Entries by Totalctrlit

5 Simple Tips To Speed Up Your PC

One of the best things about a new computer is the speed. It boots fast, opens programs like a dream and generally doesn’t leave you checking your watch. Of course, the longer you use a computer, the slower it gets. It’s tempting to buy a new computer or call a professional, but I wouldn’t just […]

How to clean up the mess left by browser toolbars

You would think that in 2014, we’d have put all the web shenanigans of the 1990s and early aughts behind us, but you’d be wrong—at least for Windows users. Download a desktop app like AVG, Skype, or Vuze and these programs will try to sneak toolbars onto your system or change your default home page […]

dataSTICKIES concept reinvents USB drives as sticky notes

Imagine the possibility of simply using sticky notes as USB drives. You can finally identify what’s on the drive, and stick them anywhere outside your pocket. For instance, storing financial records and placing it in your wallet; or, inside a notebook filled with family photos. Meet dataSTICKIES, a new concept created by an Indian duo of designers […]

Start Your New Year With A Clean PC

Unsavory detritus lurks in the vents and crevices of your computer hardware: Hair, dust, cigarette smoke, and pet dander can accumulate in your PC and also in your peripherals, even down between the keys of your keyboard. Some of it’s just gross. However, buildup on fans and other key components can increase the heat stress […]

Cryptolocker ransomware variant targets USB drives

Security researchers have discovered what looks like a copycat version of the Cryptolocker ransom Trojan that drops some of the malware’s sophistication in favor of the single innovation of being able to spread via USB drives.According to security firms Trend Micro and ESET, the recently discovered worm-like Crilock.A variant (which calls itself “Cryptolocker 2.0”) poses […]

Computer Rebooting Problems

One of the most common problems I see when working on computers is when the computer  automatically reboots or shuts down without user action. The main reasons as to why this happens are, Computer Viruses Malfunctioning Hardware or Overheating Drivers and incompatibility with software Computer Viruses Constant reboot problems can be symptoms of a Computer […]