Improve Your Writing with Expresso

[ad name=”new”] I write fiction in my spare time and blog for work.  I’m always looking for ways to improve my writing skills.  This month I discovered Expresso, a web app that analyses and edits text.  For example, it highlights words and phrases in your writing that might be less than stellar.  I don’t always use its suggestions, yet among its […]

Clean Out your Junk Files

[ad name=”new”]   Clean out your junk files with this recommended computer repair tool, ATF Cleaner. For years, the folks at Bleeping Computer have recommended ATF Cleaner for cleaning up junk and temp files safely.  They are a volunteer organization that helps people with their computers online and we trust their advice.  At Ducktoes Computer Repair […]

Infected by DNS Changer? You Have Until July Before the FBI Shuts You Down

[ad name=”new”] If you happen to have a virus called the DNS Changer, you, or at least your computer, has been involved in a huge FBI crime sting operation involving Estonian and Russian cybercriminals.   What intrigue and thrills!   Here you thought your computer was behaving itself quietly at home when really it was […]

An Excellent Way to Prevent Computer Viruses

  An excellent way to prevent viruses is use Ad Block with Google Chrome as your browser. Since many viruses and malware are hidden in ads on websites, using Ad Block will really protect you. My daughter Jess uses Google Chrome with Ad block and has now stopped using an anti-virus. And she doesn’t get […]

What Free Antivirus I Recommend

[ad name=”new”] I’m often asked what free anti-virus I recommend. Unfortunately no one anti-virus can remove all viruses. In our Calgary computer repair shop we use many different ones and each finds different infections. Some that we use are AVG, Avira, Avast, Kaspersky, Dr. Web Cure-it, E-set online and off, among others. If we relied […]

Free Defragmentation and other Repair Utilities for your Computer

[ad name=”new”] Last post I promised to recommend some good defragmentation tools to help speed up your computer. So here goes. Defragmentation can make a big difference in hard drive performance and helping a computer stay faster longer. It’s an essential computer repair and hard drive process. I’ve previously explained in an old post what […]

Free, Easy Way to Avoid Viruses

[ad name=”new”] With five thousand new viruses and malware being created everyday, no one anti-virus can catch them all.  So it’s a good idea to use more than one. You can always have more than one anti-spyware, but having more than one anti-virus may cause problems since they’ll conflict with each other.  I recommend using […]

Free Software

[ad name=”new”] While surfing the net on Stumble, I came across this great site of Free Applications for Windows. It has some great software for you, including a web design software that rivals Dreamweaver and FrontPage and is free. And while you’re on there, download AVG to protect your computer from viruses. [ad name=”new”]

Speed Up Windows 7 and Vista with this Free Tool

[ad name=”Google Adsense”] Here’s a tool Windows 7 and Vista users will like. It’ll speed up their computers with a few tweaks: Ultimate Windows Tweaker It seemed to take a good 30 seconds to a minute of boot time off a couple of computers I tried it on. Let me know what you think. Click […]

AVG Faster Now: AVG Press Release

The new AVG is out. It’s faster and uses less resources which means it uses less of your computer’s limited processing power while protecting your computer. Here’s the press release from October of this year from AVG Technologies describing the newest version of AVG: “Amsterdam, October 5, 2009 – AVG Technologies, developers of the world’s […]