but in the meantime Microsoft has issued a temporary fix pending a full investigation.

 

 

Microsoft has just announced that Word 2010 has a vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers.

 

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Which is the worst computer virus in history? Here’s our TOP 10

Posted by stevebell28@rocketmail.com

Computer virusesComputer viruses come and computer viruses go. But they’re always present. Some slip by without much attention, others cause tremendous damage. Some have slowed the internet to a crawl; others have sought to control every machine on the planet. Get the inside track on some of the most notable.

 

Computer viruses can be vicious little blighters wreaking all sorts of damage and destruction; destroying files, corrupting hard drives, plundering personal details and slowing the Internet to a crawl. Since the dawn of computing for the masses countless viruses have been released. Today, an estimated one million viruses are in circulation and thousands are created every month.

 

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